Through the eyes of the
Many cases identity theft
the person behind
Victoria Park’s ice rinks.
The long arm
of the law Conestogas security team is concerned with more than just safety at the college.
— No. 3
Massive expansion in the works By TORI SU TTON
Conestoga College word from city
council and the provincial government regarding funding to help deal with the double cohort.
13 college council President John Tibbits and Kevin Mullan, vice-president of finance and administrative oper-
Fun during this
warm sand and
By CARRIE HOTO
Loose Change Louie’s, a bar Waterloo,
for hosting a
popular post-New Year’s party to
nights planned. There
music, dancing and drinks; all captured on free disposable cameras.
welcome students back from the
was a night
However, at the expose yourselfthemed pub night in the Sanctuary, only 20 students showed up to join
that the students
in the excitement.
bar will get better. We’ve listened to every single concern and we have certain agree-
The idea behind the expose yourself pub was for students to go to
ments with companies until May,” said Andruszkiewicz. “Once May
and receive disposable cameras, care of Conestoga
Students Incorporated (CSI). The
a nightclub bar.”
then collected the cameras to
develop the pictures. The snapshots were posted in the Sanctuary for students to go look at and take the pictures they wanted. This
provided free to students. So. where was everybody?
faith that the
never meant to be
we have was
The students in attendance and some of the staff agreed that there needs to be a wider array of beer
“Get a better selection of alcohol. Nobody likes Brick beer,” said Vik Sandhi, a security guard
“More people need Brick
Andruszkiewicz. events co-ordina-
Andruszkiewicz said is
isn’t exactly the best.” said
be here and
contracts are up
which has been eliminated by buying beer tickets, and having more places to purchase alcohol in
before changing anything within
Another reason why may have been missing was. “They’re all at Louie's," said students
“We know what we have we want to do a bottom on how we do our
the pub. to
“Starting with inventory and product. Our students have requested a
respond to that accordingly.”
March and two in April. The January pub should be one to remember. The theme of the pub is the Traffic Light. The CSI will be in
handing out coloured
means off limits, a yellow lei means proceed with caution and a green lei means go ahead. The pub will
will be get-
head off to Daytona spring break with
Beach for Breakaway Tours. honour of
CSI has two days
planned to celebrate the Irish event.
The first night March 13, which
be held on
be a salute to
green beer, and the second date will be on March 17, and that will be a salute to Bailey's and Guinness.
Sanctuary. “If the students
come back and
give them what they want,” said
“The students might not see the changes
this year, but they'll see
night city staff told councillors
to clamp-down oh capital spending after examining a $52-
was time million
However, Tibbits said he was optimistic about the proposal and
But the Doon campus is not the only Conestoga property in need of renovation. Tentative plans to
Tibbits told the councillors the
expand the Guelph campus are cur-
rapid demographic growth of our area and the college’s new degree programs will be putting even more of a strain on the school. In order to keep with the times,
rently in the works.
Tibbits said the college plans to
expand if_they receive newly allotted government Superbuild money to create another wing at the Doon
centre could be built in addition to the pre-existing building. $elling
campus. The provincial government has invested $10 billion into
the Superbuild project, giving coluniversities,
buildings and impro\e
“We're thinking of building something around the same scale as the new wing (E-Wing),” said Tibbits.
Original plans to scrap the cam-
pus on Speedvale Avenue completely and start fresh have been reevaluated. Instead, brainstorming
“We're also thinking of
some renovations around
we were George Brown
in downtown Toronto.' maybe we would get enough money through a sale." he said.
get 53 million
College administration was only informed ideas
of Superbuild funding avail-
The college expects to spend about $10 million on new additions to the Doon campus, using $4 mil-
Tibbits said. tr\'
help offset the cost.
The college is not planning on using $uperbuild funds to pay for the project.
"The best bet for $uperbuild is to grow here (Doon cam-
pus).” said Tibbits.
due Jan. 27, which does
college's Superbuild pro-
would probably enough money to rebuild,
school to deal with inconvenient
the old building
here and now we need them dents) to be patient with us.”
share of regional Superbuild funds. The new area would be used to upgrade existing workers and train new ones. The proposal came on the same
that the city has not turned
next year.” he said, adding. “In the (stu-
Doon campus, possibly takthe money out of the city’s
the plan yet.
municipal governments grants to
ting ready to
8, 000-square- foot training
sand are expected in 2005 and 10,000 in 2006, while the num2007.
January, one in February,
In February, the
“Because of the issues with the first two pubs, 1 think the students Jody said still upset,” are
Issues included long lines to get
flood the schools. Sixteen thou-
bers will start trickling
With only four months left of school, the CSI has seven more pub
of fun with
are expected to
before council in early November. Appearing as a delegation at the meeting, Tibbits asked council to kick in cash to help build an
2004 when 21,000
Beer taps still flowing slowly at pub nights but fun times are ahead
council within a month regarding a $1 -million proposal he brought
sidering to help deal with the influx of students graduating under the
the first year of the double cohort will be the worst, Mullan quoted numbers from the province saying only 6,900 more students will be coming to Ontario’s colleges as a result of the larger than usual graduating class next year. The biggest rush will be September
almost too much for students to cold and snowy time of year. For story and photos turn to page 10.
allure of the
well. Tibbits is expecting to
Although many people assume
ations, outlined potential building projects the college has been con-
(Photo by Denis Langlois)
of Superbuild funds are expected in mid-March.
The matter will be brought before Guelph city council on
As well, Tibbits may have the opportunity
ent his proposal to a high-ranking
which could help the cause. “The project will only be cessful port
can gain a city, local
and officials." said Tibbits. “We need to grow to meet the needs of our community and our community is grow ing."
awareness encourages security of
they’re at Conestoga. support service of “I see us as a process here," he the academic a safe envimaintain help said, “to ronment for our students.
By JULIANNA KERR is conConestoga’s security team just safety. cerned with more than
love the stu-
head more than four years as been has Hunter security.
relationcan’t just develop
arm of Conestoga s there. Hunter end law to management teaches classroom doesn’t
of can have a different point respect have you as
view as long and communication." teams Hunter said his security be the always will concern primary staff of students, faculty and safety
on campus. in their “People need to feel safe they when especially environment, in the on going what’s at look .
world today. “It's important
well.” he added, “to
in a safe sons and daughters are environment.” help Hunter and his staff want to while wnue students iiudenls focus on education
emergency preparedness and
with difficult strategies for dealing
do not happen
Typically, under cover of darkness. between 11 a.m. and
Hunter encourages students, report to secufaculty and staff to that something rity if they see
He makes them uncomfortable. necessarily said although it isn’t to solve probresponsibility their of the collems, they are members therefore is it and lege community responsibility to report prob-
team Hunter said a good security communication good have has to clients with its most important the students. rela“You must have the sort of comare people tionship where We probfortable coming to you. student more handle ably
a great Security services offers online for the deal of information
The pages can from Conestoga’s at page
issues as features details about such
alarm, turns out to be a false
“We would rathei so be it,” he said. false alarms hundred respond to a thing. real the miss than a security In Hunter’s opinion, integral part of an be should team any uu:y
antipersonal safety, Conestoga’s of standards and policy violence
social conduct. is
by Julianna Kerr)
Al of security services
safe on campus. everyorte several college boards.
Hunter does much more Ita" on He also guest lectures and s,ts
Door 4 and
can be reached
Powerful words spoken by a man by Ihousands of people.
.15 s birthday Martin Luther King
U.S. celebrates B y MICHELLE TAYLOR
he a three-hour workshop, procetalk about college
vehicle-related theft, vehicle or is theft from a
program Walksafe by
co-ordinaworking with a student
itself. theft of the vehicle
when you need them,
the residence. and outside
also patrol inside
he said. gency phones on campus," should ° everyone that He added crime on that the number 1
of serious involved in almost every He said in all case of misconduct. never had a stuthat time he has dent talk back to him.
say that students should ignore their surroundings. safe "Although we have a very have a campns. they still need to awareness about certain level of of emerlocations the like things
it s he said, the energy and people assisting 1
level is really high.
Conestoga work closely
“'We do pretty are in we can to ensure that things
about his Hunter said the best thing positive a of is it of job is that most 'it's
— SPOKE, January 20, 2003
as a federal holiday
and work of Dr. King. Today, schools, federal offices, across post offices and banks to celorder in closed are America ebrate.
in Atlanta, Ga., in
He became known
as a great
moveleader during the civil rights without equality sought who ment the need for violence.
man he preached
to his followers
and it was his unmistakable voice and motivating speeches that caprights tured the spirit of the civil
movement. It was his famous I Have a Dream” speech on Aug. 23, 1963,
Jan. 20, 1986, almost
According to a Martin Luther King Web site, in his lifetime King wrote several books expressing the need for equality, he founded the Leadership
Southern Conference and he received the 1964 Nobel Peace Prize for his leadership in attempting to bring
about social, political and economthrough nonic equality for blacks
many people celebrated the first Day. official Martin Luther King Jr. and origins holiday to a According traditions
site, it is
celebrations will take place
vigils today. There are candlelight across the U.S. and many college to classes are shortened. According
Marine Corps News, every year the Department of Defense recognizes the anniversary and encourages an military installations to provide appropriate
marine corps base in Quantico, Va., with ‘celebrates this day every year symbolic a and service memorial a ringing of the Liberty Bell. On this day, people are asked to
day off.” honour the by servlife and work of Dr. King are ing their community. There
as a “day on. not a
devoted to helping peohow they can serve the
great violent means. Tragically, this
ple find out
when leader met an untimely death he was assassinated on April 4,
community. Although Canada does not have an official holiday recognizing
1968, in Memphis, Tenn.
Times Web site, only four days after King was assassinated John Conyers, a According
Republican, submitted the first legbirthday islation proposing King’s California 1970, In holiday. as a the first state to pass legislation
was making King’s birthday a school holiday. In 1983, President Ronald
King’s life, there’s nothing stopping those who wish to celebrate. People can help out at youth cenexample. tres or soup kitchens, for
Even recognizing those
helping out your neighbour or
enough to celeKing said himAs brate his dream. be great, self, “Everybody can
because everybody can serve.
— Page 3
Cellphone fraud can happen to you By TORI SUTTON
seen the slick, hig-
watched Sandra Bullock battle guys who stole her identity the Net and saw Arnold
the bad in
the Sixth Day.
while the silver
of the issue
thought the companies had merely mistaken her for someone
calling Bell Mobility,
discovered it was more than just a computer error on the bill. A customer .service representative immediately took
Criminals often use other peoinformation, specifically government-issued ID, to estab-
ment; Her next call to Telus confirmed her worst fear - someone
pass on to their fraud depart-
up cellphones using her
cellphone, offers users convenience and simplicity in
connecting with business
contacted the Waterloo Regional police to inform them of the identity theft.
friends and family. However, some people are taking advantage of user-friendly cellphone systems to connect phones
resolve the situation and they did not involve themselves in matters
other people’s names. 'This known as subscriber fraud.
According to Olaf Heinzel of the Waterloo Regional police, he has
fraudulent cellphone bills can put a serious mark on the victim’s credit record.
According to a recent document published by the U.S. General Accounting Office, many cases of identity theft go unnoticed and do not surface until there is a problematic situation, often
cases have taken
$10,000 US to resolve. third-year a Wade, Tannis Conestoga College journalism student, never thought such a thing
mine,” said Wade.
not heard of
cases of cell-
phone fraud where the police were involved. “If the cellphone to
The company also offers Internet which requires the same personal information as tele-
Heinzel. “It must be handled by the cellphone company if
thinks her inlormalion was most likely taken from official forms she filled out at her place of employment or her apartment lease. Currently, Bell Mobility has confirmed the phone was fraudulent and cleared the bills in Wade’s name. However, she is still wailing
for a response from Telus, who has disconnected the phone but has not settled her account.
Despite Wade’s case, some working in the cell phone industry say
Like most modem day amenities, cellphone companies offer clients multiple methods for connection of a new phone, including Internet
and telephone activation. “I wasn’t sure how this could happen, so out of curiosity I asked the companies what sort of infor-
not as easy to
think depending on the
pany’s policies. “In terms of fraud,
phone hooked up
difficult to get a in
“They pretty much told me it was up to the cellphone company to
One of our most popular day
accounts and a variety of other crimes.
was only calling to tell had received the wrong
someone’s personal information and using it tor fraudulent purpos-
existing credit cards, access bank
futuristic, identity theft
lllms wilh high-
lech plots based on ideiility (hell.
Wade was confused
who also did not want his last name used, of Wireless Wave. Wireless Wave sells cellphones a
companies, including Fido, Bell Mobility and Rogers AT&T. Unlike other companies, Wireless
phones at their booth in Fairview Park Mall and does not encourage customers using their
(Photo by Tori Sutton)
Tannis Wade, 21, holds two of the phone
telephone to hook
“All our customers have working cellphones when they leave here,” said Gord. “It helps control fraudulent cases and ensures the phone works.” Additionally, Wireless Wave’s
checks identification themand must be shown at least one piece of photo ID before connecting a customer’s phone.
set up two fraudulent cellphones
went to the AT&T store and manager what was happening,” Ladano said. “They believed my story and I was not charged for the calls. I believe this was a real problem at the time.” Although he was not charged for the calls, new mysterious charges appeared on his cellphone bill for two more months. After that, his cellphone number was changed and no more fraudulent calls were made. Ladano’s experience did not make him lose trust in cellphone
days before Christmas. “I went to pick up old mail and there were two large envelopes
or photocopy of any identification.
from Bell Mobility and Telus,” said Wade, 21. “My dad was joking around about them being phone bills but 1 only had a pre-paid cellphone so I don’t usually get bills. It wasn’t until we opened them we discovered they really were bills
for cellphones that weren’t mine.”
give her last name, said the system
two bills Wade more than $1,500 for calls placed all over Canada and the U.S. Although the bills were for
different phones, both statements
Number in order to run check when setting up
showed calls being made to the same phone numbers from New
“Bell Mobility cient at getting
and effime and eas-
concerns, but Telus
and I’m not going on with my
planning to contact U.S. -based company that specializes in secure global is
with the factory-set electronic serial number of a legitimate phone.
and fraudulent phones have the same presets and cellular networks
are unable to distinguish the differ-
finance and credit, to make sure her credit history is clear. Even if her credit is fine, Wade may face even more paperwork next time she makes an application. “Once I contact Equifax and let them know what’s going on, they may implement more secu-
did not want to
phone number, driver’s and Social Insurance a credit a
phone,” Cassandra said. “Usually
ence between the phones. All
are then directed to the bill of the
owner of the original phone. Donald Ladano was a victim of cloning fraud a decade ago. The Kitchener
received bills with charges from
Poland and Maine
identity theft: *CaiTy only the ID and cards you need at any given time. *Sign all new credit cards immediately with permanent ink.
^Oo not malce Intemet purchases from unsecured sites. *Avoid writing your PIN number, S.l.N. or passcode on any of your credit cards or on anything you plan to throw out. *While making a purchase, keep your eye on the cashier, especially when a card is being
within a reasonable time, contact the issuer.
*Have someone you
name and major
not cany' your S.l.N. in
your wallet. *Don’t give out personal or account info to anyone without verifying their identity.
*Create passwords and codes that are not ob\ ious.
an organization that
will meet approximately every two weeks to discuss events and ass’st in promotional endeavours.
promotion, organization of
allow students to contribute their own viewpoint on entertainment topics such as bar events, adver-
CSI. says the idea was
inspired by a conference he attend-
“activities club” to help with their
could work very well here at Conestoga.” he said in an e-mail. this
over your shoulder at an .ATM. *Check your personal credit
credit card infor-
credit file, like
designed as a club to
of fun for the students
to get involved while at
same time gain valuable experience and meet new people.” If you are interested in joining STOGA or would just like to see what all the fuss is about, there will be an introductory meeting on the
For more Jay Mielke via
you need someone
748-5131 ext. 25 or at csivpsa@conesto-
to turn to. Call
Carol Seto. dietitian
SOMEONE YOU KNOW.
the Canadian Diabetes Association
Room IB 25.
*Never leave your receipt behind after making a purchase. *Beware of people looking
he did not make.
your mail while you are on
you have applied for a new credit card and it does not arrive *If
credit,” she said.
After cloning, both the legitimate
And although it does not seem to take much information to set up a
though I’ve never
designed to consider students’ perspective might be what you’re
date and former street address even
The purpose of
Have you ever wanted to have your say about the kinds of activities and events that go on at Conestoga College? A new club
Equifax’s tips heip prevent
club lets students get involved
By HALLEY McPOLIN
Essentially they had found out
industry has seen within the last
weary of some services
Cellphone cloning scams peaked
she received when her name. She is
could happen to her until she stopped by her father’s house a few
out they didn’t require a hard copy
mation you needed to hook up a cellphone over the telephone,” to find
provider’s store for assistance.
Initially angry and fearful he would have to pay for the $600 phone calls,
Using others’ identities to hook up phones is not the only fraudulent activity the cellular phone
— SPOKE, January 20, 2003
gun The country
anus about the federal gun
for Prince Edward Island suspension of the program until the for has called of the Fraser can complete an audit
public that the Liberal ^^n December, Fraser informed the daiL about how much the in citizens government had kept the registry was costing. budgeted at $2 million, but is now It was originally 2005. expected to cost $1 billion by the federal government According to the Globe and Mail, computer system to a create spent nearly $160 million to $36 million to another spending now run the registry and is
Jan. 8, saying that
on Cauchon responded to the criticism program. the to committed he remains he is reported as “The program is about public safety,” preventing crime about “It is saying in tL Globe and Mail. on public compromise not crime, and I will
Harper has responded ^Canadian Alliance leader Stephen leading the county, he would saving that if his party were problem altogether. the registry, eliminating the abolish
also said he
the information that has citizens who have registered
been gathered so far on those guns through the system. j -.u registered with the Nearly two million Canadians have
system from the beginning.
program becomes even more so when
people have to dig deeper expected just to pay for it.
into their pockets than they
so concerned about public through the possession safety and the prevention of crime the more diligent of firearms, than it should have been a program the make to needed way it handled the funds If the federal
way to get the program thrown money and make it cost more than
us reject the feasibility
thing Canadians love to complain about of the springing an unexpected rise in the cost
program is a of a program we
begin with. audit are expected by the independent an of results The end of the month.
were divided on
ting at the side of
deathbed watching him slowly
thing to deal with and
can also say that the as horrible and
a lot about life. I've had a lot of time to think father was sick for 10 about it.
woken-up-abruptly haze, my stomach sank. I just knew.
voice was strained and cracking. "It's time," she said, trying to maintain her composure.
filled with a
at the hospital
from a strong, father to a pital
bed 20 hours a day and could
well as one can
dren on a "good day."
Then came the morning I phone call from my sister. Remembering it still brings to
doing well. seeing
prepared for the
had another 10 years lot
of pain, frustration
can't say that.
a lot of children
up without a
or a daddy
So when I'm feeling sad, I like I to remind myself about that. And like to remember all the wonderful moments we had as a family and the great times we had - just the two of us. I hope this
story serves as a
reminder about what's important in life.
get busy with
everyday distractions and we don't spend the time that we should with
man who gave who protected me and
and sadness. But my mother still had her husband and my sister and I still had our dad. There are a lot of people out
body-even with the
loved me, that
or worse, without both.
each breath took
aid of a breathing machine. never forget that sound.
left in his frail
10 years of
receiver up to breathing was
you should say... goodbye... in case you don't make it in time." the I agreed and she placed
care facility a couple of weeks before and we all knew he wasn
mother was feed-
There wasn't We had been preparing— as
only recognize his wife and chilgot the
lay in a hos-
be there as soon as
watched him go
backfishing, played catch in the
My mother and sister were in
had a father who took me
years before finally succumbing to
In that time,
them how lucky
Sunday morning around 8 a.m. and I was jolted out of a deep justsleep. Even in my fuzzy,
years with a wonderful dad who always had time for me. For 14
wouldn't wish the pain of watchanying someone you love die on
hasn't been an easy
life, a wonderful influence on my a of short too for was it even if
the federal The Conservative administration challenged lost. and Alberta, with along legislation in the courts, federal government the of part the on blunder This latest who have opposed the simply adds to the argument of those
A year ago
the rest of
of the Th^response from the Ontario government has been variety. so” “I told you j ^
hard lesson on
how to replace it. governnearly 100 times more than the already This is would registry entire the ment’s initial estimate of what
promise to get to
thanked him for being such
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school and enter into the so-called real world. Everybody else is great
be spent here
... at least 1 hope not. I spending thousands of dollars on school, working my butt off try-
ing to get
good grades and
my name. Don’t get me wrong, I have met a lot of amazing people at Conestoga here even forget
can’t afford a Kit Kat bar. I the best times of my life are I
have become close to some of them over the past year, but then again have only known
school with thousands of people who don’t know me. Some of the people I consider friends up I
over a year. Out of
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faced and every time you make a move, they write something down
their trusty little
notepad? I recently experienced the fun of having to take a driving test; three to be exact.
started last June, when I first G2 exit test. I
entered the licensing bureau and
go wait in my car. As I sat their watching people drive away or pull up after their The test, I began to get nervous.
fear of the
who had days
the fate of
As he passed over my
However, he did say I was a had a few incidents that forced him to fail me. The second time I went to take the test, which was in October, I had a crack in my windshield and
to parallel park, drive
around the block and do a threepoint turn with no difficulty.
nightmare began when driving on the highway.
the farms and the
come and go
don’t have to report to that I
have lived here,
love living on
do go home,
own, and get sick and
they didn’t do that then they wouldn’t be my parenLs.
always be a ^mall town
in the city. But,
believe the best times of
have been spent at home. have lived in Delhi, a small town
was one of
have only all
spent two weekends up here,
pretty nice. In the
north of have lived in the same house and had the same group of friends for the past 20
have yet to
the best times of
a single location
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third test in
would be easier, but the more confusing
roads there are than
thought. this test did not
Consequently, well either.
accidentally ran a red
turned the wrong way, forgot
car in reverse and almost
flew into a
However, I guess the driving gods were with me, and somehow, I
driving test days are
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From the Sanctuary
Sometimes it's better to WeU, maybe not a total
competition here” bullet now rather than face
ferent student organizations on the
bad things can happen when events are run by
something your student union faces on a regular basis, and this year is no different. is a conflict with events in February. This isn't necessarily a bad thing mind you. Choice is incredibly important for students. Getting to choose which party you go to has to be the ideal choice for any student to have to make. It's hard to think of any choice that can be so hard, yet the end result is stiU the same you had a great time. And that's really what student life is all about. The CSI is a big proponent of students having a great time in a safe environment. In the events that are thrown on or off campus by It's
As usual there
student organizations, CSI puts the interests of the students at the forefront. It's also why the CSI will step back and cancel an event so as not to compete with other student events. While the CSI Events Staff might get the short end of the stick, which is regrettable when a CSI event is cancelled, the general student body wins out because they get to choose the best event to go to. Admittedly, the CSI has an incredible distaste of canceling their events. Weeks of planning and work go into a CSI event. Putting an end to any CSI event is a bit of a blow to the pride of CSI.
But the pride of CSI is salvaged when the students have the time of their life at an event hosted by the other student organization. Again it goes back to allowing the students to make a choice about which event they want to go to, while not cripphng all events on that night. in competition with each When student organizations on campus have events that other, as has happened in the past, they bomb miserably. The crowd is spht as to where they should go. The CSI continually strives to eliminate that problem by seeing which event can be re-scheduled or cancelled. As often as possible, CSI tries to avoid these conflicts. That's why CSI plans their events in the summer and then helps the other student organizations with their events. But no matter how much planning goes into events, there will always be scheduling confhets. In the event that happens, CSI wiU look to see what is in the best interests of the overall student body. And regardless of what happens, the student body still gets to choose which event they get to have fim at. - A message from Conestoga Students Inc. -
roads before you take the
was expired and
and not surprisingly,
could continue to
decided to take
to run a red light
already had I
Needless to say, as the truck flew into another lane to avoid hitting me, I knew I had failed. After
couldn’t take the
would not have been so
Merging was where my problem originated. Not only was I not going fast enough to switch lanes, but a transport truck was driving at about 140 km/h when I merged in front of him at about 80 km/h.
I had to reschedule and go through another agonizing few months waiting to get my full
one small high school. Small town
everyone and the majority of people are nice to you and say hello. I have grown up a great deal since
driver, I just
small towns where you
brake pedal over the pounding of off
here and, honestly, there are Just too many people in Kitchener. I
blinkers on and press the
As we set managed
going because the roads are so confusing
saw I had two check marks box “reason for disqualifica-
could barely hear his direction to
hands heightened as the
minutes passed. When he approached the put
Over 150 Employers
your car stone-
everything about the country
only way of life for me. ever knowing where I
when you’re about to take the dreaded road test. What
them, or they will remember me. I am a small town girl, who really doesn’t belong in the city. 1 miss
palms, pounding heart, psychological fear
2003 JOB FAIR
your road test
— Page 5
before getting behind
and party with, but in 10 doubt will still talk to
to talk to
definitely don’t think the best
about two people who know and understand me. They are the people know I will keep in touch with when am done really
people have told me that the best time of your life.
Well, to them
— SPOKE, January 20. 2003
Student Services offers
variety of R y tiTACEY
orientating printing costs for the
workshops semester a
anxifew months will be the test of Feb. week the during group ety lesbian,
date yet to be
almost doubled as well. Gregory, who just
be anxiety group with date yet to
most students end up doing well. “The other participants in the
Student Services Carol Gregory is optimistic about — a this year’s newest service program. peer-assisted learning
(Photo by Daniel Roth)
CBSA has exciting new events planned for winter semester B y DANIEL ROTH Computer and Business Student Association (CBSA) has The
semester. Jessika Kunkle, public relations for CBSA, discussed the
details of winter.
of three Biz Bashes was 16 at Sammy’s Garage Jan. held on
“The theme was past,
and '80s,” she said, adding, “Prizes were given out for the best ’70s,
’60s outfit, the best ’70s outfit, best ’80s outfit, and the best teacher night
Buses ran continuously from Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre. The cost of the bus service was $1 for the round “This will be a permanent feature
Biz Bash will be in next week’s Spoke. The next Biz Bash, which will be held at Stages Nightclub on Feb. 6, will have a Valentine’s Day theme. this
“There will be prizes for best pick-up lines and the most romantic thing to say, so everyone find
something interesting and original, I’ve never I want to hear lines that said. she before,” heard Of course they will be having the as well.
people get into a try
where two small shack and is
clothing as possible before the curtain hiding
who have swapped
clothes by the end of the contest
they are open so bring
quet and the yearbook for students. The awards banquet is held on April 10, before the Aloha Luau. helps subsidize the The meal at the banquet, which helps
keep the cost of tickets
"Most of are either
"We are looking into whether or not we can have a special feature drink for the night, something that goes along with the theme,” she
advance are $4 for singles and $7 for couples. At the door the cost is $5 for singles and $9 for couples.
nominated for an award
for excelling academically in their course, or are students who are
nated for awards,” she said. The teachers attend to give out
awards and representatives from the business world are there to present the awards that their companies donate. The most exciting thing CBSA has planned for the winter semester a trip to Montreal.
weekend March 21
consist of a three-
day, two-night stay at the Quality Inn in Montreal, round-trip transportation from Conestoga College
to a I
most club goers. One floor is for techno and the other floor is for R&B and rap. “The atmosphere alone, so I’ve heard, is enough to keep you going to satisfy
for at least
located in the
1D14-D. The cost of the
depends on the room occupancy. If you have four people in your room then the cost
$185, three people
room $195 and two people to a room it’s $215. “This is CBSA’s first big bus trip
and it is looking Kunkle said.
All the proceeds will go back into CBSA to help fund the awards
banquet, yearbook and other various services provided by the asso-
for next year’s
executives on Feb. 20
inRoomlD15. mation on the
CBSA can check out
www.cbsa.on.ca or drop by the office, 1D14-D, and
are trying to adjust
While workshops are free, peer tutoring and the student orientation service package both cost $15. This
money goes towards
paying student tutors for their training and sessions and offset-
last year’s gay, les-
bian, bisexual and transgendered
workshop, Gregory hopes that won’t be the case this year. “But it It really depends on the students. requires them to take the lead. To help keep possible attendees
While no new workshops
trends and issues are examined at the end of every year to see if there is a need for another
“We may be at
identify students that
and decide if a workshop might be helpful for risk
and hiring peer
this point in time,” any students
interested in attending this year’s workshops should bring their class
schedules to the Student Services office near
to sign up.
challenge and adventure. Full-time
employment throughout the year.
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SHOP You may
and maybe, they’ll make the walk to the podium.” While attendance was lower than
Sign-up sheets are available from your student reps or at the CBSA office,
and assault. They may companions to foreign
one of Montreal’s
an hour or two,” she
also act as
noisiest clubs with a to 7,000 people. close of capacity This is an after-hours club that has
not included. is
help monitor school students at risk of for residences
Eor anyone who is really into clubbing, Montreal Nite Life has an open invitation to Club Sona on both nights, although admission is
says Gregory. “They may start up sitting, then they may stand
planned, Gregory says
Club Sona biggest and
and mentoring, and and time
will also provide residence assis-
(the exercises) differently,”
or call Students Services instead. “We want students to be comfortable,” says Gregory, “and to get the support they need.”
Crescent Street where there are a variety of clubs and pubs to satisfy
student housing listings, personal and academic counselling, peer services which includes peer host-
anonymous, those interested in online the workshop can sign up
others risk exercises” in front of
These include workshops, community information resources,
Student Services will continue to last offer the same programs it did
There will be three clubs on the agenda - Club Element, Club Extreme and Club Sona. Club Element is one of the most unique in Montreal due to its decor. “It’s a must-see in my opinion,” Kunkle
help prevent students from falling too far behind,” says
VIP club for
be continuously reviewed.
your friends and make it more fun. All proceeds from the Biz Bashes go to the CBSA, which provides the National Post, the awards ban-
The entrance fees for this Bash are as follows:' tickets
also available with on-loca-
Saturday night but
to non-students as well
for future Biz Bashes,” she sai3.
Love Shack The Love Shack
tour escorts and entrance (no line-up)
place to capacity with the Biz Bashes of this semester.” Biz Bashes are not just for
those in the peer-assisted program meet their students on a more regmateriular basis, allowing course
Kunkle said approximately 400 Biz to 500 students normally attend a has “Sammy’s Bashes adding, capacity of 800 people and one of
class reps have suggested.
have prizes awarded to outfit for both Hawaiian best the roast sexes. We will be having a pig handed be will leis and Luau at the out at the door,’’ said Kunkle. CBSA comes up with the themes for the Biz Bashes throughout the summer. When planning the events they consider what has gone over well the year before and what their
difference between peerassisted learning and the students
speaking workshop, students are asked to take part in “several low-
the course material.
on a luxury motor coach with TV s and VCRs, plus transportation to
blowout, with a Hawaiian theme.
put a lot of effort into co-ordinating fun events for the students of
The last Biz Bash Sammy’s Garage on April 10 after will be the Awards Banquet. It end-of-the-year the dubbed will
groups are very respectful, giving positive feedback to other students, which is a great thing.” During one stage of the public
Senior students from challenging courses will be hired to assist othwith ers who might be struggling
overseeing a workshop on public speaking and performance, says
announced and a public speaking announced
divided into two separate groups because so many students signed was up. The test anxiety group
transgendered workshop in midsupport January, a multicultural
They are popular with students. the public all ran last year and speaking workshop had to be
in the next
off Student Services is kicking of series a with year the new
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advice for preparing are; research the
become easier. Companies from across Canada and the United States
Waterloo looking to hire applicants till 1-time, part-time and sum-
allows students to
network with potential employers and research career options. More than
50 employers are expected to attend the fair that takes place on Feb. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at RIM Park in Waterloo. 1
most of your time
you were attending a real interview; and be patient and courteous. There will be hundreds of students
packs with your roommates; dress business casual as if
mer jobs. The job
open positions, said Sara Free, Conestoga s career services officer.
fair differs from the career fair because employers who attend have to be hiring and have
sented; explore the fair solo;
from surrounding making a great impres-
2B04, for help on perfecting your resume and cover letters, as well as assistance
on employers and
For further information on which employers will be attending this year and bus departure times, visit career services a
week before the Free buses and admission will available to students at
be Conestoga College.
Residence greets returning students By KATE VANDEVEN
and take them for a tour
that the holidays are over,
welcomed back not only student returnees, but 45 new residence has
ones as well. A few events in the first week of school were put on in residence to integrate returning and new stu-
Genevieve Blais, manager of Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, said it was decided to put on the events because residence wanted to start dents.
the semester off right
dents and get everyone back in the
ago and has moved back because he sold his house. Although he said he liked living in residence better before because
five years in
was more people
his age, he
will be participating in
some of the
events that will be going on and said he enjoyed the free food at the
swing of things.
Although only six students showed up for this meeting, many showed up for the free food. Jason Wullms, 22, has moved back into residence for the second time. Wullms said he lived here
free barbecue, a student orien-
planned bus trips once a month and Sunday sundaes are all events residence is planning tation meeting,
childhood education and
has put on a barbecue in the winter.
September and once again in April to welcome and see students off.
looking forward to
ing in residence.
in her first-year
the first time Carefot, 19,
home and she hoping to get to know people and form a social life.
has lived away from is
The first bus trip is to Casino Niagara on Jan. 22 and the following one is on Jan. 29 to Chicopee. There are deals for students and there will be a bus leaving from
students, an orienta-
to infomi and regulations of the building, answer any questions
them of the
freedom to go more places more often.
hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burg-
gives you the
student, look for flyers around res-
You’re going places in life, but right now you’re just going home for the holidays. With thousands of destinations and great everyday low fares, Greyhound
or a returning
Around 200 students came out to enjoy the free food, which included ers
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20, 2003 Page 8 — SPOKE, January
world cold ^ „ cold,’earmthehMiiof^-melier
But icy memories
able due to a car accident. Emieis
remember the shifts when through tractors would break
By LAURIE yAN[^ENHP^FF
and the employees would wade through the knee-
unusually mild for mid-
trying to deep, bone-chilling lake the water s save the machines from
worries january and that from Gallagher. Across the road
headquarboathouse, the informal Victoria Park, icrs of Kitchener's two giant ice pads.
days But since the lake’s skating numbered and there is no
rests the city's
when Ernie will return, it all memory to Gallagher.
like an Gallagher knows the rinks also aware that the
temperatures evening's above zero
when the pads’ birth back 15 years, lake one wincity had to drain the pipe additions. ter for repairs and a solution for were rinks two The
old friend. He's
future. are trouble tor their
Tonight, however, all Halk and and his co-workers, Greg
Mark Thiboeau. can do
tomorrow’s below the crucial -4 Anything greater results surface
year, but the lake’s absence that followthe remained presence
in a slushy
persist, as that the ice pads will
Gallaghers time and he is
and long as the weather concedes people 2,500 the appYoximately the keep showing up each weekend
chair, the already slumped in his
his side troubles
The not on
rinks are open. isn t Gallagher says there really of the to the technical side ^
night a bust.
employee, City of Kitchener is nothing he there knows he but
(Photo By Laurie Vandenhoff)
can do. Gallagher follows the weather from all carefully, keeping records Park. of his winters at Victoria Twice a day he calls the Waterloo conRegional Airport for weather of his ditions, once at the beginning the morning. shift and then again in By also watching western climate predict patterns, he can generally days. 10 within happen will what
shorter as well
today’s chances for a
mean someone must parking
pads were open
for only four days. 48-year-old to It's hard for the
He remembers previous when the three rinks would
salt the city s
This year the City of Kitchener Jan. 1 1 as the official open-
even Gallagher chuckles at Now, with only two days goal. that rinks will be left, he’s uncertain the
winds through the park. •‘One night I was almost
go skating on Kitchener’s Victoria Park Lake
you had any plans
you’re out of luck.
There are signs posted by the community services department
Gallagher carefully slips his way onto the ice, limping slightly due to an injured right leg. mi -e- The father of
broom it because with
half-hour to (the ice)
Often he gives the same attention of the ice. The crusty snow crunches under
to the life
the previous day’s
a two-inch blanket on marches about a small He rinks. the
blood sugar. Gallagher now keeps a close eye on his levels and has to endure four needles a day.
mind, however, that the than your city’s hoses are bigger a oneaverage garden feeder, at are brooms the and inch diameter, with large actually small vehicles
also brushes. The vast ice surfaces require a back-dragger, a tractor with a large blade behind it. for snow removal. However, the
agree, even basic ingredients
done in your own backyard if you don’t mind a soaring water bill. As Gallagher prepares for a night away from his ice pads, he
will get the job
remembers days gone
winters were not subjected to the effects of global warming, when weekends at Victoria Park were brimming with the sounds of
when says goodbye to his co-workto care for the
ers and entrusts them ice tonight.
Back his diabetes
create ridges when a blemished surresulting flooding,
City of Kitchener employee
because with a flat surface the water freezes faster.” he explains. He’s realized the ice is still too on loose and leaving the snow tonight
extra half-hour to
continues to reminisce, remembering when the eight-hour shift would entail a constant flooding of the rinks, and nights off because of mild weather were limited. But Gallagher is the only one
who would remember those days. He fondly recalls his longtime partner Ernie, who has around tonight
been off work
happy families and when the two rinks were alive with the sounds of skate blades cutting across their surface.
dim park, few Kitchener residents ice realize the chilling fate of the surfaces as winters gradually disappear and one man finds it hard to
imagine that so much has changed over a short 16 years.
a thing of the past
maintain safe ice through the win-
Richardson wrote a report that was submitted to city council on Jan. 6 stating that
during the past 10 years have made maintaining a natural ice surface impossible.
ple to stay off the ice.
“"We’ve fought to maintain the ice for several years and it’s not work-
Glen Richardson, manager of and development for the
services department, unfortunate that people
on the lake. He said, “The decision doesn’t come because we want to do it. It comes because we are unable to
part of Victoria Park’s heritage for
close to 100 years.
surrounding the lake that warn peo-
to take the extra
by a he road, this snowmobile crossing are laughs. “Most of the time you looking for cars so I wasn t expect-
hose, a ice’s creation, just a
skating on thin ice
R y JASON MIDDLETON
Rink on Victoria Park Lake
friends are taken care He leaves the boathouse and crosses the road that delicately
But not before he makes sure
good night of
that responsibility instead.
be open from Christmas until mid-
up to their usual standards. Typically they require
also flooding. But the slick roads
winLast year's especially balmy
at yesterday, he's definitely pleased
keep the trio hard
Even though Gallagher’s relaxed demeanour hasn’t changed from
the rink that used to freeze over
fate as the defunct ice
adds water to the ice pads Citv of Kitchener ennployee, the most part they are a qualify ice surface For create ,o least seSen days of flooding temperatures are at their lowest, flooded at night when determinarea for several seconds, vts.ts to one keeps active with daily for a qnalcondition of the ice. the straight days of flooding ing was health the gym. However, his instrucContrary to his previous ity ice surface. several years ago. He good as not moves snap Gallagher tells Halk and The next night a cold tions, was which suffered a heart attack, perfect in bringing with it weather Thiobeau to sweep the snow before complicated further by poor manfor flooding. flooding the surface. Bitter winds and -12 C tempera“Sometimes it’s easier to take the
rran Halk a
keeps up sufcould pads ice Victoria Park’s
Each year though, Gallagher says as
not since the water will
native dates the ice
ing out very well.
Service vehicles used to plow snow off the ice surface have fallen through the ice during some winters.
Skatine on the lake has been a
The lake is used as a storm water management reservoir, which means water levels can change rapidly if a rainfall
the stability of the ice. “From the public we’ve received
“There are costs
associated with preparing the ice
and if we spend that money on our staff and equipment and the weather is unpredictable, our money is, literally, thrown into the lake.”
(Photo by Jason Middleton)
surrounded by signs warning of the discouraged conditions. The City of Kitchener has weather over ice due to the unusually warm winter
dangerous ice skating on the
Snowmobile clubs caution ^MICHELLE TAYLOR
according to the area
is the sign snowmobilers sec entering any one of the regis-
Snowmobile Clubs (OFSC) trails. These trails are groomed and maintained, but the
signs posted on all trails also tells snowmobil-
Muskoka, so everyone
es riders to
permits must be front windshield
the safety materials provided with your sled.
*Stay on the marked
advises riders to be one’s surroundings. Helmets can impair one’s hearing, so be extra alert. Never assume
someone standing 10 metres away. A seasonal trail permit is now $170. If it had been purchased before Dec. 1, a permit to
would cost $140. The permit
another to do.
must be obeyed
*Stop before crossing roads and railway tracks.
*Use the approved snowmohand signals. *Wear reflective clothing at
order to maintain safety as well. legal provincial speed limits
Snow-Gliders Snowmobile, Club and the New Dundee Snowmobile Club.
snowmobiles are; 50 km/h on trails, 20 km/h on highways with automobile speed limits of 50 km/h or less; and 50 km/h on highways
Driving a snowmo-
to the right side of the
*Slow down on
such as fallen limbs, unexpected weather and unsafe ice.
Ontario only. A permit may be purchased from any trail-building club in Ontario such as the
bile is like driving a car, except out in the open country a lot of things can suddenly show up
to be a safe
The Ontario Federation of Snowmobile Clubs offers various safety tips. They include: ^Review and understand all
and do not take any unnecessary risks. As a general
there’s snow,” Stuebing
up small clubhous-
According to the OF.SC, drowning is one of the leading causes of snowmobile fatalities. Always be up to date with weather and ice
ing and always wear a
*Carry an emergency survival kit.
Local snowmobilers beating the winter blues By VALENTINA RAPOPORT
twice this year,” she said, it’s only been on open fields (that belong to neighing)
While some of us are trying to stay inside and avoid the winter weather. Laurel Moore just wants to get out there and catch some air. That is, on her snowmobile, of course.
bourhood friends) because the have been closed.” Living in Bloomingdale, Moore considers herself lucky because trails
she can ride around her neighbourhood while she waits for the
While winter sports may cure what happens if it’s cold enough to feel blue but not cold enough to keep snow on the ground for sports? According to Dwayne Orth, manager of marketing and business developments at Chicopee
“Every morning I can hear the neighbours running their motors (on their snowmobiles) just waiting to get out there and ride,” she
extra cold throughout the winter
the hills (which
“If it has to be winter then it might as well snow so you can enjoy it,” said Moore Having bought her own snowmobile three years ago, Moore said she hasn’t been able to get
out on her sled as like to
because of the mild winter
temperatures. “I’ve only been out (snowmobil-
Last winter’s mild temperatures for a disappointing snow-
mobiling season for Moore, who said she was only able to ride five times the whole winter.
hope we get more snow
machines in the evening) can be preserved even throughout milder day temperatures. “Cold nights and milder days is the best of both worlds,” he said,
stop AefObics/7;00 am-7:50
Shinny Hockey/lliOO anv12:50
Public Skating/1 1 :00 am-12:50
S Ton8/4:30 pm-5i0 pm
Cardio Knockout/5;30 pm-6:20 Kickboxingy6:30 pm-7:20
Shinny Hockey/1 1.00 am-12:50
Self Def8nc8/8:30 pm-9:30
Yoga^:30 pnv8:^ pm
“You pay big bucks to snowmoMoore. Not only does snowmobiling
you’re looking to purchase a
“I try to
more often then them.” Aside from wanting to
you can expect
helmet and boots) usually “Getting cold
the last thing
you're worried about
have your suit on." said Moore when asked about staying warm. “Half the time you're too hot and overdressed."
YogaSrOO am-10'.20 am Tai Chi/10:30 am-11:50
StabMiy BalV4:30 pm-5:20 Kicktxjxing/5:30 pm-6:20
12) 12 pm-1:20
Kwon Do/(ages 13+)
Women's Shinny Hockey/3 pm-4 pm
around $1 ,000.
Used sleds $8,000 to $10,000. can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. $nowsuits (including the
Shinny Hockey/1 1 :00 am-12:50
well as paying insurance.
it also means buying perwhich now cost up to $170.
Shinny Hockoy/1 IKX) am-12:50
by any means. I just like to get out there and ride.” Unlike many others who take up the sport, speed and distance aren’t the main reasons why Moore enjoys time on her sled.
Step Aerobfcs/7:00 am-7;50
Boot Camp/5:30 pm-6'.20
keep up with the boys, although I do seem to roll my machine a bit
Milverton (160 kilometres). “I’m not a hard-core (snowmo-
consist of buying a sled and snow-
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hood to own her own snowmobile, was able to travel as far as
friends,” she said.
Having all 12 slopes Chicopee by the first
be a good year for winter sports.
and enjoy themselves, many winter lovers have also spent a lot side
some scenery and hang out with
at the hill.
“It’s also a great
referring to perfect ski conditions
week of January, Orth
snow for made by
did last year,” he said. Despite the lack of snow last winter, Moore, who is one of the
order to preserve the snow. Orth said as long as temperatures stay
30 centimetres of snow
(snowmobiling) a great way to get outside instead of being cooped
tures don’t always have to stay
Ski Hill in Kitchener, tempera-
Moore, who has been snowmobiling since she was 10 years old, looks forward to a good snowfall and hopes this winter will bring more snow than the winter months,
“We.’ve brought the (snow) base
the winter blues,
patience for the winter weather, Ontario snowmobiling can be a scenic and exciting sport.
rule, travel in pairs.
more than 70 per cent
Night ridbe dangerous. It involves nine out of 10 accidents. Usually alcohol and speed are also combined. The OFSC advising
open snowmobilers must display an official permit to ride on any OFSC trails. According to the
their land, setting
heads up north.
message promoted by don't drink and ride. According to the OFSC, alcohol
Sound. “It’s fantastic (snowmobiling). There are clubhouses in St. Clements and at Conestogo Lake.” There arc many rest stops along the
area that currently has
es or inns.
Waterloo for the last 14 years, the temperature needs to be below the freezing mark for a couple of weeks along with a good few feet of snow in order to open the trails. “We don’t ask for much,” he said. “We get snow and then it will melt, so I’m not sure we will get to ride around here.” The only
fiakes start to
snowmobilers who want to have a chance to ride area trails, the up-
snow is some of
more than 50 km/h. With safety in
around,” Stuebing said. A couple of years ago he started right outside his
maze of running from as far south as Thomas to as far north as
on the condi-
can take you as
season and a bad one. Northern Ontario is guaranteed to have a useful season, but for local
available as a guide for the
Before heading out to the trails, must be considered. One
and-down temperatures can
snowmobile’s engine will undoubtedly be heard many times. Maps, such as the Ontario Snowmobilers’ Trail Map Atlas, are
unpredictable Ontario weather can mean the difference between a
across Ontario, the distinct rumble
north as you’re willing to go. press time these trails
avid snoinobilers start tuning their engines. Unfortunately,
Snowmobiling can be an extreme or leisure sport. With thousands of OFSC trails and many more private and Trans Ontario Provincial (TOP) trails (18,000 kilometres of trails showcased by the OFSC)
located in rural areas, cellphones may not work.
must know and obey the Motorized Snow Vehicles Act. they must use caution at all times and, because so many trails arc
biling organization in the world.
ers that they
inherently risky olt-road environ-
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creates vast nriemories
ago the sun was blue sky
shining in the bright
while birds dove through the shorts and tourists, dressed in
dogs and and sandals, walked their beach proflew kites. A day at the and vided much-needed relaxation face.
stood on the Atlantic
The blue water was visible against the
breeze. contrast to
palmettos are base than the near narrower often them they are on top. This makes
many Canadian trees,
of bright and colourful lights. My wife and I sat on the beach and sifted through piles of shells trying to select the most beautiful before
waves of Edisto State Park. Camping has always been special
Besides, the last time
time will probably be next summer,
shaking because of the excitement. I once heard if you spend a week each
Interstate 95, our tired at
a vacant camp-
and the door swung open. It was being on the set of a movie. I dashed out of the tiny door and over a hill where the ocean waves were crashing and hundreds of birds were like
breath was instantly taken
could do was
ing a large
number of manatees,
live in the natural
park. large the throughout cows, sea as known also Manatees, are large grey in salt
water and breathe oxygen
Standing on the shoreline near the manaspring, we could see a dozen
swimming and playing
to take slowly reaching the surface
a short breath.
Manatees are known as Florida’s spend mil“friendly giants” and people them from lions of dollars to protect boats and other sea craft that
Each of the large creatures has been and categorized and has a trying name. We spent about two hours
each one. They were identified white by their markings, often by
from boat motors.
always remember, was Tail, because it lost its
to the ocean.
returning to Edisto Beach. During scoured the the last two days, we for new shells before driving
spent countless hours driving Florida’s panhandle before
a collision with a boat. After seeing the manatees, we State stayed at Jonathan Dickinson the Park, only 50 miles from
every four minutes.
30 more hours home. surprisingly,
returned to Canada, after yet anothwas cover flat tire, the landscape
ered with a thick and familiar blanket of snow. It was an interesting
be welcomed home. one that I will rememforever. I cannot appreciate ber and wait to return to the crashing waves
of the vast ocean.
cannot wait to
feet in the
warm sand and
of search through the endless miles advennew for water seashells and tures
(Pnotos by Denis Langlois)
the Florida sand (above) bring you on&step closer the sun rises over to the Atlantic Ocean. In Edisto Beach (right) breeze. warm the in sways palmetto the ocean while a Footprints
We each spent hours
scenery through a doesn’t take long
New Session Starts in January
Canadian landscapes. One minute we were driving up and down the streets of Palm and Melbourne Beaches, admiring the large houses only metres from the Atlantic, and the next we were sitting at the side of the road admiring
mostly excited to see some-
an abrupt stop
own unique and
new, something enormous and something not even the imagination could produce exactly. Finally, after two tires exploded to
year by the ocean, it’s better for your health and happiness. But I
all had their own special meaning and importance to us. We spent two days at Edisto Beach before heading into Florida, the sunshine state. At 7 a.m. we all hauled ourselves into the RV and cruised for eight more hours into
of Ontario for most of my life, I had never seen the ocean until this trip. So, just before we arrived at
so the timing seemed perfect. Being confined to the perimeters
was fascinating move the water and to see them lying in they made.
journey back to our campsite and inspected our shells. The oysters, conches and tiny, yet unique, shark
July and the next
stopped at through
For the next few days,
Universal Studios, Kennedy Space countless Center, the Everglades and end of the at However, shops.
placing them into a bucket. Each
if s an instant cure
well by tiny lizards, which were camouflaged against the various shades of brown and green. For hours we searched for and admired snapped the tiny creatures and
and flipping in the water. people were gathered to see witness every the giant animals and
Everglades, we found hermit crabs. One night we stayed at Blue Springs State Park, near Palm The park is famous for hav-
Because tUe air, gliding off the Atlantic Ocean, was warm we were able to pitch a tent and camp only metres away from the churning
twinkled against the soft sand, they collage in the sun and shone like a
awkward, but natu-
wide-open eyes, three dolphins jumped and splashed about five metres from shore. For the next few days, I spent many hours on the beach. I often spot stared into the water and tried to plenty. signs of life. And there were Lining the miles of sand were miland lying lions of seashells. Empty
If s easy to see why.
At Melbourne Beach, we found starfish. Near Daytona Beach, we found sand
most of excited, happy, thrilled and in right then, just all, alive. And
in every In every direction, living sway piece of wilderness, the trees
well-known palm tree, in the United States. And South Carolina
species of ocean and learn about.
sand for different seashells. Each beach offered us different
and all the probfeel like your comlems in it, are meaningless of pared to the grand scheme care and doesn’t ocean The things. some extent, neither should we.
of the state, claims to have relation largest palmettos, a close
many beaches and
and it gives you a on the vast and perspective new
tiny island off the
are endangered and extreme-
the only thing
life. a day that changed my ocean the beside Standing
coast of South Carolina. Edisto Island, on the southeastern
like alligators, armadillos
the water as the sun was rising over I realized it was day, new a begin to
and warm inon Dec. 27 when my wife, son, recre1978 a into laws and I loaded driving to ational vehicle and began Florida. of the warm beaches About 26 hours of constant
Ocean before me
only metres from shore. The search for a clear blue sky breeze began at midnight
a beach with
in the deep see tourists splashing jumping blue water and dolphins
motion ended when
air felt great against
Our campsite was
rounded with more giant palmettos. Unlike South Carolina, however, inhabited the trees at this park were
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her destination for the day,
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— SPOKE, January 20, 2003
Say goodbye By BLAKE GALL
majority of fat in turkey
the skin but continue to turn to
a time to spend with
and loved ones.
when many people pack on
holidays can get rid of those pounds
almost as fast as you gained them,” said Jinnie DeLazzari, 44, a regis-
Niagara Niagara Falls.
DeLazzari said she constantly hears people talking about the weight they gained but no one seems to know how to lose it. “The first thing to do after a holiday dinner is to assess your leftovers and get rid of the more fattening foods,” DeLazzari added. This means that the leftover gravy
may need to be thrown away despite how tasty it was. Also, removing the skin from turkey before putting
are aware that the
my family and my Kyle Digby, 22,
he loves the
quick and delicious
leftovers. It’s a
that is hard to turn
into consideration that foods
and bread are high
“I did pretty
three times a
week and being a waiter sheds the pounds easily. “I’ll be back to my perfect body in no time at all,” he joked. DeLazzari points out that watching your weight over the holidays is always a safe bet too. “If you don’t gain any weight then you have nothing to lose,” she said.
D’ Alessandro, 22, of
only gained about four pounds,”
He says he gained about 10 pounds over the holidays but isn’t rid
sure to bal-
keep your metabolism up and the pounds will bum away.
family functions so
worried about getting
ance the carbohydrates with protein
you can take a full turkey meal for free?” Digby added.
would be a I
time to exercise before the potatoes
hips,” she added.
Both she and Digby intend
increase their exercise patterns so
they can say goodbye to the pounds as quickly as possible.
any weight this year ahead of the game,” DeLazzari said. But she has a few “I didn’t gain
have to work
their figures back.
works for you,” she
a simple point that some
adding, “Everyone’s bodies are dif-
you know how you can get back to your healthy self without going hungry.”
don’t have to necessarily eat so
(Photo by Blake Gall)
“Just get back to a consistent diet that
people tend to forget. Even though we have so many dinners to attend
of than most people think.
healthy diet immediately after the
Excess Christmas weight to get rid
a late night snack.
also tends to be a time
ferent so only
Kyle Digby, 22, enjoys
leftover turkey dinner during his
break at work. He brought his lunch instead of buying from the fattening leftovers, get back to the gym as soon as possible, watch your carbohydrate and protein intake and most importantly.
don’t stress out too
be a natural
part of the holiday season for every-
Insect-based snacks served up at butterfly conservatory By NICOLE CHILDS
It was really a mixed some were eager, some were
of curiosity. bag,
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stick a cricket or any other insect in your mouth? Most people haven’t, but Wings of Paradise
conservatory located in Cambridge helped make it a reality for those adventurous
second annual Bugfeast, which ran from Dec. 27 until Jan. 5, was an insect-tasting event, which focused on one specific area of the world. This year
provided a Far East cultural aspect and featured dishes like Burmese mealworm it
reluctant and others
sum, and honeybee larvae ice cream topped with bee pollen. Melissa Parker, marketing director
was pleased with the way the event went. She estimated about 3,000 people went at
and sampled the food. Most people were open to the experience and eager to try somefacility
“There certainly was an element
public’s acceptance of the idea of
“You don’t often hear words bugs and fantastic in the same sentence.” He was happy with the way the event went and said, “I think it’s a very novel idea, I would do
Entomophagy may seem a little far-fetched, but it is no more farfetched than some of our cultural practices. North Americans eat
at first but after they tried
very enthusiastic,” explained Parker.
Wings of Paradise ran the event over the Christmas break when people were looking for something a little different to do. Because of the amount of intensive labour required to prepare the dishes, the facility cannot offer it year-round. Each cricket had its wings, legs and head removed before 7,000 crickets, bers
to prepare for the
chocolate-covered crickets with amber, mealworms in dim
match made in paradise.” He was pleasantly surprised by the
Jeff Stewart, a tourism tality
professor at the University of
Guelph, created some of the insectinspired
He developed the recipes off and on for a couple of months, and highly scrutinized them before sending them out to the public. He said he’s always had a big interest in the notion of innovation and enjoys trying new things from different cultures.
the job was, “a
eating insects. the
Bugfeast again at the drop of a hat.” There are approximately 1,500 species of insects that are edible.
According to Stewart, anyone who’s eaten a hotdog has probably eaten
you can buy a bug on a from a street vendor.
held only by North
Americans and Europeans. Parker “Two-thirds of the world eat
them willingly.” She added, “In Mexico they eat grasshoppers like
eat French fries.”
insects in our lives.
tures insects are a delicacy,
When: Thursdays, 5:30 n.m. Where: 1 D1 7" Enjoy the. fellowship of friends.
Parker said she enjoyed the insect “It
really tasty, I ate so
couldn’t keep track.”
done they should be and crush easily. Take your dried insects and put them into a blender or coffee grinder, and grind them until they are about the consistency of wheat germ. Now you can add them to this insects
about trying a cricket covered in chocolate, or mealworm chocolate chip cookies.
something you can get at the grocery store, but you will find them at
your local pet store. Bugfeast obtained their insects from a sup-
which provides many pet It isn’t
you eat insects you unless you are absolutely that
To prepare the bugs, rinse them off thoroughly with water and then pat
a freezer bag for about 10 minutes until they are dead.
cup butter cup brown sugar 1/2 cup white sugar 1 egg
who want something a different to snack on, how
stores with bugs.
dient, the mealworm flour. Spread cleaned insects out on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Set your oven to 200 F and dry insects for approximately 1-3 hours. When the
Cookies Before you can make these cookies you must make the main ingre-
wax paper. Mealworm Chocolate
the crickets at
crunchy. Heat the squares of semisweet chocolate in a double boiler until melted. Dip the dry, roasted crickets in the melted chocolate one by one, and then set the choco-
chocolate-covered crickets as having a flavour that’s a cross between a sunflower seed and
interested or with
The Web site also provided some of the recipes Wings of Paradise used for their Bugfeast. fare.
and flour beetles can be found in flour. They feed on the grain and end up milled with it. Eatbug.com had some interesting facts. According to the author, rotten and bug-infested apples in apple orchards can end up in cider.
Unknown to many people in terms of nutrition, insects are high in protein and low in fat. In certain cul-
* Several squares of
The stigma that surrounds entomophagy, which is the practice of
Chocolate-Covered Crickets * 25 adult crickets
late-covered crickets out to dry on a
about trying insects?
with nuts in
cultures call various
unknowingly consume more than a pound of
times seeing cow’s tongue in the grocery aisle. We call these delica-
clams, recall a couple of oysters,
the following recipes.
you’re ready to use them in
teaspoon vanilla all purpose flour * 1/2 teaspoon salt * 1/2 teaspoon baking soda * 1/2 cup oats *
cup chocolate chips cup mealworm flour Cream butter well, then mix ’•'1/4
baking soda, chocolate chips, oats, and mealworm flour. Drop batter by the teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes at 375 F. This recipe is a good way to try
entomophagy because you
hardly notice the insects, except for a light nutty taste. If you enjoy these or if you are just looking for something
check out the next
annual Bugfest Paradise.
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blahs than to hop
you’d think people would be less preoccupied with their appearance
Yes indeed, once again and in settled has myself shaking my head at
and more so
somewhat cancer-prone friend only of mine (meaning she is not
want to know is at fair-skinned being did I
have a pretty
have, on several occasions,
’20s it was actually “in” and look pale, but in the ’40s and look surfer Os, when the
iea; in the ^
to get popular, all of
round doesn’t lakes
ndured growing up (although
biased, observation. Plus, health concerns these
regarumg cancer especially regarding
tradition that ling blue. That is a on the follows usually he bride
wedding. However, lay of her ways to here are many other day special. could Brides- and grooms-to-be great and information of lot
Wedding Dreams show
Bingemans in Kitchener. held The show, which was
time to put and 12, took a long
program coDoris Hauch, the ordinator for the said that
tendency to reflect light more than I absorb it, so in many photographs
acts like a
to attract the
resident. Julia Knight, a Waterloo
will stick to the skin s
net to bring
manager at Sun Magic. “I was very skeptical about
“The mystic tan is gaining popin Canada because cus-
the positive and together,” said neutrons negative Pollard. The tanning alternative all
tomers can gain a tan without being harmed or threatened by
TEST ANXIETY WORKSHOP
my look ghostly white, even next to the renaisfair friends. Back during would powder boy Now me! envied have they would you should get it’s always “boy ...
that look, their faces to achieve
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ideas at the
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who tend to
Magne Tansm technology its own is used, then uses
with such skin should feel confident I about our own natural appearance.
me, tanning lies in the same cateor gory as breast augmentation to order in diets dangerous fad Hollywoodachieve that “perfect” smoking or dictated look. Unlike
irritating tend to get somewhat if not simple, a but awhile), fter
to they feel they have to in order but to feel good about themselves,
cancer-prone and can get the darker after just a few minutes in bequest aren’t who us of Those sun.
/ith all the
are also the people
after tanning. “After
feel it take pleasure in being pale; I has a skin gives me character.
pale and sickly. Honestly, the
wrong, this isn’t a of all ersonal vendetta because I cracks sun some need iose “you Don’t get
the booth has nozzles
quick and easy process lasts about 30 seconds. You cannot come in contact with water for four to six hours
onto that spray tanning solution
streaking and discoloration.
her body, size and skin type. According to www. platinumtan. com,
designed to oiler a customized on tan for each individual based
Obviously, there are
salon and tanning?
the After all, if she didn’t tan in all winter she’d end up looking
the booth for a
few seconds. Users move into two positions allowing the spray to cover all parts of the body. Aloe vera cream is applied to
Shannon Pollard of Sun Magic in tanning, on 465-10 Philip St. booth tan Mystic The Kitchener.
in a they any less natural than sitting
days her words, “everything these not? gives you cancer,” so why
said pletely harmless and sale,”
in especially to herself directly, but
changed. Suddenly you preyou nted a sickly appearance if
people’s skin a boost.
sans the as rub-in or spray-on tans, - are “natural” not they’re
cussed the topic with her - just to priorities get an idea of where her the risks, are. She is well aware of
has a a couple of cancer scares) I habit of tanning in the winter.
There are alternative choices if you simply must have that tan, such
of freckles and moles to can- a sign of being more prone had also has who but cer than not
makeup and look when
disposable cap and
booties are supplied and should be worn throughout the process. With your eyes closed tightly, a
rays and streaking.
would discontinue the behaviour. To me, it’s natural reasoning.
ugly, inning salons to “fix” that develop over asty, pale look they
in their physical well-
see rushing to the
a self tanner but it evenly in seconds, said
tan offers an alter-
glow without the dangers of
on leave the house, which is vain is difference The know. 1 part, my none of these things (to my knowledge thus far) has any proven
you haven’t already figured it my introductory paragraph
/as entirely sarcastic.
missing with the absence ol
risks an excuse for not knowing the the out carry to continuing and
and soak up anify tanning bed UV rays your body is desper-
skin types including
to self tan that
drug and alcohol addiction, there is as no chemical dependency to use
By SINEAD McGARRY Finally a
— Page 15
Local tanning booth offers customized tans
Tanning booth patrons should heed warnings wintertime once again
one takes approximately
ready. year to get everything year that the in that added
bearer or the flower
appear in the show.
there were At this year’s show and of said, 130 vendors, Hauch returning were cent per the 130, 70 vendors’.
specialized in every-
photograthing from professional
and invitations, phy, wedding cakes services and wedding to limousine dress and tuxedo rentals. were helpful All of the people for the advice great and provided brides-
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shows, a day
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— SPOKE, January
Stephen King lurks around LRC
play with the devil By
By BLAKE GALL
In need of a break
Your kids are upstairs playing when your seven-year-old daughter stumbles upon a loaded gun. She doesn't know the gun, which
human biology or political history? Want something a little lighter on the brain? Look no further
doesn’t have its safety on, is real. You hear a loud bang and find your six-year-old son dead, with your daughter being the one who
Centre (LRC) here
pulled the trigger.
Unfortunately, this that
overwhelmed by the
of textbooks. never imagine that there could actually be a nonshelves
a tragedy that could
have been avoided. “Hiding your gun is a good idea, says enough,” not but it’s http://users,rcn.com, a Web page
Contrarily, popular novels are at
on children and guns. Kids will climb. They will go through drawers and cabinets because children are naturally curious about everything. “Guns are the third leading cause of death among Canadians from ages 15 to 24 following
motor vehicle accidents and suicide by other means. Guns kill more youth in this age group than cancer, drowning and falls combined,” says Katherine Leonard in an article entitled Firearm Deaths and in Canadian Adolescents Young Adults, which was published in an issue of Canadian Journal of Public Health in 1994. How can we prevent this?
back of the LRC. books are donated by students or faculty,” Gross said. Therefore, none of the school’s funding is spent on these lighter at the
reads. (Photo by Andrea Smith)
Jailynn Pennock-Phillips, 2, plays with a toy gun.
the third leading cause of death
John Grisham has found his into Conestoga with his
According to the www.guncontrol.ca,
starter pistols fire real
good them to
be converted to
Jorbins.com says educating your children about guns even if you do not have one in your own
by stealing them or buying them illegally, or by using “fake gun” replicas, starter pistols, air gunS
offenders usually get their guns
them than if they learn from television or from their peers. “You need to talk to your chil-
“Each year there are over 50 children under 18 who require hospitalization from air gun injuries
right if their parents teach
dren about what’s important, about
your values,” The
The Firm and
Locks such be purchased
House, just to mention a few.
quently used Canadian Criminal
Stephen King, a man who has scared readers for many years, has a few novels kicking eiround too.
and Needful Things, best sellers, can be found right here on campus. If you need to add some excitement to your day. King’s thrillers are Insomnia,
Vanished, Accident and
accomplished author can add a little love to your day, which could definitely help students
There are also novels from classic authors such as Tom Clancy. He can be found in the form of best-sellers Debt of Honor and Net Force. Or perhaps you’d
read Clancy’s creation
with Steve Pieczenik Op-Center:
Dean Koontz has a few novels in the LRC. The Door to December, Hideaway and Mr. Murder are worth checking out
works that are Koontz novels tend to
just a couple of his available.
have a unique sex appeal that
students would enjoy. “Sometimes I just need a break from all the clutter in my head,” said Katherine McIntyre, 20, a
Grisham’s The Pelican Brief.
The list of talented authors goes The LRC welcomes any
unwanted novels from students and faculty. If an old book is taking up shelf space at home, drop it off and share that read with someone else.
not just a study
can be a retreat if you dig far enough. So, if you’re yearning for an escape from real-
make your way
but don’t worry, there won’t be a
pop quiz on these books.
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against unauthorized adults.
Threading plastic-coated bicycle locking cables through the receiver and out the ejection port of many magazine-fed guns is a
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hole in one of the important pieces to prevent reassembly. to buy.
A gun safe is also
prevent theft and
to safely store a
teachers are those who demonstrate exceptional commitment to students and to their programs and whose teaching skills are above average. They also 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 Distinguished
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They say most only come with three but these could be opened in an average of 10 minutes, by systematically trying every possible
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Unfortunately, just keeping your
gun locked and safe sometimes just isn't enough. Your child could just as easily find one on the street or at someone else’s house.
an SLG Leader?
SLG Leaders are students who have taken the course in the recent past and done well. They are prepared to share with you what they have learned about how to study this course and how to better retain what you learn. What they won't do is lecture; their Job
you think about the material you hear and read.
What courses have SLG's? In the winter semester, SLG's will
be offered in: Business Math 2 Engineering Technology Math 2 (MET Math
requests can be filled because (1) we may not have someone lead the group, or (2) we may not be able to resolve schedule conflicts. all
When do SLG
sessions start? SLG sessions start shortly after the beginning of the term. Session schedules will be announced in class, posted around the campus and advertised In Spoke. Each Leader will set up review sessions, and you can attend as your notes; bring your textbooks; bring your questions.
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Http://users.rcn.com claims that locks with multiple wheel combi-
Supported Learning Groups are a series of weekly group study sessions. They are provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. For you, SLG's are a chance to meet with other students in your class to compare notes, discuss concepts, develop strategies and test yourselves before the instructor does. Your SLG Leader will facilitate each
apart and put a padlock through a
lockable gun case
a distinguished teacher?
as a trigger lock can
Whether you are studying law or not, Grisham novels are always a nice change from the more fre-
Steel has graced
will find a
gun magazines, suggests the
good item good and allow you
weight on a slide or
lock,” says the
Leave the area and tell an adult. “Children have a better chance of
“Don’t think your gun is safe if you depend on a child’s size or
you take the
Conestoga, gladly pointed out an entire section of novels located
often as real handguns.
Shari Gross, library technician
Surprisingly, fake guns are recovered in crime as often as real hand-
your fingertips time to look.
sign out a Danielle Steel classic.
a true story
good choice. little romance?
heads north By REBECCA LEARN
B y VALENTINA RAPOPORT
show American Idol coming to CTV, with contestants from Newfoundland to British Columbia vying for star-
sion of the is
which opened in 64 Victoria Kitchener, is growing
(Poland) national stardom and Heinz Winckler (South Africa)
which went platinum
according to a media release on
a rich history
resembles a chalet with
The room on
a fine dining room, with cloth-covered tables and traditional dishes from Prague displayed on the blue walls. Its dominant pink and scream authenticity and
harmonize with the big painting of Prague on the back wall. The ihiid room, located at the Wack of the restaurant, is where the a pub bar is located. Resembling aimosphere, the wooden floors and and bar dominate the room. Tables textured booths are separated by by arches, which are decorated
for17 years shows off the Metro Restaurant in Kitchener Stanva Rous who has been working at of schnitzeUibs, cab consists plate The combination one of the platters offered at the restaurant. in town. schnitzel best “the having for is known bage rolls and red cabbage. The restaurant In addition, both the red cabbage green peppers, mushrooms, tomaof ferent types of veil schnitzels, all and sauerkraut added a zest to the toes and bacon. We chose mashed which could be changed to chicken The mashed rest of the platter. cabred ot side a potatoes as well as and topped fresh were potatoes '
Other entree choices included cabbage rolls, ribs, perogies, smoked sausage and pigtails. Prices range from $11.55 to
bage and sauerkraut Knowing the food
$16.95. All entrees are served with a choice of Caesar salad or soup, garlic bread and a choice of pota-
expected to wait
of the restaurant schnitzels reads), the choices of front
seemed endless. There were 1 7
was warm and efficient. once The real treat, however, came menu. Known for the I opened my (as the “best schnitzel in town” in
cooked sauerkraut, applesauce or
(mashed or home
Vegetable choices vegetables. included red cabbage, coleslaw,
hanging plants of all sizes. My guest and I were seated were quickly in the first room and offered drinks
meals, Soups, salads and light
and such as schnitzel on a bun ranging of sole, are also available filet
$7.95 to $8.95
ordered the platter The meal included
schnitzel, the three different types of the schnitzel, Vienna, a plain
melted with barbeque sauce and cheese, and the
topped with grilled onions.
ordered (as specified on
the sign seen at the entrance)
at least 20 minutes To my surprise, the main course was served only 10
for our food.
minutes after our soup, salad and garlic bread starters, which arrived after the table only five minutes our order was taken. The size of the platter for two Served on a was unbelievable.
three turkey-sized oval plate, the schnitzel were of portions huge
be accompanied by what seemed to It potatoes. mashed mountains of better yet. and wonderful, looked
WOULD you LIKE
just right as
the dessert appealing, there
simply wasn’t enough room. The meals themand selves were more than enough a doggy bag came to our rescue. The combination of cosy atmosfriendly, phere, fantastic food and efficient service
standing dining experience. sure sign outside the restaurant doesn’t
proud is Canadian
world,” said Susanne Boyce, president of programming and chair of the media group for CTV, in the media release. The names of the finalists and
judges have not been released ly
competition not only American cousin, but
with Popstars on Global TV, which plans to search for a solo said a artist in its next round,” Canadian Press article in the Hamilton Spectator on Oct. 17, 2002. If the show is successful
and there are more seasons, it may take some Canadian viewers
away from American
and All we can do now is wait the ratsee which one will win ings race.
anxiety workshop MEETS FOR 4 SESSIONS ro register bring
This group will run once a
week beginning the week of February
ond sign up o copy of Vobt timetable
a new country. Discuss issues related to being in culture? Share information about your own Learn more about Canadian culture?
guest and I were extremely impressed. While the fruit and ice cream stuffed Palacinky (crepes)
Please sign up for the group
with melted butter. Overall it was fantastic.
can’t wait to see the
third plain. the other sweet and the
Meet new people?
before January JF. Student Services (Room PB02)
748-5220 ext. 3487
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before Friday. January be selected from submitted student timetables.
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week of February Workshop
series but with
smelled fresh and delicious. most The schnitzel was warm and The mixture of all, full of flavour. schnitzel of toppings on each
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where most Dominated by wood furnishsat. glass ing and booths separated by dividers,
all-Canadian talent. “Canada has
giving Alicja Janosz
The restaurant, although small, is cosy and consists of three differently decorated rooms. is
second immediately season of American Idol, which begins Jan. 21 wraps up. The show has also had versions in Poland and South
words home sweet home came to mind as the aroma ol fresh food cooking and the sound of soft instrumental music enveloped me.
authentic her family have added an to the spin European Eastern restaurant’s cuisine and design. into the
more popular everyday. Owner Iva the Rous, who has been running for the restaurant with her husband working past six years, first started cook. Having at the restaurant as a immigrated to Canada Irom Prague Rous and in the Czech Republic,
completely Canadian ver-
The Metro Restaurant specializes and a true famiin homemade food
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— SPOKE, January 20, 2003
Love and catastrophe mixes in Just Married
Horoscope Week of January 20 - 26
New Marriage and your honeymoon are two things that every girl dreams about. They should be perfect, beautil'ul and two of the happiest times of your life. Unfortunatel'.. for Tom Leezak (played by A.-.aton Kutcher) and Sarah McNerney (played by
pressures in your
day celebration. Try
Everyone warns them that they young and they need to
who they are before they down but the two lovebirds
Expect a change routine.
An (Internet photo)
to their troubled
win her back. The movie is your typical love story with humorous twists that anyone would enjoy. hotel and tries to
try in vain to
go right as they are forced to spend a night in a slinky hotel with cockroaches and, to top it all off, Sarah’s rich ex-boyfriend Peter Prentiss, played by Christian Kane, shows up at their
because of the romantic love story and guys will love the sick “fart jokes.”
laughing throughout the movie, even at the cheesy sex jokes. I
these have in
According to a Web site entitled “What the heck is emo anyway?” (www.fourfa.com), it is hardcore punk music that has been broken down and re-tooled into guitar-oriented, mid-temp, rock-based sound with emotional punk vocals. “Emo,” is an acronym for emo-
Minn, natives Husker Du released the album Zen Arcade. Zen Arcade mapped out the early
This explains the style and
come when Minneapolis,
“hardcore” sound with substance and emotion. This
where the term “emocore”
Icon, Policy of Three, and
moments. It is a movie that everyone can relate to if they have ever had a vacation “go wrong.” In my book it deserves three out of five
Luckiest day: January 22.
November 22 December 21
authority figure will be a
The next later
emo came two
many bands and
battle at work or become more stressBut don't back down to
school could ful.
of music that the term
selves listening to
Deal with every problem individually, don't combine your ing.
bad rap by other
are looking for an
honest answer, so give
January 20 February 18
sudden change will cause you
to stop tion.
and re-evaluate your
Don't be too upset
Several stressors in your
starting to take their toll
to fix this is to
deal with each issue separately.
Luckiest day: January 22.
Leo July 23
Pisces February 20 March 20
be making trouble for you.
stand up for your-
Everything's going your way.
will have a really good week. you maintain a positive outlook, your good fortune could last a If
Luckiest day: January 20.
Luckiest day: January
fans put a period
name for Internet chat programs such as ICQ or MSN to show other users they
August 23 September 23
before and after their user
All the stressors in your life
Boxcar Racer, a band formed by Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker of Blink 182, seems to be a way for DeLonge and is
not the image of Blink
182, although the
band did produce
songs, one aptly
Stay Together for the IGds, which turned out to be a huge success.
“There are always going
music fanatics who called them
those ‘made’ bands that play
fast-forward to present day.
The term “emo” now encompasses
Luckiest day: January 22.
started to get a
fans at concerts,
Your caring nature be drawing people
Luckiest day: January 22
Luckiest day: January 20.
A peer or authority figure is
a few let
Because of the emotion
glasses like the guys in
He added many
and are considered emo or “emocore,” he said. Still confused? Here is a little
could be a
They took “emocore” and turned the volume up. Concerts for such
Lots of issues going on in your
Weezer,” said Faulkner.
from the Washington, D.C. punk scene back in 1984. This “DC sound” as it was called, was made up of bands who
Many of the fans that emo was for the weak,
Luckiest day: January 26.
are a lot of hardcore bands that lyrics
Luckiest day: January 25.
happening, things will be better
Barker to vent their emotions.
more controlling than you would like. The best way to avoid confrontation is to agree with him
bands and other emo bands to come would now frequently end with the audience screaming or
unexpected turns and
sound goes, it’s normally a punk sound, although a couple of indie bands have come in and made it more mellow, but there
to life with
Nick Faulkner, an avid emo fan and second-year computer-profar as
emo for inspiring bands. Husker Du provided intense lyrics style of
throw up on the person in front of you. Unfortunately I was sitting in
“The ‘hardcore’ emo fan will wear pretty tight clothing, mod dressing, and pea coats. They will also wear black square-
substance of the rhythms and lyrics involved in emo music.
typical sweet ending that
They’re not emo, or are they?
Balance will be coming into your some manner. To maintain this, keep on top of your work and
played a more emotional form of
punk music than Alternative, industrial, ska, rap
along with your typi-
love story must
fabulous job of bringing an otherwise everyday subject that has been done to death in Hollywood
By NICK HORTON
Of course, gal
the front row. The theatre was packed and people were even lined up to see the next show. So if you want a good seat, show up early. Director Shawn Levy does a
they find that
then on nothing seems to
expensive honeymoon suite with a
Scorpio October 23
Luckiest day: January 20.
Problems continue when they arrive in Europe for their honeymoon and they burn down an
You could be
they are both too tired and are
each other their
stressors things will only get
enough. Problems begin on
you combine your projects and
only this time with marriage.
deal witfreach issue separately. If
insist that their love for
Luckiest day: January 26.
dy of the year. Just Married. The film, which debuted on Jan. lO. contains .xerything from a dead dog and bloody noses on a wedding night to fooling around in a small "fre hly used” airplane bathroom. The story is lold by Tom while he reflects on how his marriage to Sarah could have turned so sour
by, after just one month, moving in together. Nine months later they surprise them once again,
If things are chaotic right
best of any situation presented
Murphy) everything that could go wrong, goes wrong and more, in the h} sterical first come-
The couple shocks
September 24 October 22
put a damper on your birth-
adding up. Try
with each problem individ-
and you should
clairvSy^' i^^jt for four
Luckiest day: January 21. ''"Q.-,
SPOKE, January 20 2003 ,
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