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Fred Penner thrills Sanctuary

Spring break packages going fast An enjoyable and successful trip starts

Acclaimed Canadian musician and

with research

kids’ entertainer

wowed more

Local man embarks on journey Former Stratford resident experiences

than

500 students.

life in

Monday, February

3,

College

2003

at Conestoga allowing vendors products to set up

restrictions

are

selling illegal

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

is

on

the vendors to ensure their busi-

ness

is ethical.

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

requirements,

they

can

come

here.

would take too much legwork to check every vendor who the

school

who booked

said

— 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.

There

is

said

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.

Ward

been

has

collecting

bootlegs since 1979 and likens his

business

the

to

of used

sale

records.

It

visits

34th Year

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.

really,

ditions the college specifies,

As

Conestoga College, Kitchener

vendors

By TORI SUTTON Lax

Russia.

fails to restrict

illegal

College

and planning.

Dusick,

the video merchant

This was the at the college.

first

time

He came

ommended by

Ward was

highly rec-

other schools, said

Dusick.

(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

MARC HULET

Cambridge and

We know universities,

more than $1.3

only the traditional schooling that impacts the commu-

billion.

the

announcement

in front

nity,

himself.

of

commu-

Tibbits says.

not

The college

takes pride in offer-

ing a variety of services to students

and people

in the

community.

More than 166,000 people have

actually

taken continuing education classes and the survey estimates that 36 per cent of the local labour force

check

has upgraded their

When we

got the figures

we

asked them to doublethem. We expected big things, but not this huge, Tibbits says.

think

I

it

surprised a lot of

people.

And ment.

skills

through

the college.

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

wouldn

t

have made

it

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-

The

child-care

centres

are

responsible for 358 children and

more than

1

,000 kids are served by

summer and hockey camp grams each

pro-

year.

The college recreation centre more than 126,000 people

sees

pass through

We want to

its

doors annually, to

participate in athletic,

social

and

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

needs. a

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

community recognizes

Tibbits says the college s impact on the community has been growing in recent years and he expects it

community

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,

the

now

a

community

One of

Tibbits

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

-

is

succeed.

population grows, I m sure our impact will be greater, especially

and the

quality of service to the students.

special events.

to continue to climb.

continue to improve

the quality of education

lished last year.

study,

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.

portion

nity either.

of a packed house, as members

from the community, the college and the media listened to the news that shocked even Tibbits

large

a

their graduates leave the

It s

College president John Tibbits

His Spidey-sense

success, according to Tibbits.

Stratford.

that in the case of

Conestoga College announced on Tuesday that the college s impact on the local economy is worth

made

(Photo by Rebecca Learn)

Hulet)

that the col-

is

to

it -

to

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

Tibbits says.

things.

The

college

is

ter itself, in the

also prepared to bet-

hopes of spurring on

We

re fortunate that

They

have

activism that doesn

of other places.

t

we a

re part

social

exist in a lot


News Residence

Daily parking free for short time By LAURIE

without blue

box recycling

VANDENHOFF

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

cle as

in ices at the college, said the bar stuwhen a off broken Lot 1 1 was

were made

security and repairs

as they should.

to to

assistant general

in

to

However, the bar was damaged second time that day. Hunter believes the slippery pavement also

She added like to bring

that students don’t

down

dumpster

to the

is

“Obviously

it

doesn’t

depends on the volume of

generate

traffic in

there.”

Security has also had a problem with students who are reluctant to

pay the

exit fee

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-

up

ices and in turn putting the cost for everyone else.” In fact,

up

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

students performing

to discontinuance

lots are

encountered

also

their car.”

we

that then

will

said

rates,”

the

The college

has another

also

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

raising

Hunter.

that,” said Hunter.

to see is

used for their maintenance.

we cannot do

begin

people trying to drive two cars at once through the raised bar, creating a two-for-one rate. “Obviously we don’t encourage

we want

this

from a

“If

has

from the school’s parking

Profits

program. Security

in

is

fact cheating the other students.”

outlined in the student procedures guide. This ranges from verbal

warnings

the system

“Anyone cheating

disciplined as

move can be

tem in place. “The other daily

out.

it’s

a

also

is

a

little

when

“We

really

are

examining our

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

night.

it

for you.

nights

Residence

is

putting on a formal

You can look forward

in

the

free transportation,

sanctuary

will

students on Feb. 6, at

be pumping out

Edelweiss and although the formal is for residents, they’re allowed to

the tunes at the

for all

its

bring two guests outside of residence. The event is all-ages, with wrist

band policy, and along with Hawaiian beach decorations, you

all

although it is a beach theme, dress

adviser Debbie Brock, said this is the fifth or sixth year residence has

Bascom Marketing

its

students.

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who would

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Edelweiss and Brock said

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She said if the recycling company provides the residence with free blue boxes, then

could

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

walk

home. Tickets are 20 dollars per student, or 35 dollars a couple. They will

be on sale

till

for Biz

Stood,

you

to

gw

at

is

going to be disfloor meet-

upcoming

ings to hear students’ ideas and address other concerns they

have,

upcoming

events, as well

as items of concern.

Kunkle is confident ticket sales improve for the CBSA’s next

Bv DANIEL ROTH

will

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

sponsors.”

next Biz

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

its

Bash.

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

in

into

into the lounges.

This issue

cussed

they

Bash changing

Jessika Kunkle, public relations CBSA, is excited

it's

rooms or

maybe them

Feb. 5, and are avail

officer for the

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to

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the residence.

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Blais

ly:

school, the

part-time.

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service and because

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at

was

you

be trained

make $8-$20/hour

in effect.

Last year’s formal was held

Inc.

for 7 competitive

outgoing, enthusiastic individuals,

to

However,

Resident

if

to

blues.”

night.

formal.

put on a formal for

to

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dancing

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theme

to

there,”

ing into the idea of making the residence more recycling friend-

students.”

get

pub

especially

be trusted to not make a mess. that it is hard to get students excited about recycling. However, she said she is look-

for the

more convenient

will begin running at the

for

plays

out,

n’t

decided to go there again because

that

it

She added

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

The DJ

to

said, but felt the students could-

access.

of the

finally

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

different situa-

tion.

making lot

lems taking

semestered lot and some students have hang-tag permits (for that lot),” Hunter said. “For semestered parking

awhile

each room, Blais thinks that some students would have prob-

the gate. illegal

until after

garbage

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

$600

their

that is outside

the residence, so they „„„

bars in storage.

for parking services.

at the

recycling.

prepared, however, keeping spare

some money

an

Blais,

manager

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

Gen

residence, there are a couple of reasons. She thinks the students

a

The college

at least

each room?

one blue box According

the bar about a half an hour later.

times, intentional.

much

doesn’t the staff just put

dent’s car slide through the gate because of icy road conditions. The

accident

the

at

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

living

Students

Conestoga residence do not recy-

party.

“We have exciting

a

games

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.

Tickets

CBSA

can

class reps

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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SPOKE, Februaryj

3,

7

i

2003

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— Page uyg 3 i

Students compete for journalism scholarship By VALENTINA

RAPOPORT

Katie Osburn thought she either it or failed it.

nailed

Little did

the

she

know

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.

the

shoes of a journalist for an

afternoon.

Pul together by journalism and

broadcasting Haskell,

Dave

professor

the

awarded

contest

a

$2,000 scholarship to enter the college’s journalism program next September. A $1 ,000 scholarship to enter the

program was given

as sec-

ond prize. Held in

of a

and even

lire

with props, actors

smoke. Competing were asked to observe, interview, and in a one-hour period, real

students

write a

news

was so

I

was

year students applying for the pronro-

that I couldn’t even speak,” she added, referring to her reaction

when she found

grade or higher

lust place.

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.

1

order to attend the program and receive the prize money.

Cambridge Reporter and is now working on getting a regular in the

good

are

writers.”

Haskell,

who

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,

is

the

launched

it

contest

become

takes a year to

established,” he said.

is

“Next year

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

competition

Institute,

petition.

it

(the journalism

program) one of the best pro-

like

we

will

participants.”

Helped by

The KPIs are coming By MICHE LLE TAYL OR

Compustat

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

fifth

year since the

KPIs were introduced

to Ontario’s

colleges.

According

Kevin

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

to

company

called

Consultants

Inc.

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

results

posted between the

form an

are

typically

last

week of

March and the first week of April. The province does not rank the colMullan

said. It

only indicates

cent of a college’s total provincial

and

graduation

rate.

satisfaction

filled out

survey

by students

this

week.

who

Students

are

in

their first

a

percentage

haven't been

at

to find a

to get

local

high

come

to Conestoga,” he

“A contest

like this did just

schools to said.

way

that.”

not yet sure where the course will take him. in

print

my

keep

As for Osburn, winning first prize has sparked hopes of bigger plans for her future. “I think

would be

it

interesting to

“So

I’m interested

far.

(journalism).

I tend to options open though,” he

said.

The awards were presented to two students at the college January by Haskell.

the in

ices

going well.

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

example,

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

facility,”

Mullan

“That’s hard for students to

said.

do.”

what don’t

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

garbage.

get a lot of

information such as his or her pro-

good shape,” Mullan

gram number,

“It

directly related to

how

it

ranks on the KPIs.

The purpose of students to

tell

KPIs

the

they think, Mullan said.

it’s

this is (the students)

wanted

good students from

travel and write for National Geographic some day,” she said. Lourenco, on the other hand, is

“We

is

uses this data to analyse

rationale with

local community communitv and students about the journalism program

the college

grant

veyed

“The

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.

Conestoga

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.

leges,

in

James Lourenco from Open

a classroom near you

to

The KPI

place

first

First prize

order to inform the

in

satisfaction,

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

graduate

employer

have significantly more

Osburn from Guelph CVI won

College’s newswriting competition.

“I

new

a

sounds

think

Katie

minute.

last

Osburn, a Grade 12 student from Guelph Collegiate Vocational

“I

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

the winners),”

am confiwho were chosen

dent the people

“Any time

“This (competition) will help fuel

(to

said Haskell, adding, “I

spot in the paper.

my

advantage

cial

who participated).” who found out about the

Lourenco,

contest) only gives finan-

“It (the

‘Oh wow.’ 1 (origwas outclassed (by

competition at the last minute through his school principal, has had a letter to the editor published

the

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

competition.

inally) thought

general English.

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,

in

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

excit

cd

report on the dramati-

zation.

to write since sinee

said Osburn. “I

others

the broadcasting studio, college staff and students volunteered their time to create a dramatization

wanted

“I’ve little,"

is

how

for

well

meeting the students’ needs or

how

to keep,

when

rated high, serv-

a

if

discarded. “It

that survey will is

be

important that stu-

dents listen to the program administrator,”

he said. This will ensure

According

to

Mullan, Conestoga

number

has been rated

four years because

it

the past

1

has a quality

system which looks at what stuand staff need. Its high

dents

(Conestoga) is kept in said, adding,

tends to take a fair bit of pride in

and

itself as well,

we

have a very

good complement of faculty and staff.”

SuperBuild 2002 could help cope with double cohort By LAURIE VANDENHOFF

will

be adjoined

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.

Members of

the

board learned

about the details of the college’s

“The E-Wing was designed that,” said

Mullan. “That's

can get construction costs so low.”

accommodate another 1,150 students in more It

is

projected to

lege’s

1999, the E-Wing, will act as a

stepping-stone for the next antici-

pated expansion.

Mullan, also the college’s vice-

Mullan

E-Wing,

that

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

fund the

.ment funding goal of 30 per cent. The college exceeded that target

resources.

addition of another wing, similar in

to

met all of the requirements set up by the province, including a non-govem-

performance, explained that the

on the

requesting $9.7 mil-

proposal

president of finance and corporate college’s proposal focused

is

the college

first

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

cent

board. Regardless of the already

spots this year to 2.082 next year.

cohort,”

be properly funded. Through

jump

in

student population,

with the largest increases in the

business

programs

Generally,

the

from

smallest

1,747

growth due to

was

in health sciences, only

the

phasing out of the previous

the province

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

addition

to

the

Doon campus

is

ATS also

works, with Tibbits canvass-

According

to the report submit-

ted by Jennifer Leith, an associate registrar, the college will

have an

The centre

college’s learning resource is

another area tackling

expansion and double cohort issues. Catherine Wilkins, the

ing the City of Kitchener for fund-

updated

ing.

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

all

of the college’s

for expansions

and

grants are looking positive.

Despite a tight construction dead-

when

college.

being created, totaling a 15.3 per

to

board's secretary-treasurer, assured

previous SuperBuild project from

open the

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.

to

new wing by September 2004.

an estimated cost of $14.4 million. lion

was hand-

would be too expensive for The college feels it is necessary to expand in Guelph to accommodate an expectproject

would hope

college

in applicants, the college expects

project.

report

fund a new cam-

confirmed 12.3 per cent increase

round of grants due the afternoon of the meeting. Kevin Mullan. the the

to

7,500 by 2006.

deadline for proposals for the latest

members

money

Guelph, but decided that the

in

ed full-time student population of

college

SuperBuild project with the

pus

than 90,000 square feet of space at

The

latest

for

why we

use the

2002 SuperBuild project, Mullan told the board the school would easily meet the targets and, if awarded the grant, the line for the

tally

of applications from

line.

The that

also mentioned enrolment spaces help deal with the

report

increases will

in

growth of students attending the

LRC,

presented

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

Page 4

3,

Commentar

2003

CHAR6E!!!

Teacher tracking

Tony?

uh, guys...

Jacques? Chretien?

gets go-ahead have

will

High school teachers

to

their best

be on

behaviour.

,

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

move

District

School Board.

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

at

The Waterloo school board

will also

keep

with

files

similar documents.

trustees is that some notes of conwill not be included in the suspicions cern and unproven

What

worries

some

fl

The informal notes

will be

removed before the file is Removal of the notes will

forwarded to the new school. make it hard to track patterns of behaviour that

may need

further investigation.

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

itself,

in the

wake of

the

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 ?

Our

reports of harassment and sexually questionable

behav

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

promise’’ because

it is

strict

enough but

still

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.

ers

an

returning from Christmas holidays I had a carton of ciga-

Upon

been lucky enough

to find

escape from this pessimistic world. My escape comes in the form of a local

convenience

rettes so

was gone

store. I regularly

of Lancaster and Victoria streets in

is

there that

and

feel I

I

can

my

cigarettes.

revisit

my

I

youth

didn’t

name

friend’s

write this story. is

until I

decided to

one of the few people world that truly cares

for everyone he encounters.

is

cold,

a

compassion

visits.

He

then off a

It’s

smile can

A

He

smile

greatest other.

It

lift

is

gifts

your

a

spirits.

probably one of the

we can

give

each

doesn’t cost a dime but

it is

in

that

some

think that everyone has their

I

in their life,

makes them laugh,

a quick second. ple

we need

From

someone

if

even for

those peo-

to learn that a little

goes a long way.

The compassion of a stranger means a lot and should be

From now

amazing how much

hope

on

people.

appreciated.

I

emotionless

still

is

lives

could ask for

time.

knows all of his customers and remembers their regular iterr^

one

it

cigarettes

heart.

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

shelf before

man. is

hello from

terror-

hard to

Ahmed

that

my

the trend of

ism and violence, it think that anyone has a

had been.

frequent

with aren’t

often get dis-

is

own Ahmed

grabbed

an average blue-collar citizen

Ahmed

warm

I

fall into

needs to end immediately. Living in a world of war,

was Ahmed. When I where questioned quickly he me

my

Mubashar Ahmed

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

know my

But those manners

being. There

he realized

friend. I

go

to

the carton

returned after about a

greeted with a

It

welcomed by one man would gladly call my

However,

I

Once

month’s absence.

stop in at Farah Foods at the corner

Kitchener to buy

had no reason

I

into Farah Foods.

respect.

treat

I

avoiding contact with anyone I don’t know. I truly feel this trend

else would. His smile

no one

a polite

and

couraged and

Opinion like

am

others

person

always returned, so

Gall

to

driven by fear.

and never talk

Blake

can brighten anyone’s day; it’s brightened mine more than once.

strangers.

who

iour.

was

now

lives are

like to think that I

I

yon didn’t know yet, children could go to the corner store without their parents and being a kid meant

I’ve

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.

It

Look on the brighter side

on, everyday that

plan to smile

wake up one new and share my I

with them.

I

at

I

someheart

only hope they will

pass the smile onto someone else. It will take about one second out of

my

make

day but will hopefully

a difference.

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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

much

fun.

That’s a tough

my

after

As

all that

way back from Guelph on

Middleton

my

Opinion

a club where I and thinking only

friend,

ol personal style,

I

As

I

my

the ditch so people

was

upper body. was walking towards where I entire

was

I

who

warm by

trying to keep

I’m

I

my

was

room.

Canadian

a

convenient-

left

had the flashlight shining towards

them and had

n't call

walk

to

hill,

thought

headed

I

that

By

way.

were

still

to

my

warm,

that frostbite

in the

It

was

Conestoga’s Alumni Services has new member and she's pumped about her new job.

right

She added ing

Jan.

13.

assistant,

Erica Stoermer while maternity leave.

As

is

on

Web

made

the

ing

address

last

when

for

with the

left

students graduate.

and with

position,

the

Himmelman

easy,”

next door, she has no

worries of making mistakes.

Williams said adding, she is lookforward to assisting alumni officer

the

her feel

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-

ing

services

the

to

skills

transitions

in

assistant,

school

site.

“The customer service

join-

is

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

Conestoga’s

make

said.

Williams is responsible for looking for lost graduates, checking records, tracking and

replacing

she

Williams department

that

best

the

all

welcome.

her quaint office on Williams is Conestoga’s

into

newest alumni

with

in

Himmelman

school, which should

Margie Williams, of Cambridge,

moved

the

“It’s

Monica

a great atmosphere here and

so far everything

Himmelman,

gas

the

at

She

my my

but

day

that

could occur within 30 of weather.

—25 C,

but

felt

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

ed, I

to

was a horrible happen. She retort-

it

To prevent

sympathy from her. Walking to the car container in light in

my

my

left

any

from happening

going great,”

is

right.

just in case.

"Clubbing around’ one thing that is consistent at Conestoga College,

it

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

to

what they are doing, however, they are

socializing.

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

she said.

can very easily tell you what we have to

offer.

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

(Photo by Blake Gall)

Margie Williams, the new assistant f6r information

on graduates who

A message from Conestoga Students Inc.

Alumni Services, searches have relocated. in

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if the unexpected happens; if you have a cellphone, bring it with you; keep a blanket in your car to keep you warm; and get a gas container

had the gas hand and flashI

A police car passed me completely

a lot colder.

this

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

tank.

I

would have to buy a gas tank for $6.99 and fill it up. Apparently it is I

situation.

Luckily, the flashlight helped me guide the nozzle into the car’s gas

behind the counter unimpressed, like she had heard this story

illegal to

my

back

myself struggling with the container and its nozzle.

situa-

said

it

find

sat

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made

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and

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News

2003

travel options

Investigating your

way. Many things can go wrong cars, wrong lost luggage, late rental

By STACEY McCarthy planning on getting

If you’re

Many

companies

travel

three

of you.

- start booking now.

for spring break

Sun Vacations say the most common complaint they hear from trav-

your

search, clearly set out a budget. It s very easy to get distracted by the

Make

so you

plan,

a

spend hours for. It’s browsing through magazines and Web sites that turn out to be useto

possible

They allow you

too

programs will search databases to give you a list of possible travel

(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

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.

Cdn

at

both the

modation

City,

of your

for

fine print

before signing up. The transportation

underneath to

Quebec

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

trip to

Daytona

because

it’s

is

traditional

the

And

Some

cheapest airfare, especially to those popular overseas locations like England and Australia, is to be

Which season you

spring break

if

U.S.

online

Who

know where to

price of your ticket.

vacations

contact and

But to get a good deal, you need keep all your options open. Travel Cuts’ best current deal

From

airplane and

tions

to

hotel reserva-

tickets,

theatre

all

the

necessities can be reserved at the click of a

to

mouse.

at agent an Fera, Tony Consumer Travel in Guelph, says

is its

of organizing he’s not worried

Now

there

new

finds the best deals for customers

and compares prices

question about an application the

as well.

The Travel Cuts Web

site

is

a

new way

method Canada later

birth control

women who

will

are tired of taking the

company

new one week of

a patch called Evra, but

it is

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.

works

just like the pill, releasing

hormones through the skin and bloodstream. Karen Beaton, a senior medical

directly

into

the

it is

be selling the worn for one entire

applied.

On

the

fourth

the month no patch is added the patch is 99 per She worn. cent effective and sensitive to all

If,

for

off or

is

some reason, the patch falls coming off then you should

not try to re-apply

conditions will not

Warm, humid

in

in

Waterloo Region, whose

allergic to adhesives, like glue that is

found on the patch,

some

may

experience

skin irritation. She added the

you apply should be clean, dry and

area where

the

patch

free of

any

The patch

is

applied by pressing

it

on firmly and holding it for 10 seconds to make sure it sticks. The patch should be checked everyday to

make

sure

Beaton said the

it is still

sticking properly.

it

should not be worn

same place week

women

Instead

make

patch to

Web

sites

trains

and

There are hundreds of buses.

they should be

planes,

hotels,

for

users

It

don’t

start their searches.

can be overwhelming,

when

trying to price

contacting anyway.

especially

says another perk of booking trips through travel agencies

compare between hundreds of

He

options.

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

customers because

travel agent

small fee they can assist you with

we have

car and

selection.”

Many

the details

all

And travel

online companies only 20 per cent of the

-

tickets, hotels,

rail reservations.

agencies also offer assurance, says of us have been to

offer around

their

clients

travel options available, says Fera. The rest can t be accessed online. Another problem with booking

Fera.

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many of the know what

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we’re

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vascular side effects. are

cosmetics.

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

said

should be provided by your doctor. The patch stays on while a woman

skin types.

last

it,

extra patch should be put on,

affect the patch.

clinic

pill.

It

at

that will

patch, said

the

Janssen-Ortho,

assistant

many

many people

that

is

has a

week before being removed and a

this be introduced in year and should be a blessing to

It’s

know who

don’t

total

online,

trips

Patch provides peace of mind

A

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.

still

can’t answer.

their computers.

credit

renting

rental with a credit card.

do?

from

when

you book your

providing

fees

site

fact,

that

is

many rental companies will overlook some travel insurance

the best-planned vacations will have a few surprises along the

in

internationally

cards.

Web

The growing number of travel sites is making it easier for Internet browsers to book entire

solution?

Another plus with some

QUICK TRAVEL TIPS

stand the importance of cost to students, Travel Cuts says it always

you

it

Even

May still US to fly

that

and budget

a car,

of the less expensive flights

to take

locations

per night.

more

you keep forgetting little pill each day?

hostels

The

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

Do

Most

in

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

that

is

bill.

Interac.

hotels are a

that despite the ease

from Toronto to Dublin. However, when you’re booking airplane tickets, you should be

the

ellers

be short when they get the hotel

or car rental

of a four-star resort. And the good news for budget-conscious trav-

Travel agents

travel

to

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

money.

little

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.

time.

Another popular company. Travel Cuts, says the key to finding the

flexible.

in the

However, the hostel business in Europe is extremely popular and most facilities are in excellent con-

ticket.

offered

only

the United States have

sure

It’s sometimes cheaper to fly mid-week or to have a stopover

between Feb. 16 and 22 — not during

Be

cheap, but

dents must add $30.

that’s

many

International Guide,

hostels in

refundable fees into the final price

you read the

The

the

to

you factor these necessary, non-

Quebec

in

international travel taxes.

quad-occupancy room at Acapulco. These are good deals, but be sure

al

budget. every Hostelling

fit

According

six

quad-occu-

$399 and $1,249 for flight and a seven-night,

Daytona

to

hostels

quint-occupancy room

pancy room nights in a

huge

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

location

lost luggage.

to travel lightly

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3,

to obesity

By CARRIE HOTO months

from

World

the

from

Canada

years.

is

weight

www.niddk.gov, most people who have these surgeries lose about 00 1

pounds.

in

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

is

Once you gain weight, it can be hard to shed. The more obese you are,

the

harder

lose

to

is

it

the

weight.

become

did our society

so fat?

they are less active,” said Page, adding, “There is more TV, com-

much higher

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

consider.

“You can

bypass surgery

dietitian,

to

band.

tic

placed around the

is

It

similar to an elas-

is

stomach and its function is to restrict the amount of food taken in.

my

“In

way peoSomebody

seen the

life I’ve

ple react to fat people.

on 20/20 with Barbara

Walters in

November 2002.

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

We come

One procedure

staples the

shapes and sizes

Carnie

Wilson,

daughter

of

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

is

On

to eat is a

Sinead

body

McGarry

was

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

woman

Shallow Hall. Is any of any size happy with

her figure?

I

don’t think so.

I am a 5’3, 95-pound student, who has been picked on just as

much

ple

grafted onto

as anyone else.

So do

I

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

Or

fingers.

is

it

the people

we

When

surround ourselves with?

you’ve got a cou-

I

The

students

at

Waterloo,

do women do

the

University

Wilfrid

Gloria Beattie. 19.

dent

at

who

a stu-

is

Wilfrid Laurier University,

and Dahl

Botterill. 23.

at the

come

who

is

a stu-

University of Waterloo, the

to

dinner every

comes, "partly hang out with people and partly

is

and names do

your food, sit people, and that’s about it.” Kent Allison. 32. the vouna

makes me

According

have come is

we

all

hurt.

Botterill says he

to

to

my

have to learn to

perfect,

You

complication was gallstones.

could prevent gallstones by taking supplemental bile salts for six

have

and co-ordinator of Waterloo at the Assembly, says,

supper

Pentecostal

“When

people

first

come

to

cally active

www.ihpra.org, peo-

and need

more physi-

to “curb their

appetite for fast, convenient, high-

Salmon, of Canadian Physical Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute. caloric foods,” said Art

the

wonder when

there and

sit

going to be a message, or sermon. They always react positively

is

when

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

to

because

it's

free food. Starving stu-

dents can use free food.”

He

says a normal night

at

have two months of they have no

early, they still

school

and

left

money.” Beattie says the advantage of not

they nor-

who

a lot of people

coming

the left-

is

overs. “If you stay a little later than most people you'll get the leftovers,” she says, adding sometimes it

her several days.

lasts

Allison says the idea for the free

meal for students was

young

to figure out

adults pastor since June.

for students.

ing.

The turnout

week wdth the biggest was when they served 100 students were

About

steak.

the

you “come, get down. eat. talk to is

Beattie,

a

business administra-

tions student at

end of dents will poke b\

the

first

dis-

UW,

predicts that

the year their

more

stu-

heads through

“We

are

more

recognized

likely to

most people

come

later in the

year,

once they've realized they’ve

used

all

their

OSAP money

quite

tried

the

need as

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.

week

for the students.”

With future plans for serving chili, pasta, and ham. Allison w arns that

if

students

are

not

taking

advantage of the meal, they will reconsider

next year.

it

The meal

says. “I think

Members

what w ould be helpful

tuitions are flying high for all the

the door.

She

adults group.

has been

thing.” says Allison,

present for that meal.

feelings,

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-

No one

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

the

Feeding Frenzie

a

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.

if

this

pick on and

weight. This

We

get one-on-one assis-

You can go

tance.

you should

get help from a

young

dren’s clothes and wondering

my type.

there are other options

going to want them to do some-

body

I

walking, or an inability to work. Before you think about surgery,

of

Laurier

accept

each other?

a life-threaten-

cussed during a meeting of the

hate always having to buy chil-

insult

BMI of 40 or more,

ing obesity problem like diabetes, or physical problems such as difficulty

some kind of preaching or we’re

week.

15.

women? Why do we

a

to

I go into and worry about whether they are going to have my size, and get upset when they don't. I

stores

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

both

Why

to the peo-

Pentecostal

no catches. free meal has been offered

ly

who

is

Waterloo’s

at

students a free meal, with absolute-

dent

friends, all they talk about

The

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

there

Assembly. Every Thursday night they give

go home and see old high school gained the frosh

a procedure that

attaches

mally

Are you out of luck? No, you’re not, thanks

Opinion

for her cover shot

all

Spam and

can of

ple of rotten apples.

the

rounding her magazine cover. Winslet’s face

a Thursday and

It’s

a story on Kate

is

stomach is separated into a small upper stomach, which still receives food, and the lower part of the stomach receives no food. Then the

the

Winslet and the controversy sur-

a thinner

zine’s

adults pastor

zine and

starve herself to death.”

People maga-

to

Waterloo church offers free meals to hungry post-secondary students

in all

I’m flipping through a magaI see an ad that says, “Sticks and stones may break her bones but names could make her

According

gery.

basically staples your stomach.

interview

ly obese.

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

a

of

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

Birmingham,

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

The Lap-Band

“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

star

how

So,

not a cosmetic issue, but rather a health issue. “Obese people are at a

issues treated. Dr. Laird

that

only gained back approximately five to 10 per cent of the weight they lost. According to

is

pounds, divide by your height in inches squared and then multiply by 725. A healthy BMI is roughly

Many

showed

they

used to find your mass based on your height and weight. To figure out your BMI

your

surgeries.

that for 18 to

quickly. Results also

determined by your

calculate

shown

gery

calculation

you

weight-loss

24 months after you have the surmost patients lost weight

one of the

Body Mass Index (BMI), which a

the

Results have

approximately 33 per cent of is

deficiencies

However, there are some benefits to

citizens are considered obese.

Obesity

nutritional

these deficiencies.

Health

highest-ranking countries for obesity;

a

anemia, osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Vitamins and minerals did help

Organization shows that the number of obese people doubles every five

Almost

including;

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

third

The battle ol the bulge is on. The number of obese adults has risen 24 per cent since 1994,

is

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,

contact Kent

at

884-0530.


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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,

the

Anxiety

is

something

we

face on

a daily basis, but sometimes

it

can

be overpowering. According to WebMD.com, anxiety is the fight or flight response that enables us to react to the stressful situations in

our

there’s the next possible disaster.”

When

lives.

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-

anxiety

your body knows

is it.

taking a

toll,

You have

trou-

professional help,” said Ross.

To cope with

Ross.

“Ask

yourself:

to be done,” she says. things do you simply have to accept? That’s very important.”

what needs

“What

have a panic attack. The symptoms include a pounding heart and a

whelming, Ross said

feeling of lightheadedness. Anxiety may also feel

like

anxiety

anxiety

becomes so over-

You may also have way you breathe.

interferes

with

do

places and doing things you need

anxiety.”

helps you protect yourself,”

to do.

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

in learning

tone down response and to think, ‘How serious is the danger? How likely is the to

that

threat?”’ said Dr. Linda assistant

automatic

Andrews,

professor of psychiatry

and behavioral sciences

at

Baylor

In the case of such overwhelming anxiety, people can make bad deci-

to

change

the

it

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

sions.

over-

time for a

teach tend to hold their breath. We people a special diaphragmatic

breathing:

it

it’s

people get anxious, they

day-to-day activities it’s a sign you need help, said Ross. This can include keeping you from going

that

becomes

therapist, or perhaps medication.

“When

depression.

When

When

whelming

better.

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

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separate

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“It

of your time

low-

thighs.

Kowalyk

also

feel pretty.”

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

you knew

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

19,

cause even though they are said to problems Campbell said she wears the

rise jeans

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more

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that the doc-

women

three

the stomach look

tering.

with

the related the condition with is hard to wore they jeans of type

out of a hospital said wearing the

who runs

Timmins,

in

sitting

“slightly obese.”

Malvinder

Dr.

also linked to obe-

belts.

tor

doctor,

is

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tool of time and wearing tight

hazard.

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make

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crossed legs for extended periods

Canadian doctor, low-rise jeans could be a health

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to a

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all-or-nothing attitude. challenge: to loosen that

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but a doctor in

Timmins says the fashion may be a

is

are bad,

feel a legitimate reason to

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“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.

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At that point, they may have a more serious anxiety problem and need

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Clinic offers prescription for health By Bv VALENTINA RAPOPORT RAPnpnoT

well

With more then 2,000 patients, the Kitchener Downtown Community Health Clinic has proven to be a great success in the

clinic

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

that

“We

We

community.

are different

from

other services because those who work here are not fee-for-service

employees,” he

said.

Having worked at the clinic for seven months now. Gross said the clinic

those

primarily set up to help

is

who

district.

live

It is

the

downtown

available to homeless

new Canadians, young

individuals,

parents,

in

and aboriginals

seniors,

from anywhere

1 ..

in

the region, as

may

not be able to offer,”

clinic

Place,

third, to the ever-

depressing waiting room, a row of against a wall 'in

or Ste

hen

in

Located

59 Frederick St., the among 56 other clinics in the province that provide free at

and

services to those without a health plan or health card. “It’s a very busy place and it’s

is

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.

growing

in

spurts,”

said

Gross,

adding that the waiting list for the clinic is now slowly being cleared. V

ing

We

deal

with

complex medical

more

our patients

clinic also helps deal with

up the emergency

tables lined

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

'

ir

He placed his glasses on his nose, reviewed my chart and began his

it.

Just as

I

a magazine,

,

,

,

.

Cabral Opinion

with

diagnosis, but needed

in trouble.

He

more

verifi-

ordered four blood it

tests

shouldn’t be

too long and, like the nurse before

gown

hospital-issued

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

me

ask

to

questions and scribble furiously, on

what took

I

assume was my vitals, hooked

my

monitor, told

me

She began the same way the other

woman

had, but with a sense of

determination.

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

last thing

I

ever saw.

nowhere,

of

the

And

then, out

blood

lady

appeared. I knew this was not going to be good. I’m absolutely petrified of

needles.

Those

She

projectiles have

me up

to a

by

would

labeled

curtain.

chart.

the doctor

sent

equipped

different sized needles, vials of blood, rubber bands and a look of authority. I was

and an X-ray, said

that

The blood lady had

too long.

in a lab technician, fully

questions he appeared to have a preliminary

cation.

woman began

me

ber,

pointy, fluid-filled

been cursed upon I can remem-

for as long as

and the experience has never

She angrily

tion.

told

me

my veins, and I most innocent voice

to stop

collapsing

replied,

in the

I

could

my

fault

muster,

with,

not

“it’s

you’re having difficulty with your job, but since you are I'd like some-

one

else, please.”

Within seconds

she angrily ran through the curtain and got the doctor.

He

me to relax and draw the required blood, as I squirmed, dug my nails into the sheets and closed my eyesmiled, told

proceeded

to

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

“Someone

pink curtain

kept

I

my

name.

was escorted

going

to

be

six hours.

my home The

what was

into

for the next

tiny space

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

my

ears ringing.

Finally the pink curtain

and

in

came

the doctor.

moved

The mid-

dle-aged brownish-grey haired man smiled and instantly put me at ease.

a vein, despite tions.

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— SPOKE, February

News

2003

3,

Fred Penner log was custom

R y HALLEY McPOLIN

.

s

pation on Jan. 23, as the Sanctuary students filled wall-to-wall with on-campus the from children and

and

Whistles “We cheers, followed by cries of want Fred!” preceded the arrival of one of Canada’s most popular famI

think this

is

coolest things I’ve done

year,

how said Andruszkiewicz, adding than more see to was touched he students in their 20s getting so arrival.

I

remember all this from when I was young and here I am, 26 years old, singing along

... it’s

sound and rhythm and putting

was bom.

have value.”

Penner proceeded to sing a number of interactive songs including This Old Man, A House is a House,

ficial as

the children in the front

Penner approached sync with the original opening from his series Fred Penner’s

strumming

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

initial

break

“but

this to you,”

Word

.

Liam

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

When

round

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

When the

row began

Penner joked,

Bird wasn’t a real bird."

fan too.

The audience responded with exaggerated moans of grief. The next question was regarding

“We even went

live last year,” she

to see

him

shouted over the

crowd.

“The ages

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

much

curiosity

to the show,” said

view

in

come

order to reach his final destination on the series. After explaining the

the

after

too,

Penner in an interperformance.

the

adults will

some who grew up with

show and now have children of

says his songs aren’t as supersome may think; they each

He

hold a certain value with a messongs sage. He used one of the first an as Collection, he performed. last line declares,

example. The

(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

A

is

House.

to maintain that

is fun, this is really

connection. This

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

kids. “I

had worked

at

centres with behavproblems, physically and mentally challenged kids and my sister had Down’s syndrome, so with all those factors, music was

a

number of

ioral

just a logical part of

In

the

latter

who

I

was.”

of the

part

‘70s

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

make

their first recording.

The Cat Came Back, in 1979. After that, Penner met fellow entertainer,

who introduced Penner to the Canadian audience nationally, and

Raffi,

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

When

asked

what

the

most

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

from

again,

since 1979.”

So when

the

little

turned around and came into my arms - that’s a perfect moment I could never have planned. Plus girl

this

Over

Perhaps Penner’s last message performing the fanbefore favourite The Cat Came Back, says enough:

“One hundred

in

account.

What

difference life

of a child.”

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the collection that

show you means the most

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When

er with his on-screen counterpart

the audience.

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

Place,

to a

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

500

excited over Penner’s

show

- 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

comfortable

the .

The Sandwich Song and Baby Beluga, which was written by fel-

ily entertainers.

“I swear,

feel

the idea of taking the

antici-

centre.

fit

relate to,

entertainer Fred Penner.

daycare

to

most by himself. He realized that — and people need such a place - so almost all children have one

came

The room was abuzz with

made

from

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

and

sit

“awwww”

the collective his

all

could

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

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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

saint

day of love

pare for the traditional

come.

question

at

all

It

very romantic, doesn’t

to

his feast

sounds

valentines, heart-shaped chocolates

it?

hand seems

simply a matter of retraining your brain to think differently about

me

that,

like

any to

Christmas, Valentine’s Day has become yet another excuse to spend money on others in order to

Our

“money

materialism

seem

-

the repercussions of that

man

in

your

forgetting

life

is

become

society has

so preoc-

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

looking contrived.

during that romantic candlelit din-

altogether can be severe.

It is

often

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

“eau”

why

ner, but

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,

that

you

at

cook din-

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start.

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

ladies

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general

in

Day

Valentine’s

love”?

would

“be mine.”

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

can’t buy

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that declare

and candies

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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

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of heart-shaped choco-

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— SPOKE, February

Feature

2003

3,

new

Truscott awaiting By JULIANNA KERR

A

few weeks ago,

I

didn’t

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.

A

You Are Dead: Steven Long Ride Into History

Until

Truscott’s

The

tion. still

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

has

grown

shortly after

was handed down, he did spend young life

it

the next 10 years of his

behind bars.

He

remains, legally speaking, a convicted rapist and murderer.

After reading

came

Sher’s

book,

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

to

profile of awareness dramatically since

tell

key while they await the

results of

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

I

am

14-year-old boy very nearly

He was

it

is

two options

are refer-

Ontario Court of Appeal or the Supreme Court of

up

are interested

on

to date

to clarify the

four possible results of the judicial review.

The would

first

option

is

new

trial.

get a

that Steven

He would

as

I

hope

made

right.

how can

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-

ordered.”

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

away

“Although our family has felt disappointment and frustration at times due to the long waiting peri-

“we remain very

optimistic and understand

in prison.

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

swiftly.

she writes,

it

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

od,

appears to have been,

it

this terrible injustice is

Canada.

trial

is

make

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

new

life

“This

Let’s

right.”

cent. final

writes.

wrong - very wrong.

a free par-

don. These are granted only if the court is satisfied Truscott is inno-

The

Marlene

derer,”

The second option

lived his

Marlene attempted

utterly con-

would call no Truscott would be

indicates

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

this

summer.

says. After the

hanged. He spent his youth locked away. Once released on parole, he

who

book.

And

yet

to prison.

those coming in from well wishers and supporters. She keeps those

wasn’t in Clinton on a hot June

read.

it

upon herself to help clear her husband’s name. She sends mass emails and personally answers

the judicial review.

I

there

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

lock and

men on the were too many wit-

murder Lynne Harper.

went

me

much under

his

And

And

the

The Truscotts couldn’t

Crown

Questioning

impossible for Steven Truscott to have had enough time

Support for Truscott’s cause has been growing ever since.

I

acquitted.

investigation.

ness accounts from local kids that

Truscott told his story on CBC’s The Fifth Estate a few year's ago.

much

evidence,

made

raise

Steven turned 58 on Jan. 18. “Nearly 75 per cent of his life has been spent as a convicted mur-

initial

jury.

Steven’s case.. Public

are pretty

commuted

to

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

Sher’s

was too rushed. The trial was too swift and too long with very brief breaks for what had to be an

wife

appear before the Supreme Court of Ontario in Goderich where he

book brings to so much information that had

light

results of that review are

Truscott’s

stantial evidence.

Although Truscott’s death sen-

vinced that Steven Truscott did not kill that girl.

pending.

sheds a great deal of light on a mysterious story fraught with missing information and circum-

tence was

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-

‘verdict’

wronged

we must

way that nothing make right.

in a

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

site

at

need

in

By BLAKE GALL found out the

When

a person

often takes a

truly in need,

is

community

details.

just the type of

it

guy

Ramsey was

that

would stop

a fight,” Pootz said.

effort to

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

ality.

Pi&nlon

the

at

University

“I

of

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

memories.

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.

has done.

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

he’s

raffled off,

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

parking

the

lot

and nearly

resulted in his death.

Three

Mississauga

men were

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

life

unit

support in the intensive

Hamilton Health Science Centre for one week before regaining consciousness on Jan. 7. “We were absolutely devastated,” said

at

Pam Hanlon, Ramsey’s moth-

er.

The family began raising funds to pay for the medical bills. Friends and family have given a lot

of support,”

Pam

added.

"Just

Pootz

keep

fighting

Fighting

is

exactly what

He

is

“His speech

at the

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

helping

at

Conestoga from 1998 to 2002 and played varsity hockey from 1998 to 2000. His presence

was

a

She remembers Ramsey

at the

memorable one.

school

when

it

marks but extraordinary

as

came when

an to

rected his mistakes.

it

came to ambition. “He never complained about work like some students do,” Symons added. “He was wonderful, a hard worker,

in three

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-

school.

average student

Reynor also had Ramsey

but a bit quiet,” said Deborah

Reynor, co-ordinator of advertising and public relations.

at

She laughed a bit when she thought about Ramsey’s unique hair. She called it “big and red” which always caught people’s eyes.

Mike Pootz,

who

23,

attended the

of Kitchener,

same program

as

Ramsey, found out about the incident from a mutual friend. “I

was

pretty disgusted

when

is

a

little

slow, but

walking

ing to

Ramsey

of her classes

Ramsey

currently undergo-

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

Ramsey,”

said.

I

come home

rips

me

apart.

Something like this really turns your life upside down,” Pam explained.

Ramsey was granted pass

to

return

a

weekend

Kitchener home and spend some time with his family on Jan. 31. to

his

His progress has been exceptional

considering the circumstances.

seems bers

fitting, as

him

as

It

everyone remem-

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.


Feature

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elements

Stratford native braves the By MARC HII LET

from the bathroom tap several

hunched over volumes

archives,

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

-

selves

exhilarating,

is

complex and,

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

dissertation

research.

His goal

obtain his

is to

PhD

in

Russian and Soviet history and, eventually, teach

it

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

this length

is

currently renting an apartprofessor.

sounds remarkably close to the discharge of assault weapons, he says. “Not exactly a glamorous

“My

Republic of Russia and visit the He cities of Syktyvkar and Vorkuta. of the hopes to interview survivors -

Currently,

apartment

u Ac however, he spends

Moscow

of his time in

in the

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

Com

fast.”

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-

He

etables.

“Russians are not big on the lowlow-salt diet,” he says. “Thus, of success incredible the

McDonalds

and native Muscovites

is

“It

because

it

requires

you

to

fill it

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it’s still

with her

Moscow.

not the

same

in person.

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.”

in

heated, but not

My

arrives

enough

seeing,

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.

Swingen

the

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

at

home

good in the

evenings is pretty lonely. His wife feels the same way. I miss “It feels pretty awful. just having

him around.

I’ve

had

things to a lot of paperwork and so much deal with. Things that are

when someone

is

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

me,

and

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

ing

friend

feel that I will never truly

is

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

make

living arrange-

able to

been ments

plans to spend about two in Syktyvkar, which is the capital of the Komi Republic, and

He

then head to Vorkuta. “Vorkuta, which is above the Artie Circle, is directly north of

he

“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

yet.

months

says.

Barenberg

in

not any greater risk.”

to bed these past few nights. Going for sevup wake often I but fine, is

the

safe

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

feels

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

“I

it

he

says

extremely careful while in foreign countries. “Moscow is a very safe place in

he plans to take her sightgo to the theatre and visit

museums.

Saturday, but

He

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.”

On

Alan Barenberg

“It

Europe in Practically everyone in

the heating has basically failed this winter and so people are

this country.”

apartment

and the

stores

as being

gy,

Thus, the incredible of

perspective,

in

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

two

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

success

it

IKEA

there are

“It’s

easier to handle

th

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“Just to put

the

he met on earlier travels. His apartment is also equipped

sertation.

in this country.”

trepidation, some After Barenberg tackled his ever-growsemiing pile of laundry with a automatic washing machine. both semi-automatic

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Along with a yearning for simple, automatic machinery, Barenberg also fondly remembers the warmth of his cosy Chicago apartment.

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.

level.

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in the past

of time.

more

also frightening.

He

Russian fairly ited Russia seven times few years, but never for

ment from a Harvard

ourselves. It

speaks and reads well and he has vis-

Barenberg

Barenberg does have

Luckily,

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.

as well.”

to,

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Muscle enhancers are not

everyone

for

By MICHEL LE TAYLOR Want

to

pump

Before you weights, you

it

one or two spoonfuls work so well, then how about three or

up?

start

lifting

may want

to

four.”

those

FDA

Although the has not evaluated the statement about creatine.

consider

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,

Any

people

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

According

to

Hugo Tremblay,

associate

for

a

Centre (GNC) in Fairview Park Mall, in order to have maximum results you must Nutrition

weight,

tation,”

but at the

supplemen-

same time

ommended

for

the

lete.”

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

five

more energy can be provided

to

the muscles.

Health Canada

said.

is

Creatine

naturally

is

General Nutrition Centre in Fairview Park Mall, holds a tub used as a muscle-enhancing supplement by athletes.

consumed

in

everyday food such as beef, tuna and pork. “Although creatine is a natural

component of food,

the

to super-

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

absorption.

“The

liquid

form

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

pow-

der.”

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)

i

amount of food required

If

first

Tremblay

creatine powder. Creatine

average ath-

now banned. “The com-

also states that any products containing Ephedra or ephedrine,

it

questioned the side effects of long term use. So, until more research can be done, “creatine is not rec-

is

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

any

ephedrine, an herbal substance used to enhance energy and lose

General

used as a guide for health fraud, stated, “There seems to be some

Tremblay,

to

product which has a dose of eight milligrams or more of Ephedra or

same substance.

According sales

product containing Ephedra

for

provide you with energy faster. Protein supplements help provide energy as well. “Protein

makes up your cle.

Tremblay

A

and mus-

teeth, hair

helps

It

build

tissue,”

said.

Whey

statement for

protein

supplements agrees. “A lack of procan lead to excessive protein breakdown and may obstruct your tein

athletic goals,”

According

stated.

it

Whey

a

to

Protein protein is “important for individuals who are Institute

Web

involved

in

site,

sports,

resistance training.”

muscle tissue by exercise.”

A

that is

exercise

It

or

helps repair

“broken down

when

person’s results,

creatine or protein, varies

taking

from one

person to the next. A statement for creatine products at GNC says “creatine may help

of

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,

it

consumer

the

tells

powder form of creatine and $60$90 for the liquid form.

that this

statement has not been evaluated

by

Unfortunately, not a lot of research has been done to deter-

Food

the

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

using

brief

With no long-term evaluated,

creatine

open

an

effects yet

important to keep

it is

mind

to

all

sides.

“(These) substances are very use-

when taking creatine.” He said some people tend to overdue it. “A of people say to themselves

relatively

regimes.”

must know what you are doing. “Because of water retention, some people who do not drink enough water will be dehydrated

lot

side effects of

creatine or protein.

ful,” Tremblay said. “However, you must pay attention to what your body is telling you.”

if

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.

Many works

of

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.

most

It s

hard

when

room’s

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

and

of the work by himself.” Glass Studio rests between

you

lot

Thom

the^various shops that

make up

the

the

the

like,

pieces

skills.

you’re

explains in the

fit

into this

charming marketplace.

The

studio also includes a workrSilOP where the glass creations are

bom.

A large furnace, necessary for

glass-blowing trades,

used to heat the glass into molten and was made entirely by Kepkiewicz.

Some

is

other essential ingredients

really

is

engaged

dance of glass blowing. what dancing

dominate the community of 1,400, allowing the glass studio to easily

"He

produce.

re thinking of

Mill Shed at 10 Front St. in St. Jacobs. Craft and antique stores

the

they

engrossed

all

in

If is

in dance,

movement of it,” Woods. “He really engages

physical

process of forming the glass.” Hailing from the glass program at

Sheridan College, Kepkiewicz creates

the pieces

that

also include

vases, candlesticks,

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

ability to

add a

little

is

some-

thing to each one through assorted designs inscribed using sandblasting techniques.

With which

act as a “protection to the

glass,"

Wood

resists,

is

stencil-like

able to

tools,

embed

pat-

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

I

just stick on,”

she says. “I

the

transparency of it (glass), that you can play with the

and

let

the imagery of one

layer play against the other.”

Wood,

Initially

a Sheridan

and

Georgian college alumni, sought to her artistic inhibitions

release

through

textile designs.

She admits,

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.

But

own endeavours. Armed with a dog

I

its

characteris-

don’t feel limited by

Wood

attempts to bribe her companion

tionately

its

rubs

how

explains

head

her

and

the business earned

name.

“We wanted

side.

So

because

I it’s

“It

we

was

for the

do, the

more

a thorn in our

suggested thorn glass sharp and pointy.”

Glass blowing involves

is

a

trade

that

the

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

because

it’s

minerals their clay

years

glass.

No more

than

1,000

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

name

a studio

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.

who combined

and sand while heating

potters

into biscuit,

Annie, a three-year-old dog, into lying down by her feet. She affec-

smaller work that

like

layers

Studios in Toronto, and it wasn’t long before they moved onto their

how

to

glass

blow

a very fluid medium,”

using glass.”

says

Both Wood and Kepkiewicz began their careers at Habourfront

Wood. The craft

dates

25,000 years,

to

back

nearly

Mesopotamian

cups of green tea. Wood continues to embellish on her life as an independent business owner. "Certainly there

come and go

as

is the freedom to you please. You are

completely

in control,” she says, not forgetting to include the short-

comings. “There

is

a

degree of

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

at

end

in sight,

comfortable

she

is

relaxed in the

atmosphere of her unconventional studio, knowing it will keep her family happy for years to come.


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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,

15 centimetres

an upside-down bucket, avoidcold air, and ng gusts of freezing

ice

ipcnding time with your son.

December, and runs

)n

Sounds

good way

like a

to

spend

spent

Cambridge’s Shade’s Mills Conservation Area on Jan. lajko chose

11

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,

shoe.”

cut

men used

the

miniature

of

the last

want to remember while working around the ice and drilling holes is wearing rubber boots - good winter boots with a rubber soul because

their

fishing

ice

trip

third

until

Scott Parkinson, 28, the area superintendent of Shade’s Mills, warns, “The biggest thing you_

Saturday.

For his

end

the

at

week of February.

i

workmates

is

usually

thick,

Saturday morning, doesn’t it? of Jajko, Richard For Cambridge, that s how he and his

wo

on the lake

for clothing, Parkinson rec-

As

coveralls,

ski

pants or snowmobile suits. Shade’s Mills has allowed

ice

winter

of

ommends wearing

fishing

because standard poles would keep the anglers two metres from the hole and would give them

poles

the

since

fishing

1999/2000.

power over reeling in the fish. The best bait to use to catch perch

less

crappy

and worms, small

is

jigs

order to catch pike using is

Ice fishing facts:

maggots, wax or worms, but in

fishing licence

Fishing

‘Tve never caught any big while ice fishing, but

more we

try the

I

have.”

vimi l/o people visit ot 125 Upwards of

McGARRY

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

a

Narvali,

)an

Citchener teen. The group of teens that call themMe6 is gaining in popularity selves

icross the

lave the site in

If

province^They currently

number

1

stunt-based

Web

Richard Jajko of Cambridge

mca Area

Jan. on w,, w«...

waits for fish to nibble while ice fishing at

Shade’s

....is

clip

parts.

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.

site,

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

not to

DVD

cameras

with the cash they received. Though they are constantly

compared

to

the

Jackass

MTV

has made pranksters that give famous, these teens do not credit to

them

for their start

and

for

and

5

children

is free.

Kitchener Record, has been inter-

viewed on BBC radio 1, Rogers cable and recently received $2,000 television

videos,

doing stunts

for

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

said Narvali.

At

for

interview

recent

a

McLeans magazine and

at

a live

performance for Rogers television, first-hand the teens got to hear

tainment,”

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

New

Brum,

Jeffrey

said

another concerned reader

wrote Nov.

have

who

16.

recent backlash from many all. doesn’t faze these teens at

The

their antics.

ideas.

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

body

shows

said Narvali. “We do stunts for fun,

one serious harm. Greg Patterson, sprayed Me6, of members 1 1 the of freezing

under

Conservation

artirles files, articles,

a equivalent to America’s “Extreme videos. funniest home

which

Although they don’t strive to be dangerous, there have been stunts to causing that have come close

gen,

Mills

11 ...

me. the jeep slipped, just missing

Canada.

Admission

(Photo by Jason Middleton)

Kitchener teens nabs the spotlight Ry SINEAD

Shade’s Mills costs $4 and $2.25 for children

ages 6-15.

fish

figure the

more luck we’ll

they want to fish

at

for adults

pike.

if

Ontario.

in

best.

Jajko hopes to catch perch and

must have a

18 to 65

Anyone

minnows

“People were yelling at me the saying that we are warping

“Any

Though they

“We have been

their

that

tinue to

disagree. In recent the editor in the

many

letters

to

good doing

year and a half and

simply antics are harmless and for fun,

is

for us,

said Narvali.

minds of children,” said Narvali. insist

publicity

do

this,

we

until

have fun anymore,” he

this for a

will con-

we

don’t

said.

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Entertainment

2003

Love, Sex and Seduction By

show heats up

winter days

ANDREA SMITH

“Learn to

With all this cold weather lately it was nice to warm up to some sexy lingerie,

spa services, travel oppor-

and more. you didn’t get a chance to attend you missed a great time at the Love, Sex and Seduction show tunities, sex toys

If

the

at

Centre

International

“The focus of

in

Temptations,

Sex and

human experiences and seduction - and how these three areas can come together

of improving their

“In designing the

more

which tional

The

is in

show we took

sensual

Web

a

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

sweat

a

chocolate

delights

(chocolate

shaped

breasts,

like

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,

into

clothing,

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

lives,”

site.

If you weren’t watching the entertainment you were browsing through leading manufacturers’

approach

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-

our

in

said

softer,

by Trina E. Read.

show people how to value of our most

love, sex

Denis Millen, show manager on their Web site, www.lovesexandseduction.com. lives,”

your partner”

important

with the

in their lives

ultimate goal

all

to

enhance the

help people

to

is

amount of romance

increase the

and passion

“We want

the Love,

Show

for

5,000 Years of Knowledge into your Bedroom, and Nubian

'Mississauga Jan. 17-19.

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shows with Mary Taylor, the High Energy New York Street Dancers and seminars such as the History of Sexuality, Your G-Spot: Finding it, Using it. Loving it, Toys Into Your Bedroom, The Kama Sutra: Bring

was hard not

to

it

break into a

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Autographs and pictures were available from Playboy’s January 2003 Playmate and New also

at the Love,

Sex and Seduction

York City’s bravest and sexiest fl

g hter sOther entertainment

fire-

included

Hypnotist entertains and helps people with their problems By REBECCA LEARN He's a comedy hypnotist

who

and work through their problems with the help of hypnosis. try

West said

has

that he

became

inter-

“a

lot

it,”

he said.

of people don’t understand

West

said he

was

him was when he told a man that he was craving some desserts, on a

episode

them,”

he

self-taught in

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.

there are

ested in helping people once he had

stage hypnosis, but then went on to

With

started doing hypnosis for enter-

take

tainment.

which

name

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.

Jeff We'st,

is also an hypnotherapist with a master’^ degree in hypnosis. is

accredited

West helps people with weight loss,

smoking,

past-life regression,

emotional issues, stress and people may have encoun-

,iyho think they

tered aliens.

He

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

sis

for about the past five years.

Although

his family supports

him.

courses

in

hypnotherapy,

the medical application, out of curiosity. He now performs at high schools, colleges and uniis

versities

and

at

In his stage

corporate functions.

comedy shows

there

are various suggestions

given to

which are people. “They might think

their shoes are talking to them,” said, adding,

he

“They even become

their favourite cartoon character or

something

like that.”

West said one of the most unexpected things that has happened to

man

Suddenly, the

started trying

to put other desserts in his

Then he took

off,

mouth.

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

women. Men

also develop both disorders, but in

Anorexia nervosa

is

much

smaller numbers.

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

body

size

issues such as cessation of menstruation, malnutrition

and lowered heart

rate occur.

Some

starve themselves to death.

Bulimia

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.

An

important

edge help

first

to herself

step in

and

overcoming Eating Disorders

to a professional that a

problem

is

exists.

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

A

message from Student Services (Room 2B02)

life

a secret.

clips

on his

YTV

the

and

Web site.

the craziness in his profession, the most fulfilling thing to all

him

is that he is doing something he wants to do. He also enjoys being hypnotized, and he gets it

done

He

“all the time.”

admits he

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

kitchen

West has been on

television, dis-

playing his talents on an episode of

some

Eating Disorders

some

playing on

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

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

He added

said.

is still

teens

in

and

hypnotized

takes while he

ideas and open to trust yourself. lot

of people

dofl’t trust

A

themselves

internally.”

West can be reached fwest@hypshow.com.

at

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you out of trouble.

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all

the next while keep

actions.

towards the end result of the prob-

your nose out of other people's Luckiest day: February

5.

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May

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life

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advice.

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if

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day: February

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separately.

Luckiest day: February

them.

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Toronto

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so

3.

5.

February 20

March 20

Whether

it is

If

start getting

month goes

Lloyd

that

much

to

letter

is this

the

game and

attention

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

is

to try build-

own cocaine empire, and

searching for the robbers his

who

stole

money.

As

Vercetti

is

cruising

around

searching for his next victim, play-

Pisces

A relationship may

a

in

So why

ers can hear

better as the

game

becoming successful

in a position

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Hamilton Spectator.

in the

Bret

Gemini

game has become one of sellers ever, moving

fastest

Robertson and Peter Mansbridge have been warning you about. said

business.

to feel better.

store policy.

“This

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

the possible reactions of your

like

sex with prostitutes.

Year for PlayStation 2.” said Rob of Electronics Boutique, who couldn't give his last name due to

5.

carefully consider

You must

man who

Italian

beat on innocent people and have

21

November 22 December 21

20

little

saves the princess, to playing the role of mobsters who deal cocaine,

-

Sagittarius

Expect a swift and dramatic

lem

taking

4.

Taurus

to enjoying Pac-

pleasure in playing video

effort.

Luckiest day: February

April 20

What happened

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

Keeping a

Luckiest day: February

By SINEAD McGARRY

to

watching your

you

are in a relationship,

things will get

on.

much

better.

Something romantic will be done to sweep you off your feet.

a close friend or

partner, the friendship will

tions,

tion

1 1

different radio sta-

ranging from a classical that

Pavarotti,

features

sta-

Luciano

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

Then

definitely there,

is

game away

“My mom from my brother because you see a man giving a woman money for sex, and then he

rating

sexual content.

said Rob.

took the

an “M" for with several descriptions including violence and

“Mature”

shaking 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.

banned

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

Classification),

said

Allen

spokesperson

for

fuzzy,”

Entertainment in an

Lewis,

a

Acclaim article

in

the

the

“RC”

Luckiest day: February

5.

You

will

have to make a deci-

thing frivolous until

who has

student

sion regarding your finances. Don't spend your money on any-

“Most of

my

years.

your finances

M-u

are in order.

Luckiest day: February 8.

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new

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the market.

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label

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recommended.

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Page 18

A Guy

3,

Entertainment

2003

Thing predictable, unrealistic

ANDREA SMITH

By

who

suspect,

they just happen to

find.

Clumsy, beautiful strippers can’t

To make matters worse,

be a good addition to your already uncomfortable bachelor party.

Then you

get drunk and

who

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

A

movie

the

front of the priest’s son once

in

the plot does not get

than

a priest,

apartment next to

Paul, finds the revealing pictures of

wake up

next to one of them in your bed.

Guy Thing, much better

lives in the

more.

this.

In the

end the poor

knows everything pened

priest,

that

who

has hap-

ends up being the

to Paul,

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),

is in

love with

her.

Lee (Paul), Julia

Jason

It is only a matter of time when your predictions are proven true and Paul realizes Becky is the one

Stiles

(Becky) and Selma Blair (Karen) star in one of the most predictable,

comedies

unrealistic

for

have ever

I

horrible

This supposed

which leads a

His fiancee, Karen, over and

little

strange girl

He

is

is

is

(Internet photo)

in

Becky out of

time but the very

convinces Becky that

good idea to seems well and

a

next

in this

does he know the

next day he runs into her working at a tollbooth.

The

comedy has only

couple of laughs and small Stiles

on her way

her cousin.

able to rush

apartment

He

and

this story

jokes.

ment.

his

make

boring and long.

and embarrass-

lies

realize

coincidences

pointless mishaps

Paul wakes up in the morning and finds Becky, a complete to

many

Too

seen.

"stranger, in his bed,

him and Peter and Karen

they are right for each other.

tell

it is

Karen and

not all

Thing.

Jason Lee,

is

a two-timing fiance

Paul’s lies are unable to cover up his dirty

out about his boyfriend,

Becky’s

ex-

who

sleeps with his future wife’s cousin

deed and

his fiancee,

played by Selma

in

A Guy

Blair,

finds

infidelities.

who happens

to

be a

cop, shows up in front of Paul’s apartment and beats the crap out of

him.

safe.

day,

Paul, played by

The ex-boyfriend, Ray (Lochlyn

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Munro)

just

happened

to

have had

a private investigator follow

Becky

the night of the party and he has revealing pictures of the two of them together.

den

does not have

movie

in the

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.

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CSI Events for February 2003

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February 4

February 5

February 6

February 7

David Acer Comedy the Sanctuary

CBSA Valentine’s

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12:30)

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February 10

February

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Healthy Lifestyles Dating

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Valentine’s

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Sealed With Alumni Kisses

Women” Twisted Tuesday

February 17

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February 26

February 27

February 28

Mo Comedy

the Sanctuary

(11:30

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12:30)

Twisted Tuesday

February 24

Reading

Week

February 25

Week

Daytona Beach with Breakaway

Daytona Beach with Breakaway

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Digital Edition - February 03, 2003