Fred Penner thrills Sanctuary
Spring break packages going fast An enjoyable and successful trip starts
Acclaimed Canadian musician and
Local man embarks on journey Former Stratford resident experiences
at Conestoga allowing vendors products to set up
shop within the school. On Jan. 22, a booth in the main cafeteria was open for business, offering hundreds of bootleg tapes of concerts. Most of the videos, recorded illegally at live shows with personal camcorders, were selling for an average price of $ 20 Although the vendor was selling unauthorized material protected under copyright laws, col.
lege policy states the onus
the vendors to ensure their busi-
Vendors are subject to the consaid
Judy Dusick, general manager of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI). long as they are a registered
business which meets the
GST, PST, insurance and equipment
would take too much legwork to check every vendor who the
â€” No. 5
It is not unusual for large venues to ban the use of camcorders and cameras. Occasionally, rebel-
lious bands like Pearl Jam and Phish encourage their fans to
record their live shows.
nothing on paper Chris Ward, the
vendor selling the tapes at the college. It s sometimes hard to pinpoint if certain shows have copyright restrictions on them or not.
bootlegs since 1979 and likens his
on behalf of the CSI. Video bootlegging has been overshadowed in recent years by the advent of online MP3 trading, a much more popular form of music piracy. However, although rarely enforced, buying and selling unauthorized material like the recordings of live performances does infringe on copyright held by the artist or their recording company.
ditions the college specifies,
Conestoga College, Kitchener
By TORI SUTTON Lax
fails to restrict
the video merchant
This was the at the college.
other schools, said
(Photo by Marc
Conestoga president John Tibbits addresses a full house on Jan. 28 as he announces lege impacts the local community to the tune of $1.3 billion annually.
Conestoga boosts economy by $1.3b By
We know universities,
more than $1.3
only the traditional schooling that impacts the commu-
takes pride in offer-
ing a variety of services to students
More than 166,000 people have
taken continuing education classes and the survey estimates that 36 per cent of the local labour force
has upgraded their
got the figures
asked them to doublethem. We expected big things, but not this huge, Tibbits says.
surprised a lot of
Smith says continuing education under-appreciated. Conestoga is, and should be, proud that they offer people second chances. is
There is no local institution more important to this local community than Conestoga. that s a very powerful stateI
before this data was announced. In comparison, the University of
Waterloo pumps $1.1 billion into the economy, with Wilfrid Laurier University adding another $500 million, according to a study pub-
responsible for 358 children and
,000 kids are served by
summer and hockey camp grams each
The college recreation centre more than 126,000 people
We want to
doors annually, to
participate in athletic,
Tibbits did admit though, that one obstacle facing the school is a lack of room to grow. We re going to have to grow to meet the needs of the local community and our students. The college is not big enough to meet those
On Jan. 27, the college submitted new SuperBuild proposal to the
government. Tibbits says they hope to add another 90.000 sq. ft. addition to
Doon campus. But they aren t stopping there. There are also two other proposals being discussed: one addition for 20.000 sq. ft. and one for 15,000 sq. ft. There is also talk of a new campus in Guelph. For all these plans to come to fruition the college acknowledges that it will need the help of the
Tibbits says the college s impact on the community has been growing in recent years and he expects it
University of Waterloo, also discovered that more than 40 per cent of the local adult population has taken courses at the college and that 60 per cent of the college s graduates remain in the area of Waterloo Region, Guelph,
as important to the
college as the college
Conestoga s economic value which was conducted by Larry Smith, president of Essentials Economics Corporation and an adjunct assistant professor of economics at the
As our economy grows and
population grows, I m sure our impact will be greater, especially
quality of service to the students.
to continue to climb.
continue to improve
the quality of education
lished last year.
is tingling Conestoga student John Cullen, 21, crouches in front of a SpiderMan poster at the Imaginus show in the Sanctuary on Jan. 22. The one-day show featured posters, prints and frames.
of a packed house, as members
from the community, the college and the media listened to the news that shocked even Tibbits
their graduates leave the
College president John Tibbits
success, according to Tibbits.
that in the case of
Conestoga College announced on Tuesday that the college s impact on the local economy is worth
(Photo by Rebecca Learn)
that the col-
the advantages of this
is that the business people really give back to the community in a major way, Tibbits says. They give money to the college, they give equipment and they give us people who sit on our advisory committees.
that we are offering degree programs. We have a wider range of programming than in the past,
of a community that cares about
ter itself, in the
also prepared to bet-
hopes of spurring on
re fortunate that
activism that doesn
of other places.
exist in a lot
Daily parking free for short time By LAURIE
B y IZABELA ZARZYCKA
Parking at one of Conestoga College’s daily pay lots was free on The Jan. 24, but only temporarily. leaving from cars restricts bar that the lot until drivers pay a toll was
in ices at the college, said the bar stuwhen a off broken Lot 1 1 was
security and repairs
as they should.
However, the bar was damaged second time that day. Hunter believes the slippery pavement also
She added like to bring
that students don’t
depends on the volume of
Security has also had a problem with students who are reluctant to
and instead drive
over the grass barrier of the lot. Hunter said this type of incident has happened before and those
caught are disciplined. “What they are doing is stealing parking serv-
ices and in turn putting the cost for everyone else.” In fact,
(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)
daily parking lot in operation. Lot 1 only requires students to purchase a ticket and does not have a bar sys-
“The last thing someone damage
But he also pointed
that,” said Hunter.
to see is
used for their maintenance.
we cannot do
people trying to drive two cars at once through the raised bar, creating a two-for-one rate. “Obviously we don’t encourage
from the school’s parking
fact cheating the other students.”
outlined in the student procedures guide. This ranges from verbal
move can be
tem in place. “The other daily
can look forward to free transportation, finger-foods and dancing all
If your starting to get cabin fever from all this cold weather, then the Sunset Beach formal is the place
putting on a formal
You can look forward
students on Feb. 6, at
be pumping out
Edelweiss and although the formal is for residents, they’re allowed to
the tunes at the
bring two guests outside of residence. The event is all-ages, with wrist
band policy, and along with Hawaiian beach decorations, you
although it is a beach theme, dress
adviser Debbie Brock, said this is the fifth or sixth year residence has
Edelweiss and Brock said
oneofhour your time
“I’m looking into it because I’m a firm believer in recycling and it drives me nuts when peo-
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She said if the recycling company provides the residence with free blue boxes, then
residence at 8 p.m. and will finish at 1 a.m. The bar is close to residence so students who decide to stay later can either cab or
home. Tickets are 20 dollars per student, or 35 dollars a couple. They will
be on sale
going to be disfloor meet-
ings to hear students’ ideas and address other concerns they
events, as well
as items of concern.
Kunkle is confident ticket sales improve for the CBSA’s next
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In an attempt to appeal to a different crowd of students in the
Computer and Business Students Association (CBS A) has
Biz Bash. “I think ticket sales will increase from the improved promotional tactics
used and the two new
Prizes will be given away, including ones for the best pick-up line,
The executive on the CBSA decided to move the Cupid Gets Plastered Biz Bash location from
the cutest couple, the most romanthe tic thing to say and, of course,
changed the venue for
Club Abstract, in Stages Kitchener, Feb 6. Some added bonuses for this Biz Bash will include representatives from The Stag Shop and Molson’s giving away many different prizes.
about what they can offer to the
into the lounges.
Jessika Kunkle, public relations CBSA, is excited
Feb. 5, and are avail
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Last year’s formal was held
for 7 competitive
outgoing, enthusiastic individuals,
put on a formal for
away everyone from their “winter
ing into the idea of making the residence more recycling friend-
be trusted to not make a mess. that it is hard to get students excited about recycling. However, she said she is look-
will begin running at the
decided to go there again because
Obviously we are trying to keep crime prevention in mind, but also
Every year has a different theme and this year, according to Brock, it was decided to make it. a beach
said, but felt the students could-
they can’t take out their
bring their cans
whole parking situations right now with the view of tightening up
Residence planning formal dance By KATE VAN D EVEN
let it pile it’s
garbage on a regular basis. T was thinking of putting them (blue boxes) into the lounge on each floor so the students could
semestered lot and some students have hang-tag permits (for that lot),” Hunter said. “For semestered parking
each room, Blais thinks that some students would have prob-
the gate. illegal
brought down. If recycling boxes are added
a $3.25 toll. A gate in place at the parking lot has Cars exiting Conestoga College's Lot 1 1 must pay through bar was damaged when a student s car slid a bar that raises and lowers. On Jan. 24, the
a day,” said Hunter. “It all
that is outside
the residence, so they „„„
bars in storage.
for parking services.
prepared, however, keeping spare
would take the blues boxes with them when they move out or use them for something other than
caused the later incident. This type of accident happens approximately once a month and Hunter suspects the breaks are, at
With an exit fee of $3.25 and 200 spots, the affected lot does generate
residence, there are a couple of reasons. She thinks the students
one blue box According
the bar about a half an hour later.
doesn’t the staff just put
dent’s car slide through the gate because of icy road conditions. The
But they aren’t to blame. Residence rooms don’t have blue boxes so students can’t separate the garbage from things that can be reused. But why
damaged. A1 Hunter, head of security serv-
student reported the
Conestoga residence do not recy-
“We have exciting
number of new and for everyone to par-
ticipate in,” she said.
Love Shack. Tickets will be $4 in advance for singles and $7 for couples. Tickets purchased at the door couwill be $5 for singles or $9 per ple.
be bought from and executives, or
from the CBSA office located in 1D14-D. Buses will be running from the and Residence Conestoga at 9.30 starting Centre Conference p.m. for a cost of $1.
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Students compete for journalism scholarship By VALENTINA
Katie Osburn thought she either it or failed it.
she would be
prize winner of Conestoga College's first ne^s writing compefirst
Held for the first time in November, the competition called on local high school students to fill tition.
shoes of a journalist for an
Pul together by journalism and
$2,000 scholarship to enter the college’s journalism program next September. A $1 ,000 scholarship to enter the
program was given
ond prize. Held in
with props, actors
smoke. Competing were asked to observe, interview, and in a one-hour period, real
year students applying for the pronro-
that I couldn’t even speak,” she added, referring to her reaction
when she found
grade or higher
The program, which accepts about
out she had won Hearing about the competition through her brother, who is the
Second-place winner, James Lourenco from Open Door secondary school in Cambridge, was also surprised he won.
order to attend the program and receive the prize money.
Cambridge Reporter and is now working on getting a regular in the
planning to hold competition again next year, said many of the high schools didn’t hear about the contest until the
writing career,” he said, adding,
takes a year to
established,” he said.
was among 10 other students who participated in the com-
grams at the college.” According to journalism program
dents, Haskell decided to hold the
co-ordinator Christina Jonas, last
program) one of the best pro-
The KPIs are coming By MICHE LLE TAYL OR
time of year again. This week, Feb. 3-7, the college will be distributing the Key It’s that
Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys to students. Every year these surveys are conducted to determine the top-rated colleges in per-
formance quality. So far, Conestoga College has been rated number for the last four years. 1
This will be the
year since the
KPIs were introduced
Mullan, vice-president of finance and corporate performance at Conestoga College, the surveys are conducted for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities by an outside
Another company called Forum Research Inc. conducts the graduate satisfaction and graduate employer surveys. According to the Forum Research Web site, there are five KPIs “to measure college performance.” The surveys include: graduate employment, isfaction
posted between the
March and the first week of April. The province does not rank the colMullan
cent of a college’s total provincial
to find a
to Conestoga,” he
like this did just
schools to said.
not yet sure where the course will take him. in
As for Osburn, winning first prize has sparked hopes of bigger plans for her future. “I think
I tend to options open though,” he
The awards were presented to two students at the college January by Haskell.
can go wrong. Compustat has an “edit check” in place to ensure the information provided is consistent. “We send them a profile of the student population,” Mullan said. “That way it can be sure of the correct information.” So, for
the surveys are filled out correctly. Students must also realize, when filling out the survey, that the questions are in “view of the whole program, not just the class they’re in.” “It’s an overall view of all faculty
combined and the
“That’s hard for students to
tance of filling out the survey cor-
employment rate certainly helps as well. “You don’t see vandalism or
try to tell students
what to say. We good data from students and graduates.” The college then
rectly because if a student misses
get a lot of
information such as his or her pro-
good shape,” Mullan
directly related to
ranks on the KPIs.
The purpose of students to
they think, Mullan said.
this is (the students)
good students from
travel and write for National Geographic some day,” she said. Lourenco, on the other hand, is
uses this data to analyse
local community communitv and students about the journalism program
gram. Second prize was a $1,000 scholarship.
program showed that more females or males filled out the survey than were supposed to, the necessary adjustments can be made. Also, Mullan stressed the impor-
semester of college will not be surthis year.
Door secondary school won second place in the competition. was a $2,000 scholarship to enter the journalism pro-
Just as with any survey, things
satisfaction, student sat-
The student be
school long enough to opinion,” Mullan said.
James Lourenco from Open
a classroom near you
order to inform the
Mullan said graduates are surveyed six months after graduating from their program. will
five broadcasting stu-
which then determines the number 1 college. According to Mullan, two per
have significantly more
Osburn from Guelph CVI won
College’s newswriting competition.
Osburn, a Grade 12 student from Guelph Collegiate Vocational
(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)
am confiwho were chosen
dent the people
“This (competition) will help fuel
said Haskell, adding, “I
spot in the paper.
who participated).” who found out about the
contest) only gives finan-
‘Oh wow.’ 1 (origwas outclassed (by
competition at the last minute through his school principal, has had a letter to the editor published
few years. While the contest provides financial aid, it does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Osburn and Lourenco must still meet the grade requirements in last
more than 350 applicants apply
Osburn described herself as a person who works best under pressure, and said she knew right away she wanted to enter the college,
“I just thought,
34 students each year, has had
attending the broadcasting program at
gram were only considered if they had an 80 per cent grade or higher in OAC English and a 90 per cent
report on the dramati-
to write since sinee
said Osburn. “I
the broadcasting studio, college staff and students volunteered their time to create a dramatization
meeting the students’ needs or
rated high, serv-
that survey will is
important that stu-
dents listen to the program administrator,”
he said. This will ensure
has been rated
four years because
has a quality
system which looks at what stuand staff need. Its high
(Conestoga) is kept in said, adding,
tends to take a fair bit of pride in
itself as well,
have a very
good complement of faculty and staff.”
SuperBuild 2002 could help cope with double cohort By LAURIE VANDENHOFF
at the glass parti-
tion that overlooks Parking Lot 12.
SuperBuild projects, campus expansions and double cohort issues were once again subjects concerning the Board of Governors at their Jan. 27 meeting.
about the details of the college’s
“The E-Wing was designed that,” said
can get construction costs so low.”
accommodate another 1,150 students in more It
1999, the E-Wing, will act as a
stepping-stone for the next antici-
Mullan, also the college’s vice-
told the board the col-
by three per cent, incorporating the $1.2 million the college has already confirmed from outside Initially,
size to the existing
.ment funding goal of 30 per cent. The college exceeded that target
addition of another wing, similar in
met all of the requirements set up by the province, including a non-govem-
performance, explained that the
requesting $9.7 mil-
president of finance and corporate college’s proposal focused
of the latest round of SuperBuild grants on Dec. 20, the planning committee intended to learned
Another 1,875 spots are
“The main driver is the double said Mullan, another major issue discussed by the
board. Regardless of the already
spots this year to 2.082 next year.
be properly funded. Through
with the largest increases in the
growth due to
in health sciences, only
phasing out of the previous
an agreement with the province,
three-year registered nursing pro-
funding for the project.
each school will receive $4,200 per student to help cope with the influx because of the elimination of OAC.
gram. All of the deans were present to justify changes in enrolment.
Another design for a 20,000square-foot centre at the in the
works, with Tibbits canvass-
to the report submit-
ted by Jennifer Leith, an associate registrar, the college will
college’s learning resource is
another area tackling
expansion and double cohort issues. Catherine Wilkins, the
ing the City of Kitchener for fund-
the Ontario College Application
director of the
Centre by Feb. 14. It will include a complete count of applicants who applied by the Feb. 1 dead-
the board with an extension plan
Mullan said applications
of the college’s
grants are looking positive.
Despite a tight construction dead-
being created, totaling a 15.3 per
board's secretary-treasurer, assured
previous SuperBuild project from
The college hopes to hear from by mid-March about whether Conestoga will receive
from the province
delivered on Jan. 24. Conestoga’s
the available funding.
new wing by September 2004.
an estimated cost of $14.4 million. lion
would be too expensive for The college feels it is necessary to expand in Guelph to accommodate an expectproject
in applicants, the college expects
fund a new cam-
confirmed 12.3 per cent increase
round of grants due the afternoon of the meeting. Kevin Mullan. the the
7,500 by 2006.
deadline for proposals for the latest
Guelph, but decided that the
ed full-time student population of
SuperBuild project with the
than 90,000 square feet of space at
2002 SuperBuild project, Mullan told the board the school would easily meet the targets and, if awarded the grant, the line for the
of applications from
also mentioned enrolment spaces help deal with the
growth of students attending the
for the centre. The project needs funds to help with the proposed 56,000-square-foot expansion that would allow for another 500 seats. If construction begins in May as intended, renovations would be complete in September.
— SPOKE, February
gets go-ahead have
High school teachers
approved Waterloo Region public school board trustees Jan. 20. on system tracking teacher a implement a plan to they when teachers The new system will track problem Region Waterloo the from school to school within
enough. But some think the new system isn t strict teach5,000 than more on files create will The board a new to teachers move ers and school employees. When be will and them school, their file will move with the new school. documents as well as transfer Files will contain routine of concern, pernotes written records, discipline-related transfer. for reasons and appraisals formance
reviewed by the principal
The Waterloo school board
trustees is that some notes of conwill not be included in the suspicions cern and unproven
The informal notes
removed before the file is Removal of the notes will
forwarded to the new school. make it hard to track patterns of behaviour that
While unproven suspicions may not be included m the concerns may disfiles, principals with undocumented cuss them verbally. and obligation to share It is the principals’ moral right and enhance the students protect this information to .
quality of education. Without such a system history can leaving students the victims.
and will repeat
you got free candy. The world seemed to be a carefree place and a smile was never hard to find. What happened to that world ?
reports of harassment and sexually questionable
found that none of the reported problems followed him to any of the schools, leaving him with a clean slate each time. Students should be protected against predators, and have the right to a safe educational environment. In a Jan. 18 edition of the Kitchener Record an article quoted the former head of public school counsels, Wendy MacMillan, as saying that the system is a “good comlater
fair to teach
and will help protect students better. The system may seem too stringent now, but when reviewed in a year it may be it isn’t strict enough.
returning from Christmas holidays I had a carton of ciga-
been lucky enough
escape from this pessimistic world. My escape comes in the form of a local
store. I regularly
of Lancaster and Victoria streets in
write this story. is
one of the few people world that truly cares
for everyone he encounters.
then off a
probably one of the
doesn’t cost a dime but
think that everyone has their
in their life,
makes them laugh,
a quick second. ple
to learn that a little
goes a long way.
The compassion of a stranger means a lot and should be
amazing how much
could ask for
knows all of his customers and remembers their regular iterr^
proves otherwise, and in turn, he has taught me a Valuable lesson about people. Not every-
them and wished me a good dqy. I was suddenly in one of the best moods I’d been in in long
the trend of
ism and violence, it think that anyone has a
often get dis-
an average blue-collar citizen
needs to end immediately. Living in a world of war,
was Ahmed. When I where questioned quickly he me
managing a convenience store to make ends meet. But in my eyes he is by no means an average
left in this
entered the store and was
I explained and he forgave me and let me know that he was worried about me and missed
But those manners
returned after about a
greeted with a
welcomed by one man would gladly call my
stop in at Farah Foods at the corner
Kitchener to buy
had no reason
into Farah Foods.
avoiding contact with anyone I don’t know. I truly feel this trend
else would. His smile
always returned, so
driven by fear.
and never talk
can brighten anyone’s day; it’s brightened mine more than once.
like to think that I
yon didn’t know yet, children could go to the corner store without their parents and being a kid meant
Archer, a long-time teacher with the board, was convicted of abusing a male student while teaching at Forest Glen public school in New Hamburg and sentenced to four years in jail. His trial and the following investigation showed Archer was forced to leave three successive schools between 1983 and 1996. His departure came after continua
sure to please.
Think back to a day when a stranger was a friend whose name
Trust no one
Development of the system came Ronald Archer case.
Look on the brighter side
on, everyday that
plan to smile
wake up one new and share my I
only hope they will
pass the smile onto someone else. It will take about one second out of
day but will hopefully
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News Student learns cold lesson about being prepared Walking down the eastbound lane at 1:30 a.m. on the
cold to the nearest gas station.
of Highway 401
coldest night of the year isn’t
That’s a tough
way back from Guelph on
a club where I and thinking only
ol personal style,
the ditch so people
upper body. was walking towards where I entire
trying to keep
had the flashlight shining towards
them and had
Conestoga’s Alumni Services has new member and she's pumped about her new job.
She added ing
Erica Stoermer while maternity leave.
next door, she has no
worries of making mistakes.
Williams said adding, she is lookforward to assisting alumni officer
Although she is only on a oneyear contract, she is delighted to be a part of Conestoga’s team. She spent a week with Stoermer train-
“The customer service
connecting with people. Her day is spent sorting through mail and sending out information
After spending 13 years in customer service at Colonial Cookies, Williams was ready for a change. She took four months off to relax a bit before applying for the alumni assistant position through
Williams is responsible for looking for lost graduates, checking records, tracking and
her quaint office on Williams is Conestoga’s
school, which should
Margie Williams, of Cambridge,
a great atmosphere here and
so far everything
could occur within 30 of weather.
As I drove away, realized how much faster the distance I travelled I
by foot went by
lend out a gas container.
bought the tank, and said
was a horrible happen. She retort-
sympathy from her. Walking to the car container in light in
just in case.
"Clubbing around’ one thing that is consistent at Conestoga College,
s that students
like hang out in groups. Look around the Sanctuary, the cafeterias, the library and computer labs and you will see students huddled together working frantically to get some assignment done or just laughing with each other over a game of cards at lunch. No matter
what they are doing, however, they are
Conestoga Students Inc. also has opportunities for students to socialize in a variety of ways. Of course these are the CSI clubs. The CSI can’t think of a better way for students who share similar interests to get together and have a good time than through our clubs. Currently, the number of clubs is rather small. But this doesn't mean the situation has to remain that way. Students are encouraged to explore what they love to do. College is the time for growth and self-exploration. Hanging out and socializing with students who share the same interests is a great way for students to grow as people. Clubs are also an integral part of student life. The CSI encourages students who share similar interests to get together and see if they want to be a club. Of course, there are rules associated with the CSI clubs. But then again, there are always rules with everything in life. The biggest rule the CSI expects clubs to abide by is making the club open to any student at Conestoga, whether that student is enrolled at Doon, Guelph or Waterloo. CSI also requires each club to have a minimum of 10 students at all times for that club to remain recognized by CSI. But CSI is here to help the clubs, providing staff assistance to ensure each club will run and offer the best service possible to the student body. Perhaps the best aspect about having clubs on campus is they are student-driven. CSI does not want to run the clubs. The students who are involved with each club set the direction that club takes. CSI is there to offer help and make sure the clubs follow the policies set out by CSI. If you're interested in our clubs, come down to the CSI office and let us know. We
can very easily tell you what we have to
a club, come down to the CSI office and let us know. We can give you all the information you need to get your club off the ground. Clubs are very important to student life on campus and CSI is offering the opportunity for your club to get started. CSI is here for the students and the clubs are a great way for students to get involved. If you're interested in starting
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had the gas hand and flashI
A police car passed me completely
a lot colder.
make the following suggestions: make sure you have enough clothes in your car to keep you warm you,
could be worse.
certainly wasn’t going to get
travelling in a car at
100 km/h. I’m lucky I wasn’t stuck in the middle of nowhere.
the clerk that this
night for this to
to the car only to
would have to buy a gas tank for $6.99 and fill it up. Apparently it is I
Luckily, the flashlight helped me guide the nozzle into the car’s gas
behind the counter unimpressed, like she had heard this story
myself struggling with the container and its nozzle.
From the Sanctuary
other girls here,” a
in this type
If there is fits
had been exposed
to feel the
had heard on the news
upper torso was starting effects of the cold. I
explained to the attendant
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1 had better look and try and find a gas station that was rea-
Association member, but since I didn’t bring my phone with me, I could-
reached the top of the
the cold air for about 15 minutes.
a million times before.
brought along a flashlight, which kept in my trunk, that I received
probably did not want to get a
thin, fall jacket.
wearing thick mittens, a Maple Leaf tuque and the
there, but the
were driving at that time of the night were transport drivers and people
thought*the closest gas station might be,
was wearing a
jacket that didn’t keep cold air
weren’t really equipped to handle the terrain, or the cold for that mat-
was coming from
car ran out of gas on
had met a
which was about one kilometre away from my car, climbed the embankment in my shoes. The shoes
neared the closest off-ramp,
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By STACEY McCarthy planning on getting
- start booking now.
for spring break
Sun Vacations say the most common complaint they hear from trav-
search, clearly set out a budget. It s very easy to get distracted by the
spend hours for. It’s browsing through magazines and Web sites that turn out to be useto
They allow you
programs will search databases to give you a list of possible travel
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many near the March Break holiday. With so Travelling is popular with students, especially research. doing while thorough and patient be possible destinations to chose from, one must dition. In fact, many hostels selection of budget hotels and aware of the extra costs. A $400 ticket could jump to $450 or $500 after passenger facility charges, security fees, per segment excise taxes, over-the-water taxes and
plans and various deals. Many students say Breakaway Tours is one of the best places to
Breakaway offers great packages for March break - $359 find a deal.
before signing up. The transportation
City by bus could have an addition-
depending on where you live. Kitchener- Waterloo residents need to add $10 Cdn, London residents must add $20 and Windsor resifee
cheapest airfare, especially to those popular overseas locations like England and Australia, is to be
Which season you
know where to
price of your ticket.
But to get a good deal, you need keep all your options open. Travel Cuts’ best current deal
necessities can be reserved at the click of a
at agent an Fera, Tony Consumer Travel in Guelph, says
of organizing he’s not worried
finds the best deals for customers
and compares prices
question about an application the
The Travel Cuts Web
method Canada later
are tired of taking the
new one week of
a patch called Evra, but
only available by prescription. This patch can be worn anywhere on a woman’s body, including her buttocks,
upper torso, abdomen or
arms, except for her breasts. In an Aug. 23 article in the Globe and Mail, it said the patch is the size of a matchbox and paper thin.
just like the pill, releasing
hormones through the skin and bloodstream. Karen Beaton, a senior medical
be selling the worn for one entire
the month no patch is added the patch is 99 per She worn. cent effective and sensitive to all
some reason, the patch falls coming off then you should
not try to re-apply
conditions will not
Waterloo Region, whose
allergic to adhesives, like glue that is
found on the patch,
skin irritation. She added the
you apply should be clean, dry and
applied by pressing
on firmly and holding it for 10 seconds to make sure it sticks. The patch should be checked everyday to
Beaton said the
it is still
should not be worn
same place week
There are hundreds of buses.
they should be
start their searches.
can be overwhelming,
trying to price
says another perk of booking trips through travel agencies
compare between hundreds of
That’s where the assistance of a comes in handy. For a
is that many have better prices than online companies. “We can offer packages and deals for
small fee they can assist you with
online companies only 20 per cent of the
agencies also offer assurance, says of us have been to
travel options available, says Fera. The rest can t be accessed online. Another problem with booking
many of the know what
should rotate the sure the skin does
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increases the risk of serious cardio-
vascular side effects. are
Ronda. An which
swims, exercises, bathes or showers.
However, Ronda, a council coordinator at the Planned Parenthood
name cannot be published due to clinic policy, said people who are
should be provided by your doctor. The patch stays on while a woman
extra patch should be put on,
affect the patch.
week before being removed and a
this be introduced in year and should be a blessing to
Patch provides peace of mind
What do you do you talk to?” Fera says many site owners are hard to
an agent,” says Fera. “Especially when you’re online and you run into a problem, or you have a
can be sure that you are protected from an unexpected pregnancy.
rental with a credit card.
you book your
many rental companies will overlook some travel insurance
the best-planned vacations will have a few surprises along the
The growing number of travel sites is making it easier for Internet browsers to book entire
Another plus with some
QUICK TRAVEL TIPS
stand the importance of cost to students, Travel Cuts says it always
May still US to fly
of the less expensive flights
you keep forgetting little pill each day?
accept Interac and it’s sometimes possible to get a better rate of exchange when using debit or cred-
cards like Visa
about the future of travel agencies. “I think people still appreciate the personal contact they get from
cheap place to rest your head - some cost as low as $27 Cdn
of flexibility like low fees for date changes and overseas help with changes too. And claiming to under-
By 1ZABELA ZARZYCKA
hotels are a
that despite the ease
from Toronto to Dublin. However, when you’re booking airplane tickets, you should be
be short when they get the hotel
or car rental
of a four-star resort. And the good news for budget-conscious trav-
Australia even approach the luxury
Student Class Airfares program. It boasts low prices and a great amount
from Toronto to London in ring in at $705 US or $871
of in, your departure time, length stay, amount of luggage, what airport you choose and how far in advance you book, all affect the
flight instead of a round-trip ticket.
you want to go in midMarch the price jumps to $489. Tony Fera of Consumer Travel says European vacations are popular with students. But they’re not cheap.
Another popular company. Travel Cuts, says the key to finding the
However, the hostel business in Europe is extremely popular and most facilities are in excellent con-
the United States have
It’s sometimes cheaper to fly mid-week or to have a stopover
between Feb. 16 and 22 — not during
dents must add $30.
refundable fees into the final price
you read the
you factor these necessary, non-
international travel taxes.
quad-occupancy room at Acapulco. These are good deals, but be sure
budget. every Hostelling
$399 and $1,249 for flight and a seven-night,
pancy room nights in a
been found to be less than stellar because they aren't the primary means of accom-
for five nights in a
carry thousands of dollars in travellers cheques, nor do they want
to give certain
and date, and computer
to travel lightly
having too much or No one wants to
be sure to use the deal finders available at both travel agencies and online companies. specifics of your trip, like duration,
losing your bags. The second biggest complaint of
important with you, and you don’t have to worry about checking and
exactly what you're looking
try to take only two carry-on bags. That way you can keep everything
hundreds of locations and packages available.
Travel, Euro Travel and
package deals to students are already
sold out or selling out. However, before starting
or a hotel you booked over months ago has never heard
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By CARRIE HOTO months
www.niddk.gov, most people who have these surgeries lose about 00 1
between 20 and 25. According to www.chl.ca, people who have a BMI of 27 or more are considered obese and face health issues. doctors said that obesity
Once you gain weight, it can be hard to shed. The more obese you are,
did our society
they are less active,” said Page, adding, “There is more TV, com-
puter and Nintendo
risk for heart disease
and diabetes, those are the two biggest ones. But, you also face high blood pressure,” said Kathy
Page, a public health dietitian for
Haldimand-Norfolk county. It costs Canadians roughly $2 billion a year to treat obese people, according to www.chl.ca. High blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes were among the most costly health
games now.” there are more
Page also said
placed around the
similar to an elas-
stomach and its function is to restrict the amount of food taken in.
ple react to fat people.
on 20/20 with Barbara
There are two things you can do (to lose weight); the first is to get
have packed on 40 or 50 pounds.
stomach, while another involves
shapes and sizes
Beach Boy Brian Wilson, also underwent surgery to lose weight. Wilson had laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. According to www.spotlighthealth.com, Wilson, who was a singer for Wilson Phillips and host of a daytime TV show, had surgery on Aug. 10, 1999. Five weeks after the surgery
Wilson had lost 40 pounds. A1 Roker, weatherman and feature reporter on NBC Today,
B y JASON MIDD L ETON
next page there
to eat is a
on Bazaar magazine. She later had her body digitally slimmed down for her cover of G.Q. magazine, though later in an article Winslet said she was happy with her body. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Gwenyth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), digitally enlarged her body for the movie poster
Shallow Hall. Is any of any size happy with
don’t think so.
I am a 5’3, 95-pound student, who has been picked on just as
as anyone else.
have an eating disorder?
No, I eat just as much as many guys that I know. But, I too. like so many others, wish I could change my body. Some of you may think you need to lose 20 pounds; I would love to gain 20 pounds. Is it the media that sets the standard for women? That seems to be where most people point their
surround ourselves with?
you’ve got a cou-
do women do
Gloria Beattie. 19.
Wilfrid Laurier University,
University of Waterloo, the
comes, "partly hang out with people and partly
and names do
your food, sit people, and that’s about it.” Kent Allison. 32. the vouna
have come is
Botterill says he
have to learn to
complication was gallstones.
could prevent gallstones by taking supplemental bile salts for six
and co-ordinator of Waterloo at the Assembly, says,
to “curb their
appetite for fast, convenient, high-
Salmon, of Canadian Physical Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute. caloric foods,” said Art
going to be a message, or sermon. They always react positively
they realize there isn’t
one and they often come back. “There is always hesitation when they find out it is in a church gym and they think there is going to be
free food. Starving stu-
dents can use free food.”
says a normal night
have two months of they have no
early, they still
money.” Beattie says the advantage of not
a lot of people
overs. “If you stay a little later than most people you'll get the leftovers,” she says, adding sometimes it
her several days.
Allison says the idea for the free
meal for students was
to figure out
adults pastor since June.
week wdth the biggest was when they served 100 students were
you “come, get down. eat. talk to is
tions student at
end of dents will poke b\
the year their
later in the
once they've realized they’ve
We just wanted to do something that would be giving back to the community and so we came up with a free meal every students.
for the students.”
With future plans for serving chili, pasta, and ham. Allison w arns that
advantage of the meal, they will reconsider
says. “I think
what w ould be helpful
tuitions are flying high for all the
thing.” says Allison,
present for that meal.
look too skinny.
measures. Try the lifestyle changes first and try hard to follow that for a long time and if that doesn’t work, then go talk to your doctor. The surgery is an extreme last resort.” It is predicted the epidemic of obesity will only get worse, unless people start observing what they eat, and what they don’t eat. ple need to start being
Although organizers hope to feed 200 people each week, most weeks find only about 45 students com-
certain pair of pants
interest you,” said Page, adding. “I
think they (surgeries) are extreme
and needed further surgeries. One of the most common complications was abdominal hernia. Another
to a recreation
centre and see what programs are available and see what programs
patients experienced complications
on every Thursday of the school year since September 2002.
accept ourselves and each other.
pick on and
get one-on-one assis-
You can go
get help from a
dren’s clothes and wondering
there are other options
going to want them to do some-
walking, or an inability to work. Before you think about surgery,
cussed during a meeting of the
hate always having to buy chil-
BMI of 40 or more,
ing obesity problem like diabetes, or physical problems such as difficulty
some kind of preaching or we’re
women? Why do we
I go into and worry about whether they are going to have my size, and get upset when they don't. I
lose weight, there are many risks involved. The Web site said after the surgery 1 0 to 20 per cent of the
University and Conestoga College
to the peo-
no catches. free meal has been offered
students a free meal, with absolute-
friends, all they talk about
surgeon cuts the small bowel and it to the small part of the stomach, so when the patient eats, the food is re-directed from the stomach right to the small intestine. Although this surgery helps you
Assembly. Every Thursday night they give
go home and see old high school gained the frosh
a procedure that
Are you out of luck? No, you’re not, thanks
for her cover shot
ple of rotten apples.
rounding her magazine cover. Winslet’s face
a Thursday and
a story on Kate
stomach is separated into a small upper stomach, which still receives food, and the lower part of the stomach receives no food. Then the
Winslet and the controversy sur-
starve herself to death.”
Waterloo church offers free meals to hungry post-secondary students
I’m flipping through a magaI see an ad that says, “Sticks and stones may break her bones but names could make her
basically staples your stomach.
Columbia, said people need to be concerned when they gain even just a little bit of weight. He British
November 2002 issue, Roker had surgery in March and has already lost more than 100 pounds. According to www.niddk.gov/health, gastric
today,” she added.
weight instead of waiting until they
Ozzy Osbourne, had Lap-Band
surgery after reaching 225 pounds.
once said that it’s more accepted to be a drug addict than it is to be fat, and it’s true,” said Osbourne in an
advises people to lose the excess
reached 320 pounds before he decided to have gastric bypass sur-
convenience foods and people are eating a lot more fast food. “Supersize foods are a lot more prevalent
moving. Activity bums calories. The second part is look at how you are eating. “For an adult, be more of a role model and put more focus on that,” said Page. Specific ways to lose weight include: joining a gym, start walking every night, or just watching what you eat. There are other options for people who are morbid-
researcher at the University
getting an elastic band put around your stomach. Sharon Osbourne, wife of rock
“Well, if you think about children and teenagers, it is mostly because
These procedures are not meant who only need to lose around 50 pounds. You have to have for people
not a cosmetic issue, but rather a health issue. “Obese people are at a
issues treated. Dr. Laird
only gained back approximately five to 10 per cent of the weight they lost. According to
pounds, divide by your height in inches squared and then multiply by 725. A healthy BMI is roughly
used to find your mass based on your height and weight. To figure out your BMI
that for 18 to
quickly. Results also
determined by your
24 months after you have the surmost patients lost weight
one of the
Body Mass Index (BMI), which a
approximately 33 per cent of is
However, there are some benefits to
citizens are considered obese.
highest-ranking countries for obesity;
anemia, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Vitamins and minerals did help
Organization shows that the number of obese people doubles every five
according to Statistics Canada. Obesity is an epidemic that is taking over the world in a hurry. A report
after the surgery.
of the patients also suffered
The battle ol the bulge is on. The number of obese adults has risen 24 per cent since 1994,
served from 5:30 to
6:30 p.m. even Thursday. The church is located at 395 King St. N. in
Waterloo. For more information,
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jeans for prolonged periods of called time can lead to a condition
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in her first year in
just because she J
the it is a joke and said only way she can see tlie jeans being a health hazard, is if the person’s hygiene is bad. So, whether or not you are a vic-
tim to fashion, or just doubt Dr. Parmar, it’s up to you, if you
a victim to
Along with her student comwill panions, Ashley Coles, 19, continue to wear the jeans, She too despite the warning.
journalism and thinks the health warning is a joke. She said she will continue to wear the jeans not
believe in the tingly thighs as a
College of Medicine in Houston in
B y MARY SIMMONS
same article. “The thing about anxiety is, it can take on a life of its own,” Andrews said. “Everything becomes a potential crisis. The unthinkable has happened. So around every comer,
a daily basis, but sometimes
be overpowering. According to WebMD.com, anxiety is the fight or flight response that enables us to react to the stressful situations in
there’s the next possible disaster.”
In an online article, Jerilyn Ross, director of the Ross Centre for
Anxiety and Related Disorders, said anxiety helps to motivate us and prepare us for the situations we
can also give us the
have to face. It energy needed to take action. Ross said one example is when you have a big job interview coming up. The extra time spent get-
your body knows
professional help,” said Ross.
To cope with
to be done,” she says. things do you simply have to accept? That’s very important.”
have a panic attack. The symptoms include a pounding heart and a
whelming, Ross said
feeling of lightheadedness. Anxiety may also feel
becomes so over-
You may also have way you breathe.
places and doing things you need
helps you protect yourself,”
she said. it
doesn’t take a specific threat to send us into anxiety mode. The possibility of a crisis can also set us
on edge. “The difficulty comes
tone down response and to think, ‘How serious is the danger? How likely is the to
threat?”’ said Dr. Linda assistant
professor of psychiatry
and behavioral sciences
In the case of such overwhelming anxiety, people can make bad deci-
calms your system. Do
exeryoga, meditation, or get some outlet for cise. Exercise is a terrific
Most of all, try not to compound your problems, said Andrews. “When things there
time for a
teach tend to hold their breath. We people a special diaphragmatic
people get anxious, they
day-to-day activities it’s a sign you need help, said Ross. This can include keeping you from going
therapist, or perhaps medication.
Where can you
take control of a situation? Where can you make changes? Then do
and concentrating. You get headaches; your stomach is upset. You might even
ble sleeping, eating,
the real risks and dangers that a situation presents and those your imagination is making worse, said
There are times, however, when
Learn to cope with daily anxiety
of your time
Carla Kowalyk, 20, wears lowand rise jeans almost everyday said she has experienced no tingly
dressed or rehearsing what you’re going to say is the kind of anxiety which can motivate you to
trendy jeans because
become less popular? Will people wear them less?
tingling or It apparently causes a burning sensation in the thighs and mild tenderness, but fortunately, nerve damage is not supposed to
cause even though they are said to problems Campbell said she wears the
be too serious. Parmar treated three women who were suffering from this condition after wearing hip-huggers for six to eight months. mvvxvu six weeks after o.A supposedly, auvi /\nu And suppustui),
if this is true, will
She agrees with Kowalyk in that low-rise, she will continue to wear
were said to be So how he cor-
hazard. skeptic about the health
that the doc-
the stomach look
the related the condition with is hard to wore they jeans of type
out of a hospital said wearing the
also linked to obe-
tool of time and wearing tight
crossed legs for extended periods
Canadian doctor, low-rise jeans could be a health
jeans fashion, but because the
Are you a victim to fashion? definiteIf you are, this article is want to ly something you will
all-or-nothing attitude. challenge: to loosen that
but a doctor in
Timmins says the fashion may be a
feel a legitimate reason to
don bad,” she said. “But if you to lose deal with it, you’re going you’ll lose more than just a job t
“They’re avoiding things, or they’re unable to rise to the occasion because the anxiety is too much. They’re procrastinating
because they can’t concentrate, can’t stay focused.
It’s really inter-
At that point, they may have a more serious anxiety problem and need
fering with their day-to-day
your self-confitechdence, you could even lose dormant stay you nical abilities if
to your profession. Try not adding by compound one stress
— Page 9
Clinic offers prescription for health By Bv VALENTINA RAPOPORT RAPnpnoT
With more then 2,000 patients, the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Clinic has proven to be a great success in the
provides medical care and support in a variety of areas for those who need it the most. Funded by the Ministry of Health, the clinic differs from other clinics and
family physician establishments. Clinic director Stephen Gross said the clinic provides a service is essential to every
other services because those who work here are not fee-for-service
Having worked at the clinic for seven months now. Gross said the clinic
primarily set up to help
available to homeless
new Canadians, young
the region, as
not be able to offer,”
third, to the ever-
depressing waiting room, a row of against a wall 'in
59 Frederick St., the among 56 other clinics in the province that provide free at
services to those without a health plan or health card. “It’s a very busy place and it’s
run by a board of directors, as well as different committees, community members and volunteers, which Gross described as being a big help to the programs offered.
adding that the waiting list for the clinic is now slowly being cleared. V
clinic also helps deal with
up the emergency
room, where I expected to wait at least two hours. I chose an ugly green chair in the comer, it was less tom than the others and seemed to have the least
amount of writing on was about to pick up
He placed his glasses on his nose, reviewed my chart and began his
diagnosis, but needed
ordered four blood it
too long and, like the nurse before
was provided for me, hopped into bed and preceded to wait. After what seemed to be hours, but in reality was only 20 minutes, an emergency room nurse appeared from behind the curtain. The average height, honey-brown
questions and scribble furiously, on
assume was my vitals, hooked
She began the same way the other
had, but with a sense of
After two failed
him, vanished behind the pink
attempts at getting a vein, the deter-
mination was turning into frustra-
was beginning to think that hideous curtain was going to be the I
appeared. I knew this was not going to be good. I’m absolutely petrified of
different sized needles, vials of blood, rubber bands and a look of authority. I was
and an X-ray, said
The blood lady had
in a lab technician, fully
questions he appeared to have a preliminary
been cursed upon I can remem-
for as long as
and the experience has never
my veins, and I most innocent voice
you’re having difficulty with your job, but since you are I'd like some-
she angrily ran through the curtain and got the doctor.
me to relax and draw the required blood, as I squirmed, dug my nails into the sheets and closed my eyesmiled, told
been pleasant. She tied the rubber band around my right arm and proceeded to find
housed an uncomfortable hospital bed. one chair and a small raised table with a box of Kleenex and latex gloves. To make matters worse, the area was closed off with the ugliest dark
My sight was shut off from the happenings of the emergency room, but my other senses heightened to a level I had never experienced before. The smell of disinfectant surrounded me and the stories and ailments of other patients
my many objecAfter about two minutes of persistent tapping on my arm, I
“There, it’s done. Third time’s always a charm,” he said, handing the equipment to the technician.
knew she was having difficulty finding a vein. I moved my arm
my home The
for the next
have ever seen. As the curtain surrounded me, I began to feel trapped and sentenced to boredom, with only my thoughts to keep me company. I put on the I
Finally the pink curtain
dle-aged brownish-grey haired man smiled and instantly put me at ease.
a vein, despite tions.
away and told her I wanted someone else if she was having trouble. She looked at me, saw that I wasn’t joking, and left. I was saved, and ever so happy to be alone behind that pink curtain. But my feeling of relief didn’t last
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issues (than other
that, through the clinic, provide services for some patients. Currently, the clinic is also work-
steps away from the triage nurse, where they asked a ton of questions and typed my information into a
Kitchen, where free lunch
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chairs and a
programs which only
offered, the clinic, accepts patients by appointment, receives people without a health
the procedures. First, to
told about other community outreach programs such as Mary’s
also works with other non-profit organizations in the downtown core to promote different types of support. Patients are
Aside from in-house care, the
the clinic also offers interpreters for who can’t speak English.
The Mother Goose Drop-in program is also offered, which provides support for parents with young children who come from different
a small grey cubicle with two chairs, books and medical instruments, where the nurse
referrals to specialists, and access to counsellors and dieticians.
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had the pleasure, or of visiting a local emergency room. I went
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in the future
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be by shortly to take you to radiology. It won't be much longer. I promise," he added, will
on his way out. Alone again, only this time, I had a sore arm with the stickiest BandAid, a broken nail and a next-door neighbour puking his guts out. And then, as if someone were
appeared from behind the
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He gave me a prescription, released me into my own care, and with.
gave me some advice. “Don't let this change your life, let it make your life,” he said, as he walked through the curtain to help another patient. I now have to follow certain precautions and watch out for specific
symptoms, but maybe my life will it. Whatever the case, this will not destroy me, if anything be better for it
can survive six hours with that ugly pink curtain. I think I can handle some life changes. all. if I
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Fred Penner log was custom
R y HALLEY McPOLIN
pation on Jan. 23, as the Sanctuary students filled wall-to-wall with on-campus the from children and
Whistles “We cheers, followed by cries of want Fred!” preceded the arrival of one of Canada’s most popular famI
coolest things I’ve done
how said Andruszkiewicz, adding than more see to was touched he students in their 20s getting so arrival.
remember all this from when I was young and here I am, 26 years old, singing along
sound and rhythm and putting
Penner proceeded to sing a number of interactive songs including This Old Man, A House is a House,
the children in the front
Penner approached sync with the original opening from his series Fred Penner’s
one little girl to get restless. began to cry, Penner took it upon himself to pick her up and bring her
his guitar togeth-
she quickly forgot her onstage troubles. Another little boy sudden.
and singing What a Day. “All grown up ... how nice, Penner said after the applause had subsided, explaining he would like
this to you,”
he asked four-year-old Robertson- Young to repeat what he had whispered into the microphone, the boy said, “This planet is for everybody,” which the audience responded to with grateful cheers. His mother, Alison Robertson, who is taking early childhood education at Conestoga, says she grew up on Fred Penner and now her son is a
of questions had begun, the first to be called out was “Where's Word Bird?” (a familiar character from Penner’s original series). “I’m sorry to
whisly ran up to the stage and pered something into Fred’s ear.
not only to sing, but also take requests and have a dialogue with
Bird wasn’t a real bird."
The audience responded with exaggerated moans of grief. The next question was regarding
“We even went
live last year,” she
shouted over the
a topic that remains a subject of
are always varied (in the
on Fred Penner' Place: the log. “Did you ever get stuck in the log?” one student called out, referring to the one
audience) because we see children, parents and grandparents all coming
Penner would crawl through
‘Teenagers and young
to the show,” said
order to reach his final destination on the series. After explaining the
Penner in an interperformance.
some who grew up with
show and now have children of
says his songs aren’t as supersome may think; they each
hold a certain value with a messongs sage. He used one of the first an as Collection, he performed. last line declares,
(Photo by Nicole Childs)
Conestoga College students Sinqer Fred Penner mesmerizes the Magic Dragon, the Ca Puff like old time favourites singing
Came Back and A House their
own and want
to maintain that
is fun, this is really
humanity a joy to have this range of to reconnect with.” Penner began his career in the playing early 1970s as a performer, local clubs and circuits in his at
hometown of Winnipeg. Becoming a children’s entertainer seemed a natural progression from his background with
centres with behavproblems, physically and mentally challenged kids and my sister had Down’s syndrome, so with all those factors, music was
just a logical part of
Penner met his wife, who was a modem dance instructor and choreShe had come to ographer. Toronto and had from Winnipeg begun a children’s dance and theatre company called Sundance. Together the pair toured the school system, eventually leading to an offer to
their first recording.
The Cat Came Back, in 1979. After that, Penner met fellow entertainer,
who introduced Penner to the Canadian audience nationally, and
together they toured for five years. “He’s a good friend and was certainly very helpful.”
After touring, Penner was offered to his own television show, leading chil13 years of the acclaimed Fred show, television dren’s Penner’s Place. “It’s been a constant flow since then - so I’ve been in the family side of the business
rewarding part of his career is, Penner said, “The little surprises that happen along the way that you can’t plan. The spontaneous bits.
That child running up crying ... tears draw me. I ask myself, ‘Is there anything I can do to make things better?’
to me because it s hidden deep inside where no one Penner else can see.” Children, positive says, can relate to these
messages and it helps them as they advance through life. Penner has recently released a new CD entitled Sing With Fred, plus a new preschool series. Growing With Fred and TP Tales, a series to which Penner has contributed almost 50 songs. Considering the overwhelmto ing popularity that continues popularity work, his around revolve contain any that evidently doesn’t in age borders, Penner should be business for a good time to come. The students at Conestoga College certainly appreciated his presence (which was apparent during his hour-long autograph session), but
hopefully learned something, once
turned around and came into my arms - that’s a perfect moment I could never have planned. Plus girl
Perhaps Penner’s last message performing the fanbefore favourite The Cat Came Back, says enough:
of a child.”
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the collection that
show you means the most
er with his on-screen counterpart
those pieces together with concepts that that are universal and lyrics
learning” in sign language. As the show progressed, some of
just so cool!
the stage in
by place that could be reached only him, taking a journey along with ending up in a safe environment,
crowd played along. When finhad ished, he explained what they to key the is “reading was said just
excited over Penner’s
- it’s the first sound we followed by the sound of
our own names, which is the most pleasant sound to every human being. We understand the value of
low children’s entertainer, Raffi. At one point he asked the audience to make signs with him, which he directed one-by-one while the
one of the all
The Sandwich Song and Baby Beluga, which was written by fel-
the idea of taking the
entertainer Fred Penner.
most by himself. He realized that — and people need such a place - so almost all children have one
The room was abuzz with
whole audience: very inspiring.” Penner says music is one of the most important and natural forms of communication within the human race. “Going back to the aboriginal concept of the rhythm of the heart
the collective his
Andruszkiewicz, and a roar of full cheers and applause by a room of excited college students, acclaimed musician and children
students be kids again
illustrate body, Penner went on to the TV and log, the behind idea the show in general. He said when he was a child, he would always have where he a private place to hide
“Close your eyes and think way back to when you were a kid From that introduction by CSI Jody co-ordinator events .
AD and was killed during the
By HALLEY McPOLIN
long been considered the patron
can express your love for another and those are the days that really count. Rather than waiting for an
As Feb. 14 swiftly approaches, men and women everywhere pre-
of love and his feast day is on So what does all this have
often-cheesy and cliched holiday to demonstrate your affection, focus
do with you? Well, at some point day evolved into a tradition of sending and receiving
on that day when she’s feeling down, or he’s feeling stressed, or the day you’re both feeling great and just want to spend some
day of love
pare for the traditional
very romantic, doesn’t
valentines, heart-shaped chocolates
simply a matter of retraining your brain to think differently about
Christmas, Valentine’s Day has become yet another excuse to spend money on others in order to
the repercussions of that
through to find that perfect gift and make it appear thoughtful without
achieved (no matter how much money one may have), how can we ever expect to be truly happy? Certainly a box of chocolates and a dozen roses can be a nice touch
during that romantic candlelit din-
altogether can be severe.
how much some men will go
under-appreciated just time and trouble
Saint Valentine, a Christian martyr,
— Page 11
stop there? There are
364 more days of the year
existed in the late third century
romantic time together. There are many ways you can celebrate a day of love without going bankrupt and you’ll find them to be much more meaningful, too. Instead of
breaking the bank
that expensive restaurant,
ner together: not only is it cheap, it can be a fun bonding experience as well. Rather than buying yet another card with a big red heart on
world around us. Because everything has its price, we assume that anything can be bought, and because the quest to acquire material things can never actually be
we’re programmed to feel if we don’t concede. After all - face it special
and as good a day as
cupied with consumerism that we tend*to forget the real value in the
escape the dreadful feelings of guilt
How, then, can we make Feb. 14 a more meaningful day ... representing love while at the same time avoiding the commercialism we have become accustomed to? It is
whether or not Valentine’s Day is really a day saturated in love and romance, or just another Hallmark holiday. Every year the market makes hundreds of thousands of dollars on cards, chocolates, teddy bears and lingerie, but whatever
...or more specifically men rack their brains while women wait and see what’s to
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Valentine’s just a Hallmark holiday?
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— SPOKE, February
Truscott awaiting By JULIANNA KERR
few weeks ago,
now more know
much about Steven Truscott. Now I know he’s a man who lives in my town who has carried a terrible burden for almost 45 years. In September 1959, the 14-yearo VI Canadian boy was sentenced to death for a murder he has always maintained he did not commit. Today, the 58-year-old man is still
trying to clear his name.
You Are Dead: Steven Long Ride Into History
2001 book by freelance journalist Julian Sher has tried to uncover the truth behind Truscott’s involvement in the June 1959 rape and murder of 12-year-old Lynne Harper in Clinton, Ont.
their three tirelessly
was handed down, he did spend young life
the next 10 years of his
remains, legally speaking, a convicted rapist and murderer.
conclude what many other Canadians had already decided: that the evidence stacked against Steven Truscott should not have convicted him. He seems to me to
profile of awareness dramatically since
key while they await the
Author Julian Sher also wished to remain silent for the most part, but he did say there was a TV movie deal in the works based on
14-year-old boy very nearly
Ontario Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court of
to clarify the
four possible results of the judicial review.
If that is truly the case, it
really be set right?
Steven Truscott had much of from him. He lost his youth, his name and his free-
his life stolen
In early January, Marlene sent an e-mail out to Steven’s supporters to explain the Truscott family’s
dom. The name has been returned to him. The freedom as well. But his youth is lost forever, along with the 1 0 years he spent locked
thoughts for the new year. She thanked the many Canadians who signed and sent in petitions and postcards to attempt to have her husband’s case moved along more
“Although our family has felt disappointment and frustration at times due to the long waiting peri-
“we remain very
optimistic and understand
Perhaps the Truscott case will live on as an example of how our justice system may in some ways be terribly flawed. If he is innocent, he has been
The fact remains that the man convicted of Lynne Harper’s murder may well have been innocent.
“Either of these will result in years of further litigation,” she
appears to have been,
this terrible injustice is
I don’t know how things will turn out for the Truscott family. If the evidence is as full of holes
rals to either the
wrong - very wrong.
a free par-
don. These are granted only if the court is satisfied Truscott is inno-
The second option
would call no Truscott would be
says. “We ask that the conviction of Steven Truscott for the murder of Lynne Harper be quashed and a
the happenings of Steven’s case. In an e-mail a few months ago,
day when someone murdered little Lynne Harper. In fact, it happened almost 20 years before I was born. I only know what I’ve heard and yet
says. After the
hanged. He spent his youth locked away. Once released on parole, he
those coming in from well wishers and supporters. She keeps those
wasn’t in Clinton on a hot June
upon herself to help clear her husband’s name. She sends mass emails and personally answers
the judicial review.
under an assumed name. It has been only recently that Truscott has decided to reclaim his real name and pass it along to his family. Marlene Truscott has taken it
since the details of the case
men on the were too many wit-
murder Lynne Harper.
The Truscotts couldn’t
impossible for Steven Truscott to have had enough time
Support for Truscott’s cause has been growing ever since.
ness accounts from local kids that
Truscott told his story on CBC’s The Fifth Estate a few year's ago.
Steven turned 58 on Jan. 18. “Nearly 75 per cent of his life has been spent as a convicted mur-
Steven’s case.. Public
was convicted, she
previously been left unsaid. There were too many mistakes during the
exhausted group of
Marlene and children have worked
before Parliament recesses for the
was too rushed. The trial was too swift and too long with very brief breaks for what had to be an
appear before the Supreme Court of Ontario in Goderich where he
book brings to so much information that had
results of that review are
Although Truscott’s death sen-
vinced that Steven Truscott did not kill that girl.
sheds a great deal of light on a mysterious story fraught with missing information and circum-
a victim of incredibly
bad timing than a murderer. There have been other books. There have been newspaper articles and TV shows. There have been countless discussions and arguments about Truscott’s part in the crime. But it was only about a year ago that the federal government finally appointed a retired judge to review the 1959 convic-
way that nothing make right.
will ever truly
remain patient while a thorough review is being done.”
For further information about the Truscott case or Julian Sher’s
The Truscott family hopes the decision will be handed down
book, visit his Web www.steventruscott.com.
Conestoga College helps alumni
By BLAKE GALL found out the
often takes a
truly in need,
just the type of
a fight,” Pootz said.
help him get back on his feet. After the beating of former
He spoke of Ramsey’s easygoing attitude and reliable person-
Conestoga College student Ramsey
Waterloo on New Year’s, it was felt Conestoga’s time had come to help someone in any way possible.
remember once, to liven things grow an afro just for
up, he tried to
laughs,” Pootz recalled.
The style only lasted about two weeks but was one of his brighter
The Ramsey Hanlon Benefit Dance was held Jan. 24 at Moose Lodge to raise money for the victim’s family. Home Hardware
Although they haven’t spoken since graduation, he said he thinks of his friend quite often now.
donated $350 in prizes which were Moose Lodge donated the hall, tickets, posters and shirts, and food was donated by family and friends.
The night raised $3,130 to go to Ramsey’s rehabilitation. Five "hun-
ing physiotherapy at the Chedoke Rehabilitation Centre in Hamilton.
dred dollars of that was donated by Alumni Services at Conestoga. Hanlon, 23, of Kitchener, was at
Federation Hall to ring in the new year with some friends. A fight broke out inside when Hanlon stepped in. The brawl then spilled into
resulted in his death.
arrested that night but details of the cause of the fight can’t be released. Hanlon suffered swelling of the irain and was left in a coma. He
was on care
support in the intensive
Hamilton Health Science Centre for one week before regaining consciousness on Jan. 7. “We were absolutely devastated,” said
Pam Hanlon, Ramsey’s moth-
The family began raising funds to pay for the medical bills. Friends and family have given a lot
which raised an additional $1,500 for the Hanlons. In total, the family has received
about $8,000, which has been placed in a trust fund dedicated to
Ramsey recover. Ramsey studied marketing
Conestoga from 1998 to 2002 and played varsity hockey from 1998 to 2000. His presence
She remembers Ramsey
marks but extraordinary
rected his mistakes.
came to ambition. “He never complained about work like some students do,” Symons added. “He was wonderful, a hard worker,
Conestoga. She recalls his drive to learn and always better himself. She said he was never one to be .offended by criticism; instead he took it and cor-
Reynor also had Ramsey
but a bit quiet,” said Deborah
Reynor, co-ordinator of advertising and public relations.
She laughed a bit when she thought about Ramsey’s unique hair. She called it “big and red” which always caught people’s eyes.
Ramsey, found out about the incident from a mutual friend. “I
of her classes
and has a good appetite. He is improving each day,” said Pam. Ramsey’s 19-year-old sister Kim has been able to return to work but his mother still feels the pain. “It’s stressful. To see him want-
Ramsey Hanlons sister, Kim Hanlon (left), and his mother, Pam Hanlon (centre), stand wl Monte Himmelman of Alumn, Services, at the Ramsey Hanlon Benefit Dance held on Jan. 24 at Moose L °dge. The dance raised $3,130 to help pay for Ramsey’s rehabilitation in hospital. He was beater ater M on New
Year’s Eve at the University of Waterloo. Cuff, Hanlon’s uncle, “He was always friendly, smiling provided enteftainment at the and positive," said Lisa Symons, dance with his band Justice. Cuff professor of marketing. Symons also organized a gate donation at taught Ramsey for three of his Lear Canada, where he works, courses
Something like this really turns your life upside down,” Pam explained.
Ramsey was granted pass
Kitchener home and spend some time with his family on Jan. 31. to
His progress has been exceptional
considering the circumstances.
someone who would
never give up. “If I could see him I would give him a big hug and tell him to use
the spirit he had here (at Conestoga) and get himself well,” Symons encouraged.
Stratford native braves the By MARC HII LET
from the bathroom tap several
hunched over volumes
For many of us, college is a journey of epic proportions. away from It’s our first time home for an extended period. It’s for ourthe first time we truly fend
we feed, clothe and care for
But for most of us, we know that family and friends are but a bus or need train ride away should we them. Stratford native Alan Barenberg, jour24, has also begun the biggest ney of his young life, but he has left his loved ones behind and traveled
halfway across the globe. Barenberg, currently pursuing his PhD in history at the University of his wife of 17 months
Chicago, left in to spend the next six months Russia. is currently in
Moscow, where months complete the
he’ll stay for the next three
while he works to phase of his first
Russian and Soviet history and, eventually, teach
at the university
His dissertation will be about the transition of the city of Vorkuta from Gulag (a forced-labour camp) to a post-Gulag
currently renting an apartprofessor.
sounds remarkably close to the discharge of assault weapons, he says. “Not exactly a glamorous
Republic of Russia and visit the He cities of Syktyvkar and Vorkuta. of the hopes to interview survivors -
u Ac however, he spends
of his time in
is starting to feel
home,” he says. There a have been few cockroaches in the kitchen, but I have deployed many like
roach traps and I’m preparing for a long conflict.” He says it is nice to have an apartment to himself, rather than staying with a host family. “One of the advantages to not staying with a family is that I can avoid being subjected to many of
cream and coffee for breakfast, he says. “It’s awful reassuring to be Flakes for breakable to have
There are two Western-style supermarkets on his block, but Barenberg says their prices are double that of other Russian-style stores and they have limited selecsays he misses fresh, homecooked meals and especially veg-
“Russians are not big on the lowlow-salt diet,” he says. “Thus, of success incredible the
and native Muscovites
:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Door #4 lifetime.
Abby’s birthday today, and could spend it I really wish that I with her,” Barenberg says. “After talking to her on the phone this evening, it sounds like everyone is taking over my job of making sure Abby has a good time, though.”
heated, but not
during the night,” Barenberg says. “It was as low as -20 F (-29 C) on looks as though it will be close to 0 F (-17 C) during
counting the days.”
coming week.” But of course the cold and lack of vegetables are not what Barenberg
opportunity to visit.
That would be his wife and best Abby Swingen. They met while both were in graduate school. Swingen, who is studying history, is still in Chicago, working on her own disalso
put into words how awful it is to leave Abby behind,” he says solemnly. “I missing and feel like a part of me is “I don’t think it’s possible to
while I’m here. “My time alone
good in the
evenings is pretty lonely. His wife feels the same way. I miss “It feels pretty awful. just having
things to a lot of paperwork and so much deal with. Things that are
stress. sharing the burden and the I ve but Nothing insurmountable,
weeks how dependent we are on
realized over the past few
haveach other,” she says. “I miss have and out go to someone ing listen to fun with, and someone to someone to listen
also excited about the
“I’m just looking forward to seehim and seeing that he’s OK,” she says. “While I was in England this past summer, he came for a
feel that I will never truly
week, which was great, but it was almost worse to have him come and then go again. I’m a little afraid of feeling that way again. But I’d much rather see him than not for six whole months.” Barenberg says his body still hastime n’t adjusted to the nine-hour difference and the exciting news
Barenberg’s life in Russia won’t always be so easy though. Once he leaves Moscow for the Komi Republic, which is located in the northeastern comer of European Russia, he will be in an entirely different situation.
He hasn’t even
plans to spend about two in Syktyvkar, which is the capital of the Komi Republic, and
then head to Vorkuta. “Vorkuta, which is above the Artie Circle, is directly north of
“The same thing happened and went last time I was here
away after a couple of weeks.’ Despite his sleep troubles, is starting to
daily life in
not any greater risk.”
to bed these past few nights. Going for sevup wake often I but fine, is
he says. “A war with Iraq will bring uncertainty but probably
probably won’t help. well “I haven’t been sleeping
2 a.m.,” eral hours after about
terms of petty crime. I frankly feel safer here than I do in my own neighbourhood in Chicago,
can’t wait and I’m already
extremely careful while in foreign countries. “Moscow is a very safe place in
he plans to take her sightgo to the theatre and visit
Moscow, in a time when all North Americans are warned to be
a bright note, Barenberg has just learned that Swingen has purchased a plane ticket to come visit him in March. He says when she
has been cold, really cold. is
freezing to death.”
Europe in Practically everyone in
the heating has basically failed this winter and so people are
Thus, the incredible of
under the age of 25 that I’ve seen has a mobile phone,” he says. “On the other hand, there are large parts of this country where
the low-fat, low-salt diet.
just for a Keep v our memories on hand
with high speed Internet access. He and his wife chat online twice a day and also talk on the phone. Despite the wonders of technolo-
“Russians are not big on
easier to handle
“Just to put
he met on earlier travels. His apartment is also equipped
in this country.”
trepidation, some After Barenberg tackled his ever-growsemiing pile of laundry with a automatic washing machine. both semi-automatic
misses the most.
Moscow, both from
Along with a yearning for simple, automatic machinery, Barenberg also fondly remembers the warmth of his cosy Chicago apartment.
the culinary horrors that have been inflicted on me in the past, like ice
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adventure, but these are the challenges that fill my daily life.”
Once he is done his research in Moscow, he will head to the Komi
in the past
Russian fairly ited Russia seven times few years, but never for
ment from a Harvard
speaks and reads well and he has vis-
Barenberg does have
times during the cycle, but also because it makes a noise that
written entirely in Russian.
be representative of the U.S.A. or Canada.
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says it’s much wealthier the counthan any other place in comfortable maktry, but he’s not generalizations ing too many Russia. in life about certainly not is
York or Russia, just like New to Toronto could hardly be said
Syktyvkar by railroad. The train ride
directly, takes about says. “So this will
adventure. to expect to
40 hours,” he
be quite an idea of what going as only that I have
C weather on the tundra.” says
city with rein-
dying coal-mining ^ deer herding right next door. as bad as about “I imagine that it's it
on. Vorkuta is still a long way lot of a has Barenberg though, and
work to do Moscow. But he’s
a challenge that
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Muscle enhancers are not
By MICHEL LE TAYLOR Want
Before you weights, you
one or two spoonfuls work so well, then how about three or
Although the has not evaluated the statement about creatine.
muscle-enhancing supplements as part of your exercise regime.
Health Canada regulates products that may be harmful. Any sub-
Muscle-building supplements are
stance that contains banned ingre-
not necessarily for everyone. Generally they are promoted to
dients cannot be legally sold.
who follow a consistent and rigorous exercise plan.
or ephedrine products, for example,
was pulled off the shelves last year because of heart problems caused by the ingestion of this substance.
These supplements come in two main forms: creatine and protein. There are many different brands and forms of each, but all are basically the
Centre (GNC) in Fairview Park Mall, in order to have maximum results you must Nutrition
but at the
taken correctly, creatine should enhance energy and help build muscle tissue. According to Lulinski's article, creatine is a natural substance in the body which reacts with other natural
substances during an intense workout. This reaction provides the fuel for “working muscles.” A substance called phosphocreatine (PCr) provides the energy for the four to
seconds of a workout, but another “fuel source must provide the energy to sustain tbfi. activity.” Creatine supplements increase the amount of PCr so
u. Hugo Tremblay, a sales associate
more energy can be provided
General Nutrition Centre in Fairview Park Mall, holds a tub used as a muscle-enhancing supplement by athletes.
everyday food such as beef, tuna and pork. “Although creatine is a natural
component of food,
muscle with PCr may not be feasible,” according to Lulinski’s article. “It could require 22 pounds of meat daily.” Creatine supplements provide that extra amount of needed energy. Creatine comes in pill, powder, chewable and liquid form. Tremblay said the only difference between each one is their rate of saturate the
should absorb faster because the powder has to be broken down,” he said. “There’s more chance of losing some of the creatine through the digestive system with the
Therefore, the liquid form would
when combined with stimulants such as caffeine, will increase the effect of this product. This can be dangerous.
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
amount of food required
creatine powder. Creatine
now banned. “The com-
also states that any products containing Ephedra or ephedrine,
questioned the side effects of long term use. So, until more research can be done, “creatine is not rec-
bination of ephedrine and caffeine is the danger with this substance,”
take both creatine and protein as you work on your muscles. But, do these products really work? An article by Beth Lulinski, on the Quackwatch Web site, a site
potential for creatine
ephedrine, an herbal substance used to enhance energy and lose
used as a guide for health fraud, stated, “There seems to be some
product which has a dose of eight milligrams or more of Ephedra or
product containing Ephedra
provide you with energy faster. Protein supplements help provide energy as well. “Protein
makes up your cle.
supplements agrees. “A lack of procan lead to excessive protein breakdown and may obstruct your tein
Protein protein is “important for individuals who are Institute
muscle tissue by exercise.”
creatine or protein, varies
person to the next. A statement for creatine products at GNC says “creatine may help
Muscle-building supplements can be expensive as well. A 30-day supply can cost $35-$80 for the
improve athletic performance.” Underneath this statement, in small type,
powder form of creatine and $60$90 for the liquid form.
statement has not been evaluated
Unfortunately, not a lot of research has been done to deter-
and Drug Administration (FDA). According to Tremblay, this is because the product cannot be
mine any dangerous
According to an article on The Physician and Sports Medicine
guaranteed to enhance everyone’s performance. Tremblay, who studied kinesiology and anatomy at the University of Regina, takes creatine and protein supplements
Web site, no serious side effects have been documented. “While creatine use has skyrocketed, no serious side effects have been scientifically verified in subjects
himself and does find he gets results, but cautions that you
With no long-term evaluated,
important to keep
“(These) substances are very use-
when taking creatine.” He said some people tend to overdue it. “A of people say to themselves
must know what you are doing. “Because of water retention, some people who do not drink enough water will be dehydrated
side effects of
creatine or protein.
ful,” Tremblay said. “However, you must pay attention to what your body is telling you.”
Glass studio shatters your expectations By LAURIE VANDENHOFF Heather Wood runs her fingers over her cheeks as her voice trails while talking about a business she helped create with her husband off!
John Kepkiewicz 19 years ago. She gently presses her fingertips into the creases of her skin, explaining some
of the workshop include sandblasting equipment; an annealer, used to cool and warm the vessels; and naturally the glass.
art fill the
other empty spaces - glass Christmas ornaments decorate a window, disregarded paperweights collect dust and jars of coloured
of the difficulties they encountered while starting the glass blowing stu-
glass line the shelves.
dio after graduating college.
The college graduates, for the part, work independently on
you’re just a student coming out of school to put a studio together. But John is very
Kepkiewicz is considered the glass expert as a result of his expertise
resourceful and he was able to do a
of the work by himself.” Glass Studio rests between
the^various shops that
explains in the
studio also includes a workrSilOP where the glass creations are
A large furnace, necessary for
used to heat the glass into molten and was made entirely by Kepkiewicz.
other essential ingredients
dance of glass blowing. what dancing
dominate the community of 1,400, allowing the glass studio to easily
re thinking of
Mill Shed at 10 Front St. in St. Jacobs. Craft and antique stores
movement of it,” Woods. “He really engages
process of forming the glass.” Hailing from the glass program at
Sheridan College, Kepkiewicz creates
and decorative bowls. Prices tags affixed on the items range from $5 up to $1,000 for more complicated work.
What makes Wood's
the pieces unique
thing to each one through assorted designs inscribed using sandblasting techniques.
act as a “protection to the
on the surfaces. “Sometimes I and think what does the shape suggest to me. It’s a fairly spontaneous thing, I don’t terns
will look at a piece
have patterns that
just stick on,”
she says. “I
transparency of it (glass), that you can play with the
the imagery of one
layer play against the other.”
Georgian college alumni, sought to her artistic inhibitions
however, that every surface is unique and is a suitable outlet for her creativity.
d be just as happy to work on canvas, ceramics or textiles. “I
Certainly glass has a certain attractiveness because of tics.
own endeavours. Armed with a dog
don’t feel limited by
attempts to bribe her companion
the business earned
a thorn in our
suggested thorn glass sharp and pointy.”
Glass blowing involves
shaping of heated glass or molten through human breathe. Using different instruments such as tubes, the artist is able to blow pieces of glass into specific formations. “It takes a long
time to learn
minerals their clay
one of the potters was able to form a glass tube. By blowing into the heated piece he created a bubble at its end, and the name glass blowing was bestowed. Sitting comfortably in a couple of later,
dated office chairs and sipping on
production-oriented work. So we wanted a name that was short and rolled off of the tongue. We never could figure it out,” she says laughing quietly.
and sand while heating
Annie, a three-year-old dog, into lying down by her feet. She affec-
smaller work that
Studios in Toronto, and it wasn’t long before they moved onto their
a very fluid medium,”
Both Wood and Kepkiewicz began their careers at Habourfront
Wood. The craft
cups of green tea. Wood continues to embellish on her life as an independent business owner. "Certainly there
come and go
is the freedom to you please. You are
in control,” she says, not forgetting to include the short-
uncertainty, however, in being self-
employed because you don’t know where your income is coming from.”
Wood takes the last sip of her tea, as she relaxes into the cushions of her chair; Annie continues to doze her feet. After 19 years and no
relaxed in the
atmosphere of her unconventional studio, knowing it will keep her family happy for years to come.
to bi te
— Page 15
ing season to fish for perch, black crappie and northern pike. The season starts as soon as the
By JASON MIDDLETON sitting Drilling holes in the ice,
an upside-down bucket, avoidcold air, and ng gusts of freezing
ipcnding time with your son.
December, and runs
Cambridge’s Shade’s Mills Conservation Area on Jan. lajko chose
you are getting some water splashing up on your feet and on your toes. You don’t really want to go
His crew was armed with two can augers, drill-like devices that
out there in any kind of leather
through 25 centimetres of thick ice in 45 seconds. After cutting a hole in the ice,
want to remember while working around the ice and drilling holes is wearing rubber boots - good winter boots with a rubber soul because
Scott Parkinson, 28, the area superintendent of Shade’s Mills, warns, “The biggest thing you_
week of February.
Saturday morning, doesn’t it? of Jajko, Richard For Cambridge, that s how he and his
on the lake
for clothing, Parkinson rec-
pants or snowmobile suits. Shade’s Mills has allowed
because standard poles would keep the anglers two metres from the hole and would give them
power over reeling in the fish. The best bait to use to catch perch
and worms, small
order to catch pike using is
Ice fishing facts:
maggots, wax or worms, but in
‘Tve never caught any big while ice fishing, but
vimi l/o people visit ot 125 Upwards of
Jackass-type pranks are placing a roup of Kitchener teens in the potlight.
“We do lid
dangerous, painful, stu-
pranks and stunts for fun, said 19-year-old
Citchener teen. The group of teens that call themMe6 is gaining in popularity selves
lave the site in
Richard Jajko of Cambridge
Jan. on w,, w«...
waits for fish to nibble while ice fishing at
you log onto www.me6.ca you
huncan witness these teens eating wheela riding crayons, of dreds construction chair backwards in a sale or buying pans at a garage while and beating each other up onlookers watch with disgust.
bought two new
and numbing his
almost got run over by a Jeep, was hanging on top as of a Ford Escort roof, dressed slammed Jeep the when Batman, and on the brakes. I flew forward “I
said Narvali. “I
with the cash they received. Though they are constantly
has made pranksters that give famous, these teens do not credit to
for their start
Kitchener Record, has been inter-
viewed on BBC radio 1, Rogers cable and recently received $2,000 television
expressed Record, many parents exprei “Are these concerns. their teenagers’ lives so devoid of
and a message board where people from all ovei Canada comment on the stunts. Most of positive the messages we get are who but there are those few people do, we what with disgusted are
purpose that they feel the need entertainto hurt each other for ment?” asked Suzy McNeill in 15. a letter published on Nov. garbage. producing are “They Garbage should be at the curb and entertaken away, not viewed as
McLeans magazine and
performance for Rogers television, first-hand the teens got to hear
who from many unhappy parents witnessed and site the visited
“Of course we are going to get compared to them, we are a lot not influlike them but we are said all,” at enced by them Narvali. to Their Web site allows people prostunts, their of view footage
another concerned reader
recent backlash from many all. doesn’t faze these teens at
Me6, which has no meaning, has the been on the front cover of
from a United Kingdom show, Christy’s home
really like our stuff,
make money," he said, adding they
liquid nitrohis private area with
said Narvali. “We do stunts for fun,
one serious harm. Greg Patterson, sprayed Me6, of members 1 1 the of freezing
artirles files, articles,
a equivalent to America’s “Extreme videos. funniest home
Although they don’t strive to be dangerous, there have been stunts to causing that have come close
me. the jeep slipped, just missing
(Photo by Jason Middleton)
Kitchener teens nabs the spotlight Ry SINEAD
Shade’s Mills costs $4 and $2.25 for children
more luck we’ll
they want to fish
Jajko hopes to catch perch and
must have a
18 to 65
“People were yelling at me the saying that we are warping
“We have been
disagree. In recent the editor in the
year and a half and
simply antics are harmless and for fun,
minds of children,” said Narvali. insist
have fun anymore,” he
this for a
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Love, Sex and Seduction By
show heats up
With all this cold weather lately it was nice to warm up to some sexy lingerie,
spa services, travel oppor-
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“The focus of
human experiences and seduction - and how these three areas can come together
of improving their
“In designing the
show we took
exhibit products such as lingerie,
contrast to other tradi-
consumer sex shows.” event, which was presented
(Photo by Andrea Smith)
The High Energy New York Street Dancers entertained the crowd show at the International Centre in Mississauga, Jan. 17-19.
your body and make
from a Romantic Bedroom. The Love, Sex and Seduction Show sponsors were AOV, La Vie en Rose, Playboy TV, Bikini Bay, Fantasia, Passion Place and Premier and Curzon Fitness Clubs as well as 102.1 The Edge, the media sponsor. products
sculpture) by Gabrielle Fischer,
genitals and more), novelties and
wear contests held by La Vie en Rose, and professional body casting (where they cast the shape of it
said Millen on the
If you weren’t watching the entertainment you were browsing through leading manufacturers’
by Dream Show Productions Inc., gave visitors a taste of what sex is supposed to be about. With entertainment such as talent. shows, Calvin Klein under-
by Trina E. Read.
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break into a
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Hypnotist entertains and helps people with their problems By REBECCA LEARN He's a comedy hypnotist
and work through their problems with the help of hypnosis. try
of people don’t understand
him was when he told a man that he was craving some desserts, on a
performed for corporations like The Burger King Association, Air Canada, Nestle and the Ontario Summer Games. But Jeff Oatman, whose stage
side table, at a coiporate function.
ested in helping people once he had
stage hypnosis, but then went on to
started doing hypnosis for enter-
was an entertainer for about the last 20 years," West said, adding he was a singer in a band, and also played the guitar and the bass. He said he became interested in hypnosis when, “I saw a hypnotist years ago and I was fascinated by him." West has been doing hypno-
However, when the man went to the table, he wasn't supposed to be able to get anything into his mouth. The more he tried, the more he missed. This was all planned.
is also an hypnotherapist with a master’^ degree in hypnosis. is
West helps people with weight loss,
emotional issues, stress and people may have encoun-
,iyho think they
said he deals with
some “really odd stuff.” People make an appointment with him to
He hasn’t always been in the business of hypnotism though. “I
for about the past five years.
his family supports
the medical application, out of curiosity. He now performs at high schools, colleges and uniis
In his stage
are various suggestions
which are people. “They might think
their shoes are talking to them,” said, adding,
“They even become
their favourite cartoon character or
West said one of the most unexpected things that has happened to
to put other desserts in his
Then he took
running to the
Did you know
that one out of every hundred women might become anorexic? Estimates of the frequency of bulimia vary from five to twenty out of one hundred college-age
also develop both disorders, but in
characterized by an all-consuming fear of “getting
fat.” There is an and sometimes compulsive exercising. a loss exceeding 25% of original weight. Serious health
intense preoccupation with food,
Dieting can gradually lead to
issues such as cessation of menstruation, malnutrition
and lowered heart
starve themselves to death.
is a cycle of uncontrolled binge eating and purging through vomiting or the use of laxatives. This extremely debilitating pattern can, in more extreme cases, absorb nearly all of a person s time, energy and money, and lead to depression and isolation. Frequent vomiting can cause damage to the teeth, throat and esophagus. Kidney and cardiac probJems are a danger.
overcoming Eating Disorders
to a professional that a
for the individual to acknowl-
Medical and psychological
available in this community. Talk to a counsellor in Student Services or the nurse in the Health Safety Office. One immediate benefit is the feeling of relief at no longer is
having to keep such an important part of one’s
message from Student Services (Room 2B02)
the craziness in his profession, the most fulfilling thing to all
is that he is doing something he wants to do. He also enjoys being hypnotized, and he gets it
“all the time.”
made many mis-
and complained that the chef didn’t know how to cook because he couldn’t eat anything. This was a shock to West as well as the audience.
have to be very, very open-minded.” “You have to be open to new
West has been on
playing his talents on an episode of
was learning and advises the best way to do well as a hypnotist is to listen. “You really have to listen and watch, and you
the show Mystery Hunters on the Discovery Channel. “We brought
takes while he
ideas and open to trust yourself. lot
West can be reached email@example.com.
Entertainment Week of February 3-9
September 24 October 22
well-balanced account will keep
you out of trouble.
based on a
change to occur. You won
the next while keep
towards the end result of the prob-
your nose out of other people's Luckiest day: February
almost a million units in its first Jay Woodruff of said day,” Entertainment Weekly in an article
“It is the
January 20February 18
you be taking up
Don't combine your problems;
of power might be trying to make things hard for you, just ignore
deal with each of
Luckiest day: February
causing controversy? Mainly because when you play
you can beat women
to death, hire
a prostitute, deal cocaine, highjack an ambulance and beat pedestrians with golf clubs. Players become ex-con Tommy Vercetti, which is voiced by Ray has LiOtta (Good Fellows). Vercetti senjust finished a 15-year prison voiced tence. His mob boss Luigi,
by Joe Pantoliano (The Sopranos), to helps Vercetti by sending him Vice City, Miami. His only way of ing his
to try build-
own cocaine empire, and
searching for the robbers his
searching for his next victim, play-
A relationship may
ers can hear
better as the
in a position
Luckiest day: February
come from whatever
Luckiest dav^Feb r ua ry
Someone m your tam.ly m m make an impression on you that you’re not expecting. Good things
specific issue in
will Iry to offer
Someone with experience receding a
game has become one of sellers ever, moving
Robertson and Peter Mansbridge have been warning you about. said
to feel better.
the situation at the time but look
Luckiest day: February
“Grand Theft Auto, Vice City is popular most the of one year. It the of games PlayStation 2 will definitely win Game of the
the possible reactions of your
sex with prostitutes.
Year for PlayStation 2.” said Rob of Electronics Boutique, who couldn't give his last name due to
beat on innocent people and have
November 22 December 21
saves the princess, to playing the role of mobsters who deal cocaine,
Expect a swift and dramatic
to enjoying Pac-
pleasure in playing video
Luckiest day: February
Man and Super Mario? We have evolved from
have an excelYou are going ot lent week. If you stay on top your work the rewards will be
Luckiest day: February
By SINEAD McGARRY
are in a relationship,
things will get
Something romantic will be done to sweep you off your feet.
a close friend or
partner, the friendship will
different radio sta-
ranging from a classical that
to a talk radio station,
and popular '80s channel. The game, which sells for $75, is sexual also popular because of the
(Photo by Sinead McGarry)
Theft Auto, Vice A local Electronics Boutique employee says Grand on the market. games PlayStation 2 City is one of the most popular
Hamilton Spectator. Vice City has
content. “You see Vercetti paying a prostitute to get in the car with him.
the car starts then she leaves. The idea of sex
“My mom from my brother because you see a man giving a woman money for sex, and then he
an “M" for with several descriptions including violence and
kills her. It’s disgusting,”
“We have to ask to see customer’s identification when they said are buying Grand Theft Auto, been^ has Auto Theft Rob. Grand in Australia;
said Christine O'neill of Waterloo. Created by Rock Star Games.
Vice City is intended for adult audiences only. “Our audience is 20-something guys who watch the Sopranos, read Maxim, and reiit Austin Powers movies. They may not always want a video game that’s all cute and
Entertainment in an
Luckiest day: February
have to make a deci-
thing frivolous until
sion regarding your finances. Don't spend your money on any-
are in order.
Luckiest day: February 8.
Last year, a
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meaning that must be taken
graphics, high-speed, and technol-
educated. office-going people. I They sell to lawyers and doctors. play this game because of the
clairvoyant issues for four
Daniel Roth is a third-year journalism
Luckiest day: February
— Page 17
increasing, decreasing hours at
you on your birthday. Be suie efforts. you thank them for their or
You might have to make a decision regarding work and school. II
to be coining
People o you from all directions. can they as much as doing will fie
Violent video games growing in popularity
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Thing predictable, unrealistic
they just happen to
Clumsy, beautiful strippers can’t
To make matters worse,
be a good addition to your already uncomfortable bachelor party.
get drunk and
Paul and Becky on his son’s dresser.
Oops - you’re getting married in one week and you can’t remember what happened last night. Unfortunately, in
After being confronted, Paul burns the pictures and throws them out the window, but they land right
front of the priest’s son once
the plot does not get
apartment next to
Paul, finds the revealing pictures of
next to one of them in your bed.
Guy Thing, much better
lives in the
end the poor
knows everything pened
ends up being the
substitute official at the wedding.
The whole story leads up to Karen not being the right one for Paul, and that his brother, Peter (Thomas Lennon),
Lee (Paul), Julia
It is only a matter of time when your predictions are proven true and Paul realizes Becky is the one
(Becky) and Selma Blair (Karen) star in one of the most predictable,
which leads a
His fiancee, Karen, over and
Becky out of
time but the very
convinces Becky that
good idea to seems well and
does he know the
next day he runs into her working at a tollbooth.
comedy has only
couple of laughs and small Stiles
on her way
able to rush
boring and long.
Paul wakes up in the morning and finds Becky, a complete to
"stranger, in his bed,
him and Peter and Karen
they are right for each other.
a two-timing fiance
Paul’s lies are unable to cover up his dirty
out about his boyfriend,
sleeps with his future wife’s cousin
played by Selma
cop, shows up in front of Paul’s apartment and beats the crap out of
Paul, played by
The ex-boyfriend, Ray (Lochlyn
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a private investigator follow
the night of the party and he has revealing pictures of the two of them together.
does not have
poor development of the
Director Chris Koch did a bad job of trying to explain the behaviour of men, saying that the reason guys
Threatened by the fact that Karen might find these pictures, he makes up a story to everyone about being mugged and gives a
and lie to their fiancees are because it is just a guy thing.
fake, unrealistic description of a
sleep with girls at their bachelor parties
A Guy Thing
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David Acer Comedy the Sanctuary
CSI Hockey Trip Vancouver Canucks Buffalo Sabres
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Sealed With Alumni Kisses
Women” Twisted Tuesday
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