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Conestoga College, Kitchener

34th Year

_

Students plunge for a good cause By DENIS LANGLOIS

Alter

Conestoga College students once again showed they are

full

and

year’s polar

of guts

full

at this

A

turn,

jump

again.

of heart

plunge.

-15

C wind

and knee-

deep snow didn’t stop 30 participants from jumping into a hole in the pond on Jan. 30 to raise money for the Canadian Heart and Stroke

who

Black,

participants

took

were invited

they

accepted the

to

offer,

would do it all again tomorhe had the chance.

said he

row

lrigid

the

all

their

if

Jay Jeong, a 3 -year-old advertising student, said he participated in the plunge because he wanted to 1

help others and have a fun time. “It

good,

felt

it

wasn’t

too

Foundation.

freezing,” he said.

The participants took turns racing towards the pond from the main cafeteria before plunging into the

By participating in the 23rd annual polar plunge, students helped to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of

cold, murky water. Most of the jumpers sported a unique and interesting uniform while making

way

their

to the hole.

Jessika

Kunkle, dressed as a dominatrix, led two collar-clad

men

into the water as the

mass of

spectators

hollered and cheered. Recreation and leisure studies students ran to the pond wearing shirts

with the slogan “reckies painted across the front.

rule”

Kitchener- Waterloo. The jumpers to surpass this year’s goal of $1,500.

managed

Kathy Gauci, area co-ordinator of the

foundation, said she was impressed with the event and proud of the participants. “I think it’s awesome to see so many young people involved,” she

said.

“It

(heart

and

conditions

a 34-year-old leisure studies

stroke) affects people of all ages and if a person is not personally affected, chances are they know

student, took the plunge for her daughter, Victoria.

someone who is.” She said the money from the

mem-

event remains in the region and will help fund heart research.

Therese

Kerr,

and

recreation

“It

was dedicated

to her in

ory of her dad

who

complications

at 39,”

On

died from heart

she said.

back of Kerr’s

the

the words,

‘This

shirt

were

you

Vic,’

for

is

referring to her husband. Kerr bolt-

ed towards the pond and, without planted both feet into

hesitation,

She said it was an experience she will always remember. “It was the most exhilarating thing I have ever done,” she said. the bone-chilling water.

Steve

Black,

management

20-year-old

a

studies student and one

of the collar-clad men, said the water

was not

as cold as he expected.

“Actually,

warm

the

thought

I

first

said. “I got a

time

I

“We are fortunate enough to have two universities in the area that conduct research,” she said. The plunge was the foundation’s official kickoff to heart month, a campaign

fundraising

tor

of the polar plunge, said

a special person to

head rush the second

time, though.”

jump

takes

it

into the

water for charity.

awesome

people,

they are absolutely amazing people,”

he

said. “It’s cold, that

really cold

is really,

dirty,

and

it’s

water really

who

so for the people

are

(left)

willing to jump in for charity,

my

take

I

hat off to them.”

He

Jody Andruszkiewicz, events programmer for Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) and co-ordina-

and Catalina Franco jump

Conestoga’s murky pond the Canadian Heart and Stroke Foundation during the 23rd annual polar plunge.

related diseases and conditions.

“I think they’re

was pretty went in,” he

it

for

education and research into heart-

(Photo by Denis Langiois)

Michelle Bookjans

said

he

is

thankful for the

amount of support towards

this

the college gave

For

plunge.

year's

example, the Alumni Association donated $200 to the event, 37 law and security and five paramedic students volunteered to watch over the plunge and the school

by

stood

in

nurse

event

the

an

of

emergency. After the plunge, the participants

hopped

into a

van and drove to the

Faking a pass for parking By JASON MIDDLETON

distinguish the fake ones. Part of the reason so

Forty

people were caught

semester parking

in

lots

Conestoga College

because of the bylaw enforcement officer. Amy Lewis drives around the

with

fake

The head of security this

trend

parking

services said

continues,

criminal

A1 Hunter said that more cases of fake parking passes are being dis-

covered during

this

school

year

than in previous years.

Holding three of the confiscated he said, “They’re fairly

passes,

good, but not good enough." ic

are

He

and then are laminated.

says that from a distance they

look good, but

when you have

someone who’s looking sands of passes a day

it’s

is

parking

lots ticketing cars

parked

where they are not supposed ed

this

semester

to be.

confiscat-

may match

last

semester.

When

found with a fake pass it is given a City of Kitchener parking ticket, which is a fine of a car

is

$15, and a notice

is

placed on the

car telling the person to report to

made with photograph-

paper on a normal computer

printer

ered

The number of passes

charges could be pressed.

Most

the

fraudulent passes are being discov-

passes in their vehicles.

if

many of

last

the security office.

ple

do show up

Almost

at security,

general occurrence report

“We

all

peo-

where a is

done.

interview the people involved

thou-

and when they are found to be at fault, we do a student tracking

easy to

administrative form, and that form

at

and a synopsis of the report go to the dean or chair of the program

into

warm shower and relaxing sit in the sauna. Andruszkiewicz said the plunge

recreation centre for a

shows the community that. Conestoga students, faculty and staff care.

a win-win for the college

“It’s

and the students. It’s a really positive thing. It’s something we are really happy to be involved with,” he said. “My heartfelt appreciation goes out to all those who helped.” The CSI planned a winter carnival around this year’s polar plunge. -

A

to raise

money

for

was created and hot was served, but

skating rink

chocolate

Andruszkiewicz said the students went back inside when the plunge ended.

“Not one person stepped onto the “and

ice with their skates,” he said, that breaks

my

heart.”

During the summer, he said the CSI will work on how to attract

more people

to the carnival.

at what we did right and what we did wrong and go from there." he said.

“We’ll look

Accounting teacher banned By MARY SIMMONS

cover $20,000

An

in

investigation

costs.

accounting

teacher

at

The

Investment

Dealers

Conestoga College has been removed from the classroom after being banned for life from

Association of Canada reported

punishment.

the securities industry.

the decision to bar

one case a student was fined to do 75 hours of community service within the

William Armstrong has been accused of rogue trading which

industry.

resulted in a middle-aged couple

1999 and October 2001 for simi-

college.

losing 60 per cent of their

Hunter said that if this activity continues everyone could suffer. “Their conduct is going to be

investment.

According to an article in The Record on Jan. 25, Armstrong

accounting part-time

reflected in parking rates for every

was

student.

$50,000 for

Following the allegations, Armstrong was removed from

that the student is attending.”

The dean or program

down

hands

ly

chair usual-

severe

a

In

$182 and had

“I

pay the same parking

rate

and

so do the faculty.”

Criminal future

charges

offenders

and

hamper chances of

could that

face

could

getting a job in

a chosen field following college.

Continued on Page 2

RRSP

it

took his past record of misconduct into account

He was

when making him from the

disciplined

in

April

lar violations.

Armstrong had been teaching

also fined $80,000. including failing to co-operate

with the investigation.

At the time of the alleged misconduct. Armstrong was a representative in Waterloo for C.M. Oliver, now Canaccord Capital. He must also repay $5,200 in profits and commissions and

at the col-

lege for the past three years.

the classroom.

Addressing the subject in an The Record on Jan. 30.

article in

college

president John Tibbits

said the college the issue

advice.

is

investigating

and has sought

legal


Page 2

— SPOKE, February

10,

News

2003

CSI president, students say

honour By TORI SUTTON of the college community have raised concerns Conestoga College’s academic recognition system is not making

Some members

the grade.

At a Jan. 13 college council meeting, suggestion of an honour

made

was revision Conestoga Students

Inc.

President Jon Olinski.

He

roll

honour changed

to

by

(CSI)

said the

system should be

roll

make

it

fair to

more

students at the college. Currently, a student must earn their 80 per cent or higher in all courses during the final year of honours. their program to receive

All continuing education, fullare time and part-time students

had a student come to me at 80s the end of last year that had all and 90s,” said Olinski. “But she had one high 70 and that was keeping her off the honour roll. She had worked very hard and “I

upset.”

Olinski had contacted college administration regarding the issue it up last year, but decided to bring

again because of the importance of honour roll to students and fac-

“This uating

“And

very important to gradsaid Olinski. students, teachers to important

is

because they want to see their

stu-

dents succeed.”

An honour

roll that

recognizes

the top two per cent of each program may be more appropriate,

said

said.

co-ordinator of the accounting program, said some of honours his students who deserve

issue.

Bob Evans,

off of the

"A

honour

off the

Evans,

at the Jan. 13

roll,"

than

many

noting some

an honour roll revision may cause upset to those students working hard to achieve high marks.

difficult

“The guidelines have been

place

age to achieve an 80 doesn’t mean we should change it.” Students who have 80s in most classes but still have some lower

to

marks should not be honoured,

not going to happen before the end of this school is

Will Kelly, a second year broad-

said

casting student, said the honour

should be changed. us “It definitely makes sense for

council meeting. “If we have to change the rules, we really should have told the students before third

roll

Olinski,

grams make

it

difficult to receive

change the honour roll if most have lower stan“Right now I Kelly. said dards,” think I should have honours and I

to

universities

year.”

too

well,

many

students

were receiving honours in the college’s old and more relaxed system, making the award lose

The current honour

you have

in

roll specifi-

“Whatever system place, you can be

off.”

would take

revise

the

a long time to

current

my

system,

he

Residence Students

is

established to

review the issue, it is unlikely any changes will be made. However, even a group of

next fall. planning on becoming smoke-free smoke. to building have to go outside the

is

will

Conestoga residence going smoke-free in September Ry KATE

D.

ing the

one of the last residences of the Campus Fiving centres, which

enforce

decision.

isn’t working.’

location

the

Focusing on a healthy environsmoke-free is one reason the decision was made. Favigne said the

is

going, and that

dence wants to go

way

society

where

is

Along with top management, the decision to become a smoke-free residence was made in conjunction with the college and its new smok-

WORK

new

rule.

and freedoms, but smoking everyone who is around it, can have their own everyone so not

rights

affects

freedom.

Contrary

ing rules.

FOR THE REST

stu-

dents are not happy with the decision and have said they would not move back, staff feel the benefits of a no-smoking policy will outweigh some people’s displeasure.

Resident adviser Jason Arnold

Kowalyk

to

feels

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Metcalfe,

pay to live there, students should have the right to smoke in resi-

Fake passes net a

it

Metcalfe, 20, who is a smoker, said people argue for their personal

resi-

also.

Favigne said although some

said they floor, so

Matt Metcalfe, who has lived in residence for two years and is planning on returning next year, said he can understand the change over because smoking is a health issue.

floor suites.

is

He

Students have a mixed reaction to

allowed in the fourth

is

policy.

on every other

fourth floor.

province, to switch over. Currently

smoking

new it

shouldn’t be any different on the

the

across

residences

healthier living

one

dence will have a hard time enforc-

is

agreement on the tough

rent

get into the residence. He also doesn’t think the resi-

Cynthia Favigne, manager of the residence, said the decision to go smoke-free was a company-wide

The Kitchener

mostly because of the

in,

double cohort. Arnold said they already have an overflow of students who want to

free.

ment

“I honestly don’t know what the best system is for Conestoga, cursaid Olinski. “But I know the

moving

in

informed college officials may have a hard time coming to an issue.

said he doesn’t think the policy will effect the number of students

VANDEVEN

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classes.”

Until a panel

cations have been in effect for more than six years. “I’ve seen almost whole classes receive honours at graduation, said Tibbits.

don’t have 80 per cent or higher in all

(Photo by Kate VandeVen)

Starting

said Fusek.

Conestoga College President John Tibbits, at the

It

set,”

it said Fusek, 20. “Just because may be hard for some students who are used to being above aver-

ments, usually requiring students maintain an 80 per cent aver-

pro-

He

agrees

said

Most universities have a system based on each semester’s achieve-

As

said Tibbits.

Second-year electronics engistudent Rusty Fusek

institutions.

year,”

not going to hap-

neering

other post-secondary

“A change

is

year,”

be the

warned that some students would not like that more students qualify for the honour roll.

ing. in

this

a panel

look into

also

council meet-

Conestoga has more honour roll restrictions

was suggested

revision

pen

roll

have been kept because of the standards. “Eve had students come to me and ask me to bump up a mark a few .per cent because-it’s keeping

them

It

put together to

prestige, said Tibbits.

ulty.

unfair

above 80 per cent in all courses because of the subject matter.

age.

eligible for the accolade.

was very

system

roll

The to

student

is

no longer

park a vehicle on college

property. fake “I’ve seen students reproduce lot daily passes, but you’re putting a at risk for $3.25,”

Hunter

said.

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SPOKE, February

College has lowest loan default rate

assistance fund helps students

By CARRIE HOTO

the

is

personal

assistance

this

think

office offers.

By CARRIE HOTO What student money? More than

Student

handed out the January the

in

Fund which was

last

who

Students

week of

didn’t receive the

bursary but think they need

it

go

to the financial aid office

student client

sit

down

services

to

go over

can

and

their budget.

“You could score high on points and not show a need,”

The

through the office,” said Matresky, financial aid

CCSAF

the said

bursary

separate

is

is

reduction, not really for financial need.” The bursary is in place to help with debt and other

semester so they

debts.

first

week of

saries.

According

to

Web

site

rate for

per cent.

working

application asks a series of

“When we

score

end. there

at the

is

own

which determines how much they need. “It’s the simple

formula: resources minus

if

and (figure) out the situation. Other schools will just mail out

According from public

send a

It

is

letter.

know what

very impersonal to It

is

is

a lot easier to

going on and a

more personal when you can to them.”

Matresky added the KitchenerWaterloo area is the “golden triangle” for

its job market that “golden hot” right now.

by about 3 1/2 per cent. Students over the age of 25 generdefault almost four per cent more than students under the age of ally

25. Students

who

withdraw, tend to

default almost three times

more than

who graduate. “When students apply

for their

students

loan they can go on the

Web

OSAP

and look at the robotics program and see the graduation rate and the default rate. You see site

the graduation rate

is

The

default rate

cent, in

the past

1998 was

in

2001 it was .2 per cent 2002 it is 10.4 per cent. Matresky said another factor

and

1

1

in

the

default rate is going because the criteria to receive OSAP has tightened up. “It makes sense for the default

down

rate to

is

go down.

students

to

get

It

a

is

harder for

loan

and the

amount of students applying

OSAP

lots (bursaries)

Matresky,

to a

number of impor-

tant processes.”

“We strive to ensure that those admitted to the college are well

100 per cent

suited

to

their

academic pro-

grams,” she added.

Conestoga College based on the that students got jobs and were able to meet their obliga-

“The

target for 2004-2005 is 10 cent or less overall,” said Matresky, adding, “It would be

fact

.per

my hope

Matresky, adding, “I

Eat right

out

adding,

to

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in

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costs equals need,” he said.

However,

bursary

Matresky said you can look information on bursaries outside the Student Services office on the second floor or in the Sanctuary at Conestoga

Students must complete a budg-

money

begins with the administration, our high quality,” said Matresky, adding, “The second factor is the

“But, students need to do their

a dollar

OSAP

said

there,”

equivalent.”

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16

it

to

“There are

up the

tally

another

is

why is Conestoga number 1? "My own personal belief is that

is

want the contact with the we can talk to them

it

would have

back.

each answer,” said Matresky,

adding,

on

aid

community colleges

So,

students who are completing the January and August terms. The best thing about receiving a bursary is that students don't have to pay it available

questions and points are awarded to

Conestoga College’s public affairs the average default

co-op program and on a work term right now you can’t get it,” financial

sits

a default rate of 10.4 per cent. According to a news release from

department,

said Matresky.

the bursary must be applied for and is based on the student’s need. "There's a scoring system in place that we review each year.

The

Conestoga College currently at

Currently,

who have

a loan.”

secutive terms. “If you are in a

www.conestogac.on.ca/jsp/fmancialassist/bursary Awards.jsp,

aid administrator. “It specifi-

missed three or more payments on

Anyone can apply for this bursary as long as they are completing a program for two con-

February, the financial aid office will mail out the remaining bur-

based on the

cally looks at students

OSAP

It’s not a matter of too bad; we’ll mail them out to you.”

After about the

cial

debt

administrator, adding, “Students are very busy with the new gotten.

is

2000,” said Paul Matresky, finan-

from OSAP. “The system

for-

default rate

repayment of student loans. "The latest one (report) published is based on loans issued in 1999-

Matresky.

perse 50 to 60 per cent of the bur-

may have

The

We

(having the best default to be a factor for being number 1 overall (in

rate)

students so

letters.

According to a report by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Conestoga has the best default rate of any community college in Canada.

was between

at the financial aid office

Don’t worry if you didn’t pick up your bursary. “We hope to dis-

Paul

loan default rale.

$600 and $800.

building.

saries

Conestoga has the lowest student

Matresky said the average amount a student received

Assistance bursary,

1

amount given is $1,200 and the minimum amount given is $100.

620 students received the Conestoga College

(CCSAF)

Conestoga College has succeeded once again at being number For the third straight year

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funneled into education, social Canada in both the event of a These elements will ensure a strong

On

war or the absence of one. strengthening the military. Millions of dollars could be spent on by diplomatic means tomorsolved be might crisis But the overseas with a well-armed, wellrow or next week. This would leave Canada and medical systems. funded military, but underfunded school And it’s debatable if itself. Granted, the military is underfunded to a war at this time, significant Canada could contribute anything

Saturday, Feb.

struck, not just

underfunded items, than health care, urban But if we’re looking programs and poor families transportation, child care, aboriginal pie too. budget the of piece should all be getting a announced that health-care fundFortunately, Chretien has already February budget. However, a squabble ing will be a priority in the at

were

lost to

children, parents

world of

NASA,

because Chretien

care, but only if he

not gladly accept the federal money, but

if

there are strings

attached.

on this issue. 1 he impossible to fathom the premiers’ thinking could help which funds federal government is finally volunteering are premiers the But shortage. health-care

but to the

the countrywide

thumbing where

it

Would

their

at the

they must account for

money because

goes and answer to the federal government. towards new helirather those millions of dollars go they

copters or It’s

noses

M-16s

instead?

Which

priority is

more important

essential the February budget be responsible

them?

to

and generous

to

med-

a U.S. citizen, but

seen as a hero in her homeland of India. Israel mourns the loss of

into space.

its first

We

citizen to

go

lost the spirits of

Michael Anderson, David Brown, Laurel Clark, Rick Husband and William

time,

NASA

officially declared the

had not

reason space

shuttle Columbia broke into pieces as it entered the Earth’s atmosphere,

only minutes before landing. There are many theories. The most prominent one

is

a concern over a piece

of insulating foam which

Canada strong in these elements would be able withstand both a war and its aftermath.

happened, but concerns over the future of space travel are promi-

to

A

left

wing just

We may

struck the

after liftoff.

never

I

conducted the day after the tragedy, showed 82 per cent of

know what

really

Space fact that

But, should

Don’t get

me

I

am

fasci-

always been

my

and

I

I

have

interested in astrono-

would love is life

know

to

beyond

for

is

An

Edition report in 1999

Inside that

into space is

others,

I

was, along with

reminded of the

tragedy of the Challenger space shuttle in 1986, where seven astronauts were lost during

liftoff.

Just like after Challenger, space

go on. The seven astroColumbia will be remem-

travel will

bered and honoured as new missions begin.

an overhaul of space shuttle

Columbia

morning

nauts of

showed

it

what sparks human interest. As I watched events unfold live

many

this

planet, but space exploration costs billions of dollars.

The

a piece of

and return safely so many times

that

wrong.

we can send

remarkable. Unfortunately, tragedy

it?

nated by the “great beyond.’’

travel is a miracle.

metal with people in

shuttle flights should continue.

sure that there

McCook

As of press

have no doubts manned missions into space will continue. A CNN, USA Today, Gallup poll

nent.

could be used to feed and

shelter the estimated three-million homeless people in America alone.

Americans believe manned space-

was

in mind that a safe, education and health care. Chretien must keep warships and armed by protected one necessarily isn’t secure Canada employed, intelligent and healthy soldiers. It can also be made up of

individuals.

that

Opinion

mourning. Kalpana Chawla had

It’s

mend

Taylor

and spouses.

ical-research world and to everyday citizens as well. Israel and India are also in

Han Ramon,

is

new shuttles and upgrade NASA’s fleet. Millions of dollars

build

Michelle

are heroes not just to the

will take millions of dollars to

It

By now, most of us know them We know about their

spent on. can control what the money will be say they’ll Klein, Ralph vocal Alberta’s And, the premiers, led by

This

Americans, but peo-

by name.

become

already

years old) the space program was working on what little they had.

a tragedy

space exploration.

care accountability with provincial premiers over health casting the funding in doubt. health will allocate money to provincial is

1,

ple around the world. Seven lives

They

except peacekeeping efforts.

the end of space travel?

Is this

Hopefully, the American govern-

to inspect every tiny wire

safety concerns because of budget

someday get its priorities straight. With an uncertain economic future and war imminent, there may be no money left

cutbacks and a growing

for the

cost approximately

A

$70

million.

Feb. 2, Canadian Press

story reported

NASA

news

did have

deficit.

(some

shuttles

With an aging fleet like Columbia are more than 20

ment

will

homeless or space exploby then it will be too

ration, but late.

All will have been

lost.

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News Alumni services moves downstairs By CARRIE HOTO

Their other office was close

Tim Hortons and The alumni services office has moved downstairs. They are now located on the first

floor,

IB04.

in

Himmelman, alumni

a steady flow of students.

Alumni services moved on Jan. 30 because co-op was expanding.

Monica

services offi-

cer, said this is aji

improved loca“For sure it’s better for the students; we’re close to the cafe-

here and once

will

in

services office it;

Himmelman

and Margie Williams, alumni assisTheir previous office had four people in it; two alumni staff and two co-op staff. tant.

We

have to go out and

“We

get them.”

have twice the space here.

•When

Shockwave.com

working upstairs with all the peoand she misses her window. Overall,

like

I

it

we

down

just fine

get

all

settled

it

will be great.”

has two people

the thick of things upstairs. had a natural flow of students.

on one

said, adding,

“If we have an executive meeting we can meet in here.” Himmelman said she misses

she said, adding, “They needed our space so they could stay togeth-

The new alumni

However, she said alumni services will have to be a little more proactive now. “We were right in

Himmelman

ple,

er up there.”

teria.”

office) we’re not standing

another,”

“We (alumni services) are part of co-op education and career services,

tion.

Now we

to

was always

there

someone comes

in

(the

Alumni services’ phones weren’t moved until Feb. 5 and they have yet

to

get

a

printer.

Himmelman been a settle

little

down

phones put

said

All

the

in

all,

move

has

hectic, but things will

after in

they

get

their

and once they add

their personal touches.

offers free entertainment

you are suffering from comboredom, then visit the Web site www.shockwave.com. Whether you are at home, work If

Groove Blender 2, found in the music section, can also be amusing. You can blend beats and instruments together to make your own

plete

or

Andrea

school waiting for class to start, the Web site contains plenty of entertainment. at

Smith

like

Bug

Juice,

Opinion

best part of the

only requirement the

have to collect the ingredients of a burrito

(cheese,

peppers,

bles, etc.) for points

and

vegetakill

the

bad guys.

Web

site is

site also

like Hit the

has

3D games

Pros 2002, a baseball

game, Gutterball 3D, a bowling game, and more. If you want to watch a film, try the romantic comedy Mutual Love, directed by Robert Peters, or the

family film

Lonesome

Joes, direct-

ed by Mark Sawers.

is

Macromedia

(Photo by Blake Gall)

i ...

co-op adviser

(left to right),

Shockwave

The Web site is accessible, organized and eye-catching. The only

Pucker up for alumni By BLAKE GALL

to the site is the advertis-

All of the

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Conestoga has the answer your problems. This Valentine’s Day make your way to the foyers of Door 3 and 4 on the second floor of the Doon

lege

will

be setting up

(Sealed With Alumni

The

founder and CEO of Shockwave.com, Mika Salmi, has done a great job creating an outstanding site for people who have

table

selling

a

that

someone in your life. Monica Himmelman, alumni

special

services officer, will organize the fundraiser to raise awareness about the alumni association.

nothing to do. I give this Web site four and a half out of five stars because it is fun and exciting!

alumni

association,

to

which

uses the proceeds for bursaries,

equipment

and

awards

at

the

school.

“The whole point is to make it fun for students and faculty,” she said.

SWAK for

the

col-

Kisses),

carnations

Himmelman said. money raised goes

inside them,”

campus to find the solution. The alumni association at the

ing.

Monica Himmelman,

alumni services officer, and Margie Williams, alumni assistant, pucker up for Sealed with Alumni Kisses. Carnations, being sold on Feb. 14, will help raise money for the alumni association.

to

you must have

“Carnations will be sold for $3 and include a sweet treat tucked

For anyone curious, roses are not being sold due to the high cost.

Alumni services tions

felt

that

carna-

were within the average

stu-

dent budget.

The flowers are being sold from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. or until they are sold out. So make your

way down

to

14 and pass a

Door little

3 or 4 on Feb. love to someone

special.

From the Sanctuary

Classifieds

Canadian Forces

The

Player, a free download.

downside

The Web

where you

have to arrange the coloured bugs into matching groups to stay on the road and get points. Action and adventure games include Tamale Loco: Rumble in the Desert II, one of my favourites. In order to complete the levels you

The

that the entertainment is free.

With more than 2,000 games, films and animation titles, there is something there for everyone. If you are into puzzle games, they have a good selection of jigsaw puzzles and word games. They also have a lot of unique

games

soundtrack.

_

Violet Boutilier,

Army

Reserve

Employment with a challenge and adventure. Full-time summer employment throughout the year. Call 624-4393

“Living healthy is up to you” That Kraft Dinner and hot dog is so good for you, you should eat it every day for a semester. No wait, a semester isn't enough, an entire year should be fine. Well eating Kraft Dinner and hot dogs all year long will certainly keep some money in your pockets, but they won't exactly lend themselves to leading a balanced, healthy lifestyle.

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Looking forward

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a nasty cycle students live through, but it's so attractive because everybody seems to do it once in their life. There's something to be said about being a student. But if being a student means that you have to give up your health, then maybe it's time to re-evaluate the lifestyle of a student. Like it or not, you need to sleep. It all starts with getting solid rest, because if you can't keep your eyes open in the classroom, chances are you will not do well in your studies. With plenty of rest, eating properly helps keep you in school. Fast food on campus is so easy to eat. But it's not exactly the most healthy alternative out there. A salad, soup, stir fry or even something you bought at the grocery store can be a healthier alternative than fast food. Every once in a while it’s great to have that burger, but eating it every day won't keep the pounds off. Exercising, however, does keep the pounds off. But exercising doesn't mean just hitting It's

the gym and pumping iron until you are huge and ever-impressive like Arnold, Stallone or Vin Diesel. Exercising means walking across the road to the convenience store or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Flexing your muscles by drinking your beer doesn't exactly qualify as exercise. Healthy living doesn't require that students have to shut their lives down or sequester themselves in their rooms in front of their books. Rather, to live a healthy lifestyle, students need to balance everything.

a lot to ask of a student, it really is. But at the same time, students at Conestoga seem adept at balancing school and partying. Making small changes to lead a healthy lifestyle isn't as bad as everyone makes it out to be. It's a simple choice, far easier than choosing what college to go to. The worst thing that happens by leading a healthy life is you change your old habits. There are too many positives to count if you make that change. The choice is yours, but Kraft Dinner and hot dogs for dinner every night might not be the best choice to make. It's

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Page 6

— SPOKE, February

10,

Entertainment

2003

Student planning

Top 2002 commercials playing at local cinema back and forth from Cannes

RAPOPORT

Venice,

Today many people groan

at

the

thought of commercials.

up preused cious time that- could be better favourite your of rest the watching

They

known

are

to take

But then you see it. It’s a commercial that makes you laugh or do cry and leaves you asking, “How shows.

they come up with this stuff? The film, 2002 International

finally

arrived

local

a

at

downtown Waterloo from it

cinema.

Cinema

Playing at the Princess

26,

has

Festival,

Cannes Advertising

in

Feb. 14 to

features the best commercials Now in its 49th year, the

of 2002.

presentation features a total of 99 commercials from: Canada. U.S.,

U.K., Singapore,

Argentina,

France, Australia,

Sweden,

India, Spain, Korea, Brazil,

Hong

Kong, Japan, Norway, China, Italy, Belgium, Germany, New Zealand, Netherlands and South Africa. The first festival was held in 1954 in

Cannes, France.

It

then

moved

for

Italy

many

years.

to In

*

young concerned teenagers who

1984 Cannes was finally established would as the city where the festival

cal

is

If

have.

Each year more than 16,000 entries are received by the judges. Each commercial chosen as a

While

and messages each commercial

common,

has one thing in

placed into one of three

categories, bronze, silver or gold. The Grand Prix (top prize) is then

plays creativity at

given to the top gold winner. " Canada came out a winner plac-

belts,

different

Bud Light commer-

cials.

The commercials chosen adverfrom tise a variety of products Durex-flavoured condoms to Ikea furniture. Along with products, health and safety message commercials such as violence against women, anti-smoking and safe

driving are also included.

An

anti-smoking, commercial Florida Department of

the

for

its

it

Health definitely cries uniqueness. Winning a gold award, it featured

instead

is

to

seeking to show off then you need the

is

said not only do the students in residence have talent, but he is in

Conestoga- He

holding a coffee house for

music withdrawal.

all

who want

Bos plays the guitar and sings and has been seriously into music since Grade 9. He has played in coffee houses before and is planning on doing

to

for you.

A coffee house is

images of spirits are seen slipping upwards from the bodies towards the sky. Only one passenger, who is wearing his seat-

for people to

Candles, dim coffee,

event,

make where

some

a casual setting

come

up the decor of the to

do

at this

one.

running the event, which Bos hopes will happen a few days before reading week.

of course,

you need

solos

Residence has no problem with

and perform.

lights, and,

all

relax.

decided to hold the event because of the lack of live music in the area.

ment,

few moments,

back and

Justin Bos, a first-year mechanical engineering student, said he

display their artistic side. Whether you can play an instrusing or read poetry, this event

A car accident scenario where are car passengers the all commerthe motionless starts

belt, regains

sit

artistic talents,

students in residence

show why.

cial off. After a

VANDEVEN

Residence and Conference Centre

best. Instead

one company decided

you’re

D.

look no further. A student at

dis-

seatof telling people to wear their

for ing spots in both gold and silver

two

your

the products

advertised vary,

residence

By KATE

and perform a shocking musiabout the effects smoking can

unite

be held annually.

winner

at

__ ~ O AT tnl actors playing the role of tobacco a group ot and wigs big company 1

By VALENTINA

showcase

artistic

is

consciousness.

While other ads were packed with humour, emotion, or music, the Grand Prix winner, titled Tag by Nike, combined both funky music, originality, action and a built-up ending that screamed genuineness.

Chicago brings the magic of Broadway to silver screen By

lover has been constantly lying to up in her, she kills him and ends

REBECCA LEARN

For those

love Broadway, pricey tickets, great movie with

who

but- can’t afford the

Chicago

is

Broadway The film

a

Jones)

offers singing and danc-

named

many scanty black costumes, which are a trademark of shows directed by Bob Fosse. Richard Gere, Renee Zellweger, and Catherine Zeta Jones shine as well, with some hidden vocal talent and great dancing. The movie is about a woman named Roxie Hart (Zellweger) is

This

cheating on her husband.

When she finds out that her secret

is

where she meets another

woman named Velma

flair.

ing with

who

jail.

and

acquires

Kelly (Zeta a

lawyer

Flynn’s plan

to

make her

show.

For those

Billy Flynn (Gere). is

together with the film s plot. This can be a little bit distracting pait it at times, but for the most achieves the goal of making a movie that looks like a real stage

so

famous that no one will want to see her hanged for her crimes. So what happens to her? The only way to find out is to go watch the film. However, this does create a whirlwind of events which keeps the movie fast paced and exciting. Somehow, they manage to intertwine all the dance numbers

there strips

is

who

are fans of Gere,

one dance scene where he

down

to

nothing but his

of

Zeta

there

are

underwear.

For

fans

Zellweger,

Jones also

scenes with them where there much left to the imagination. Overall, this

is

or

many (Photo by Julianna Kerr)

isn't

an action-packed

film based on an award-winning musical and if you love Broadway, you’ll love Chicago.

Warm welcome in the Conestoga employee Marg Airdrie returned from a week co-workers by decorated office her find 27 to Jan. on Dominican (Room 2A101). in the academic administration office

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Life Horoscope

SPOKE, February

Comedian

Week of February 10-16

tickles students’

10,

2003

— Page 7

funny bone

By HALLEY MCPOLIN The rang

familiar sound

of laughter

Sanctuary once again as comedian Jean Paul presented his in the

own brand of

comedy,

island

Jan.

29.

Introduced as “one of the funni-

men you'll ever see,” the Trinidad-born comedian cracked jokes ranging anywhere from raceest black

related and sexual comedy, to jokes revolving around drug use. No matter what the topic, Paul man-

aged

to take a controversial spin

on

everything.

“People will come up and

An

authority

make ehanges to

do

things.

figure will

way you

to the

It's

best to

her think she or he

try

let

Things are going to be happening to you in threes. Work and school

to

like

him or

will be

winning.

is

too. If possible,

Luckiest day: February 12.

Spl^ mm

Taurus April 20

-

May

November 22 December 21 be giving you problems this week.

it

down anything might come true.

Make

21

June 21

-

com-

them know you are in charge of tVie situation and ignore them the best you can.

If

money

sure

Capricorn December 22

-

Luckiest day: February 13.

Aquarius

July 22

January 20 February 18 Several different problems or

you weigh every decision it.

An

uations are going to be giving

unexpected

trouble.

could catch you off-guard.

sit-

you

Deal with each stressor

separately and things will get better.

Luckiest day: February 12.

Pisces

Leo

1

July 23

.

-

February 20

August 22

quickly

takes the opportunity to promote his

drug of choice: marijuana. of his material included

Some reasons

why you cannot mix drug same way

crack-head,”

-

March 20

said

Paul.

“One

minute (the pot-head) will be talking theoretically about ‘if you flap your arms hard enough you can fly,’ and the next ... the crack-head has disappeared off the ledge.”

Although the college-level audience appeared to relate rather well with the act, at times it seemed to cross a line even with them. When Paul began describing sexual positions and practices, the audience participation dwindled. Apparently being asked, "How many ladies in here have sex?” doesn’t get much response. At one point, Paul got comfortable with a couple of female students who were forced to participate because they

sen a seat on the stage

.

.

.

had choand in the

Things seem

are going to be looking at

things

much

differently over the

next while. Something exciting

is in

right

now.

to

Now

be in your control

would be the best

time to look for work or a

new and

student audience

He acts out the fight, saying because Tyson is so animalistic he would be crippled as a result, and consequently he imitates a physically challenged person. "I

don't do

today’s

political

hindered the

correctness

comedy

field,

shows by

sensitive audience

make fun of any-

to

people will say, ‘That’s so mean!’ You simply have to remind people that it’s just

comedy.”

Paul believes political correctness has gone too far and is not allowing people to be themselves. “You shouldn’t have to tell people to be nice to others. We should be treating people with respect regardless of backgrounds or where you are in life. I think it allows comedians with their say

own

this

what

is

forces people to think the

want them

ers

to. I

way

It

oth-

believe people

should be free to express themselves any it’s

way

they want

long

to, as

field in

Russell

1995 with the help of

and

comedians and Kenny

fellow

Peters

comedy

Robinson. Starting off

at

Paul

Yuk Yuk’s Paul eventually moved

in Toronto,

bers. He’s included a bit in previ-

clubs such as

into

more

serious ventures, including writing for

the

Comedy Network's

was approached about role.

the

“They

said, ‘Hey, you wanna put on a bunny suit and walk around?’ and so no one can see who is in the costume. You have this contrast between a big, pink, fluffy bunny and this profanity coming out of his mouth. People are horrified.”

Paul says his family is just getused to his career choices. “Now they’re pretty happy because they can see I’m doing stuff with it. My parents weren’t too enthusiasting

tic at first my dad wanted me to go into marketing. Being from the .

.

.

Caribbean, this

is

not a traditional

Caribbean job. My parents since they immigrated from Trinidad to come to this new country to give me opportunities and here I am, just wanting to

tell

jokes.”

After

and around the world performing “The coolest part of this job is that I’ve been able to go all his act.

over this beautiful country' of ours, coast-to-coast.

was

in front

stadium -

My

first

show

there

of 12,000 people in a that was one of the

adrenaline highlights of

my

career

to date.”

new

Calculate your

Virgo August 23 September 23

Daniel Roth

is

a third-year

Prize

journalism

who has

student

coming

on an equal basis. So don't spend on anything frivolous until your financial situation settles down. Luckiest dav: February 16. in

money!

studied

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relationship.

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point-of-view to

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friends

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ous shows in which he pretends to be fighting with boxer Mike Tyson.

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disturbing over the next

me,

people can get really offended.” Paul apparently likes to get close

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feel queasy, have a headache out into a cold sweat break and not your a virus is to blame, but it’s It s affected. being that’s system

You

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.

means

it is

along

In 2001, a

worm

called

“Code it was

efficiently that the

cious-looking attachments on email messages. Of course, most people who are connected to the Net are not willing to follow such

and computer time, usually slowthe ing down the system. While on

how vulMarch 1999 we saw be when can systems our nerable

slow things

Internet,

down

saw the

program

their e-mail sys-

Similarly, in

tems.

May

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2000,

virus create

A

virus

is

do.

Internet

most

the virus’s

is

Although the infection

breeding ground - the virus will

Once

Bv REBECCA LEARN Local businesses weren’t impacted as badly as corporate offices

when an unexpected computer virus hit networks.

The virus known as the SQL Slammer used a program called Microsoft Windows 2000 SQL to spread repeating computer codes through data servers which, in turn, servers around the

world. It

hit Jan.

25 and created prob-

lems for many and businesses throughout much of large corporations

the day.

“Anything Internet

was

that

required

the

unavailable

really

from early Saturday morning

to

about 5:30 in the afternoon,” said Beja Rodeck, senior manager of

media of

relations at the

Royal Bank

Canada corporate h

office

any other

offer.

is

now

in

Once

activated,

it the attack can be so devastating can erase the user’s hard drive alto-

gether.

E-mail viruses tend to

make

sure after the

not forgotten “death” of the computer. Once opened, the e-mail virus (often in the form of a document) has the ability to send itself, by way of eare

they

mail,

in

addresses listed

to

Because the recipient of the e-mail assumes it’s from a friend and it’s usually carrying a friendly message, they open user’s address book.

Toronto. She said they had problems with their online and tele-

The Globe and Mail Rodeck said to help keep

phone banking systems, but their ABM and point of sale systems, which are the debit terminals,

tomers safe

weren’t affected significantly. “The branches that were open on Saturday really operated under their

Once

own normal

with a message stating, “Hacked by Chinese,” replicate servers

every month for the first 20 days, and wait for a particular hour in which it would connect to the official

White House server and over-

whelm it. The White House managed

to

prevent the attack by changing IP address and warning

all

its

users of

Windows 2000 and NT

of the Users would then install the security patch they needed and the

threat.

threat

box

at

It

is

the bottom.

important to be aware of

everything you are downloading as do a computer virus can not only

damage

your system, but also

to

endanger any other systems it may come in contact with through your computer. Most of the “virus warnings” sent through e-mail are hoaxto be concerned are always viruses however, about, out there and can be an aggravation

es

and nothing

you can do without. The Web site www.vmyths.com is worth checking out because it has an up-to-date list of virus warnings, hoaxes and

what to look out for. The Urban Legends Reference Pages, found at www.snopes.com, is another good it has an extensive section dedicated to urban myths regarding

site as

computers and computer viruses.

was eventually terminated.

steam,”

cus-

happens again,

if this

company has “a multitude of checks and balances,” as well as state of the art security systems to

ances to make sure the system was fixed,” Rodeck said, adding they

checked

all

the systems to

lems.

Microsoft program was such a way that this virus

keep customers assets and personal

The made

information secure.

could be spread through

in

“Anything that required

other banks suffered dur-

the Internet

ing the Slammer’s reign of confusion. “RBC’s telephone and online

was

unavailable

banking systems were down for hours, and some CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) and (Bank of Montreal) cash

really

which was

Scotia said

its

sys-

tems were unaffected by the virus,” as quoted in the Jan. 27 issue of in

Beja Rodeck,

make

it

easier to install

security

strategist

in

the Jan.

27

nology (IT) analyst for the Sears

Canada corporate

office in Toronto,

said, “I heard that our

guys

putting the patch on and bringing

Wicks was

though,

optimistic,

saying that they were able to fix everything and put the patches on

from Microsoft, and soon they were “back up and running again. businesses

Local

as

such

Sophie’s bridal shop in Kitchener, Hobby and Toy Central in

Cambridge and Edelweiss

rant in Kitchener said that they did

She said the systems actually detected this virus in time to shut

also hurt by the effects of

because of the

down the systems, so no damage could be done.

and debit cards were either turned away or forced to pay cash for their

relations.

Royal Bank

further

“There were patches and things to implement the checks and balmay vary from

Many

the virus.

customers with credit cards

purchases.

Roger Wicks, information

tech-

not

experience

any

problems

Conestoga College was affected by the virus because does not use the servers, which was what the

college

attacked.

those shown.

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back up again.”

Department stores and other businesses with debit machines were

media

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s

at the

data centre were scurrying around all weekend, bringing things down,

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first

than the original patch was,” said Scott Chamey, Microsoft’s chief

...”

machines worked sluggishly or not

Bank of Nova

But,

issued about six months ago, with

software to

BMO

Toronto-Dominion Bank also had problems but gave no details. The

it.

“Microsoft re-released a patch for

Rodeck

at all.

make

sure there were no further prob-

the vulnerability,

At participating McDonald's Restaurants

activated,

worm had three purposes: to replace Web pages on corrupted

the

their

said.

Many

the

NT that hadn’t had a certain security patch installed.

This can be found in your

virus hits corporations

Computer

down Web

two

duction of the virus. Unfortunately, viruses usuallv have a more

search for other programs on the

shut

infecting

stage of the virus.

spreading, there isn’t any real damage being done besides the repro-

fertile

user’s hard disk to infect.

is

is trig-

gered by something in particular such as a date. This is the attack

infected, they can unwittingly infect other users by uploading infected programs onto the Internet or by sharing via a floppy disk.

attached to another program. Once downloaded, usually from the

its

programs. From this point forward, every time the user opens one of process the infected programs, the user repeats itself. Not only is the

attention, usually the

a type of code that

add

cated itself and

for sign of a successful endeavour technithe creator. Considering the it s cal simplicity of both viruses, frightening to think what a more

complex one can

to

which

destructive purpose,

modify that own code and

then launch the newly formatted program. The virus has now dupli-

we

havoc among computers along with

much media

Code Red did manage to down when it began

total

found, the virus will

anti-virus

Windows options under the general tab - simply check the appropriate

shutdown. Code Red scanned or for users with Windows 2000

one of networks, biggest the world’s Microsoft, causing them and severto temal other large corporations porarily shut

tions.

of replicating, but not to the point

the Melissa virus infected

installing

programs such as McAfee or Norton are a fairly safe bet. Also, you should enable the Macro Virus Protection on Microsoft applica-

Net would crash

annoycan be anything from a mild devasance to the user, to having a In tating effect on the system. just

so

practices,

the entirely. While duplicating, worm uses up network bandwidth

virus

and opening suspi-

Internet

the

expected to hinder the Internet so

order to

become executed. Once executed, a computer

worm

Red” made headlines when

another docuer virus has to utdize file in

avoid downloading programs from

way, a

Internet.

not a living organ-

ment, program or

yourself from computer to viruses. The most obvious is

machine. In this can copy itself extremely quickly, or the especially on large networks

that

same manner, a comput-

ism. In the

There are several ways you can protect

network with a particular security on hole and then reproduce itself

virus in

computers. As well, a bioan logical virus needs to employ to order in devices existing cell’s reproduce itself once infected. This

because

ly like other viruses.

of a security hole. Copies of will scan systems on the

worm

the

to other

is

reproduce themselves automatical-

by

networks

computer

infects

also a comput-

is

game, but when run it will damage your system, sometimes by wiping not clean your hard drive. They do

too fast to control. A worm is a program that usually

Computer viruses are aptly named because they share similar characteristics as human viruses.

Trojan horse

program that disguises itself as something other than what it is. Often it will take the form of a

er

virus

be so devastating: they are simply

your computer.

it

A

do, the

the

begins again; spreading itself by means of that why euser’s address book. This is can Melissa, as such mail viruses,

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Computers can “catch” a the same manner, passing

Once they

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SPOKE, February

A seasonal treat for a By BLAKE GALL

10,

2003

— Page 9

healthier lifestyle

bananas and kiwi, from tropical countries are contributing to global

Winter arrives and we say goodbye and strawberries.

to fresh grapes

of them we often welpotato chips and chocolate

In place

come bars.

However, healthy eating is possifrom January through to December. It’s called seasonal eating and it’s. easier than you think.

warming and air pollution. They require more preservatives through the travelling

to stay fresh

process and, therefore, aren’t as healthy as foods available in our

own

ble

backyard.

“While

the grocery store pick

at

come from Ontario

foods that

first,

for

Canada second,” Desjardins said. Produce grown in Ontario is clearly marked in the grocery store making it easy to find. These foods aren’t as preserved as those coming

Waterloo Community Health Department.

from Australia or South Africa and they taste just as delicious.

means eating

“It

locally

grown

and vegetables and choosing

fruits

foods that are Ellen

season,” explained

in

Desjardins,

nutritionist

the

Eating

these

foods gives

a

The Canadian government only

variety of meals that are high in

a small portion of imported produce so it is often unknown what

us

vitamins and help us lose weight. Currently, root vegetables such as

tests

pesticides are actually

(Photo by Blake Fresh, locally grown vegetables such as cabbage, turnips and onions line the shelves at grocery stores. All these vegetables are healthy and in season. ,

Ontario. Apples are also in season

on the food. These pesticides are obviously not healthy in comparison to a freshly picked apple or turnip from

tently in an area, the soil

which adds a

the Niagara region.

of the nutrients needed to survive.

Desjardins explained that currently 75 per cent of Canada’s produce

In turn, the soil loses

grow crops and nothing

comes from

produced.

turnips,

carrots,

beets,

beans and squash are

all in

parsnips,

season in

our daily

fruit to

diet.

Seasonal eating helps maintain healthy eating habits

all year round while supporting local farmers. Ontario is a fertile land that produces many fruits and vegetables. “Locally grown foods are safe,

and

nutritious

The amount of gasoline used planes,

trucks

to

in

and transport

trains

import foods, such as

land

fertile

it

many

require so

seems obscene

to

outside sources to

provide our nourishment.

environmentally

friendly,” Desjardins said.

the

such

other countries. With

Also, supporting other countries

farms to provide that crop for other countries.

When

one food

its

they

fail to

grow a

variety of crops

that their

vegetable end up destroying their

else can be

countries rely so heavily on trade of their food that

they focus on the cash

fruit or

ability to

that is the fact that

known

one

stripped

foreign

can have negative effects on their land. Foreign countries that are for producing

is

Locally grown foods can often be stored in the fall to last through the winter when growth is difficult due to weather. Desjardins pointed out

tomatoes can be stored in Ziplock bags and frozen, as can berries, that

Along with

some

grown consis-

is

produce has put some small Canadian farmers in danger of losing their farms and their livelihood.

to provide for themselves. Instead,

commodity

farms have become. Constantly investing in foreign

apples and other local

thawed out but

if

fruits.

when

taste a little different

They

they are

you bake them in a same nutritional

pie they have the

Com is another vegetable can be frozen in the fall and

value. that

kept for the winter.

Seasonal eating trend that

many

is

Gall)

somewhat of a

other countries have

adopted. European countries grow a variety of foods and live off of them

year round to maintain a healthy diet and support the local economy.

Another bonus about eating local is the cost. Imported foods are more expensive but not always foods

as good. Eating

homegrown foods

helps save a few bucks.

Buying local foods helps our economy, keeps us healthy and gives farmers the message that we enjoy the diversity of foods produced here in Ontario.

Bursary program From your secret valentine offers experience B y IZABELA ZARZYCKA

marriage for young men. Saint Valentine thought the Emperor’s decision was wrong and he secretly performed marriages.

Most people

celebrate it every year with flowers, gifts and candlelight dinners.

Valentine’s

a

of

lifetime

feelings

SHANNON McBRIDE

By

It’s bitterly

cold outside and the

there were a variety of activities

An trip

longer.

incredible and practically free

awaits you. After paying for

everything for yourself

must sound good the government who

long, it’s

it

year

all

to

know

will

pay

The mornings were reserved

That’s right.

The

federal govern-

ment offers a program each year to Canadian students .palled the Bursary Language Summer

all

trips.

university

the

are

Two

years ago

the program. ticket

to

I

participated in

I

paid for

a quaint and

my

train

primarily

called French-speaking town Chicoutimi in Quebec. The rest of the trip

was

free.

I

stayed with a

French-speaking family

me

who

fed

and did their best to make me feel welcome. During the first week, we were

in

we could go whale

French, but believe me, there

to.

Roman

watching in the Gaspe Peninsula, spend a weekend in Quebec City or take a bicycle trip to Jonquiere, a

neighbouring town.

Of

course, not

offer the

same

schools would

all

Much

trips.

to

my

French schools

across Canada.

Though grams

the majority of the pro-

are offered in

also

schools

Quebec, there

programs in

offered

Alberta.

at

British

Columbia. Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan. Applying to the program is easy and only requires a photocopy of your birth certificate and your social insurance number, plus the completed application. The application can be downloaded from www.cmec.ca/olp. All

applications for this

due Feb. 15.

It

is

called it

site,

St.

Valentine’s

who

times according

article called the history

Valentine’s

Day found on

the

of

Web

empire.

He

times Emperor

the

of his

ruler

thought that single

would make felt

Roman was

II

ing his death.

The

article

men

the

“According

to

first

valentine greeting himself.”

goes on to say that before his death he wrote a letter to his loved It

was signed “From your To this day people sign cards that way and give them

better soldiers because

one, which

more

Valentine.”

they would be

says,

one legend, Valentine actually sent

www.historychannel.com.

During the

Empire.

honours a priest

Roman

The priest fell in love with the jailyoung daughter who would visit him often, while he was in jail awaiter’s

third

loyal to

army if they didn’t have wives and children. Therefore, he outlawed the

their

to their loved ones.

the students at the

end of the five-week period. During the program there were several opportunities for weekend

You may be thinking that the last do is spend five weeks of your summer learning

forward

www.pic-

an

to

because

all

than the classes to look

time of the

site,

St.

swimming, and working on the journal that would be ing soccer,

surprise, there are

much more

Day Web

of

Some of the options were rock climbing, mountain biking, play-

that city.

is

history

he

Chicoutimi,

thing you want to

a

Goddesses, was being honoured.

choose from.

to

you are a full-time student and a Canadian citizen, the federal government will pay for you to travel to one of several Canadian cities for a five-week French language course. All you have to do is pay for your transportation to If

in the

the

Claudius

With

Program.

ed

during

During the ancient Roman times, Feb. 14 was a day when Juno, a queen of the Roman Gods and

but every afternoon

time,

presented to

this time.

for

Valentine’s

to

were discov-

Valentine.

served century in

level.

much

is

come

tureframes.co.uk, this holiday start-

class

about

celebration

from? According

you may be thinking your summer vacation. But you may not want to put it off thing

last

14

Feb.

But where did

items.

his actions

ered, Claudius ordered the death of

emotions and

on our knowledge of the language and placed in a class that would help us to learn at our own tested

But when

when

a time

is

their

through store-bought or

handmade this

Day

show

lovers

summer

are

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

Relationships

Being a student and in a committed relationship can bring enjoyment and pleasure and also feel conflictual in terms of responsibilities and demands on time. A healthy relationship is more likely to withstand the pressures and changes that bein^ a fulltime student bring. A local Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Barbara Pressman, developed a list of primary principles for a healthy relationship.

Here are a few paraphrased

ideas:

Respect for the other person - no put downs, no insults, appreciation of different neeefs and beliefs and recognition of the possible need for separate as well as together time. Safety is of utmost importance is even fear, there already is hurt.

.

no emotional or physical violence.

If there

Caring behaviour and emotional support such as listening without judging or blaming and encouraging each other's interests. Inclusive decision-making regardless of earnings, compromising differences .

avoiding a win/lose result. including the capacity to share feelings, to be listened (unless sought), and willingness to be assertive advice giving to attentively. without about expressing needs. Communication includes affection and sexual expression. These need to fit the needs of each couple and be mutually satisfying.

Open communication

The counsellor

A

at

your campus

is

available to assist

Message from Student Sendees (Room 2B02)

you with relationship

issues.


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— SPOKE, February

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Healthy Lifestyles Week is here! Learn what you need healthy February

life

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know

to lead

a

as a student at Conestoga College

1

Healthy Lifestyles Week Healthy Nutrition Day - Being a student isn’t all about partying, eating pizza and drinking beer every day. Information be provided to students to show them how to eat better while being a student in college.

will

February

1

Healthy Lifestyles Week

Dating Girl with Josey Vogels

(1 1:30

-

1:30)

-

Josey

is

one of the top sex columnists across Canada. Her column “My

Messy Bedroom opens doors and breaks down barriers to any sexual more sex and how to have fun doing it, you can’s miss Josey!

topic.

No

question

is

taboo. If

you want

to

know

February 12 Healthy Lifestyles Week

HIV/AIDS Awareness

(1 1:30

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encouraged

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to find out

will be providing students with the opportunity to know more to protect themselves from getting sick, and lead a healthy

how

about this killer sexual life.

February 13 Healthy Lifestyles Week

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“I Don’t Understand Women” (1 1:30 12:30) - A combination of humour and honesty will give students more insight into how not to get into trouble. A definite can’t miss show.

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Life

SPOKE, February

10,

2003

— Page 13

Exotic dancer enjoys strutting her stuff By SINEAD McGARRY

Sometimes

$10 a night in lips, $350 a night.” Averaging $100 a day in lips plus $10 an hour from the Doll House, Montana is raising a baby and is a it’s

other times

The

is

dimmed,

are

lights

music

the

turned up and the

men

time to

start

are hollering

it’s

the show.

loving wife.

For Montana, exotic dancing is a full-time job that helps her pay the bills and support her family

stuff

Montana enjoys

her

strutting

on the stage because of her background in dancing and gymnastics. “I get nervous with the

while upgrading her high school

one-on-one interaction,” she said. “I just hate approaching men. I

education.

Kim, who didn’t want her

it’s

last

could do table dances

name published, chose the stage name Montana after reading a

all

night

with no problems.”

Jackie Collins novel that really

The Doll House, along with

“The character

other strip joints, has to follow

influenced

her.

Montana Grey really moved me and hit home. She was a woman who became successful in a

strict rules

man’s world,” she said, adding, “I know what struggles are. It is hard for a 5’ 4 blond dancer to be taken seriously in this world.”

The Doll House on Bridge

ported

is

When

Montana enjoys

it

workers, not students.

Montana, who used Cambridge, became interested in exotic dancing after babysitting to live in

more

difficult

business because

other in this

remember what

all

was

it

Montana

Eastern

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orders

place

if

a guy

is

a

good

tipper,” she

said.

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attracted

Montana

weren’t always there. “You just

you

know how much money

are going to

be taking home.

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artists

night.

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fries.

enjoyable experience. “We have evolved from a small

a seat.

anything from

tive

When

night, making it hard to find Wednesday nights give new

the chance to shine at open

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in

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is

steamed

this

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from

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dance to date, and it helped her win the title. Exotic Entertainer

to the

exotic dancing industry, but she later found out that the steady tips

never

became

$l,000-$3,000 is awarded to the winners of these pageants as well as a trophy and flowers. She says her Pink Floyd, Off the Wall performance is her best

sometimes.

They’ll want a blond or brunette. Or we’ll give each other the heads

up

does

Calgary and Miss Nude Toronto during her career. An average ot

doesn’t seem to exist in the dancing world were Montana works.

“Men

it

the winning after dancer Canadian Exotic Entertainer of the Year pageant. She also won Miss Nude Ontario, Miss Nude

starting out.”

King

walking into the cafe, you are stepping into your own backyard. With painted trees from floor to ceiling and a wooden staircase leading you to your seat, you are sure to have an

exist.

like

220

quick cappuccino with friends.

dancing, although she says

we

at

she said. However, with movies like Striptease and Showgirls por-

the lucky ones, as she never got into the drug and alcohol part of

job to

entertainment and a

Located

made of Indian

cafe offers

pers, prostitutes, or alcoholics,”

Montana says she was one of

start in,” she confessed. “Dancers bend over backwards to help each

live

modem

consists of

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to

Waterloo, this small but cosy cafe is a great place for a first date or

they are.

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from coffees

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site.

across the globe.

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this

serious tone.

Web

natural ingredients and spices

offers an alter-

desserts,

great costumes she got to

the

The Raintree Cafe

native to the average coffee shop.

and stereotypes that exotic with, faced are dancers Montana’s voice changes to a

for an exotic dancer. “I

describes dancing as the hardest job she has ever done. “It’s defi-

says the Raintree

items

traying

saw the wear and the tips she was making and I thought, I can do that.” Montana

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playing

asked about the negativi-

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does not

masturbation, fellation,

ty

“There are definitely less obnoxious, testosterone-flowing, drunk

men

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penetration or sodomy.”

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to cus-

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is

long as

as

involve

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entertainment.

comes

it

including sexually

packed with men that range in age from 9-70, who enjoy the food, alcohol and

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— SPOKE, February

Page 14

The

Feature

2003

10,

An

reflection in the mirror:

anorexic’s story

By NIC OLE C HILDS

back

She looks

in the mirror,

mere 78

a

the

yet

can’t

She

there

is

preparing a chicken

Anorexia nervosa by drastic weight

stir-fry

starting Feb.

( 1

Homewood, making dinner at home and just interacting with dif-

promised physical and psychologiand sometimes death.

ferent people.

She says

a serious disease; sufferers

April Gates, the eating disorder

together and

agrees that people should be

with the idea that the media thinks

of her being

I

had a snack

after training

when

I

Loewen. She would only consume lowcalorie foods and began to be really didn’t,” recalls

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

Anorexia

school track team and began exercis-

S^g even

more. “I’d finish track club then go back home and go to the ice

On my

nnk.

days off

I

would exer-

my

on

own,” says Loewen. After a while she began to notice a change in her personality. She went from a bubbly, talkative person to a serious person. She also noticed she was cold and her lips often looked blue. She was tired all the time, had cise

dry skin and

hair,

increased body

on her arms, belly and face, and she did not have her period. It was around this age that Loewen hair

'

decided

to quit skating. “I

ing school and

was miss-

decided that education was more important to me.” I

However, she did remain on running team and joined Waterloo running club. While coaches on the running team

the the the

can lead

many ages and

to emaciation, health

both sexes.

She was beginning to suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, constantly cleaning, washing, exercising and still limiting her food intake. She recalled that after a while she became agoraphobic, meaning she wouldn’t leave her room, spending everyday studying and exercising there. stop.

was exhausting but I couldn’t I realized that it was control-

ling

me

and

I

felt

possessed,” she

explains.

Loewen

finally

made

the hardest

went through classes and learned

how

deal with living with anorexia nervosa. When asked what she did for the first month she Jaughed and said, “Ate and cried. It was an anorexic’s worst nightmare. I cried through a lot

to

of meals along with

When

asked

to recall

how

n’t

myself,

the halls a

was

spiritually,

missed the structured life she had at school and her eating habits were getting worse. “I didn’t

have an appetite,

I

didn’t

I

couldn’t

emotionally exhausted

You were fighting every urge your body.” She remembered that the first

was.

in

month was sedentary; she only walked

emotionally and

She moved back to her parents’ house and hoped to recover on her own, but instead she got worse. She

did

I

Loewen, adding,

was also exhausting.

“It

She remembers cleaning her room, as she did everyday, and missing class because she couldn’t leave her room. Then it hit her. “I just had a breakdown when I realized what I was doing. I said to

physically killing me.”

felt

remembering it. “It was awful. I felt emotionally sick and it caused me to feel physi-

believe

It

it

tion just

third year.

this.’

how

immediately had a choking sensa-

cally sick,” recalls

can’t live like

friends.”

for her to have to eat she said she

decision she ever had to make; she decided to leave school after her

‘I

my

to the dining hall,

allowed to

and waswalk up and down

lot.

Classes didn’t

start until

she had

gained enough weight. Patients that don’t weigh enough often aren’t coherent enough and don’t compre-

hend enough

for the classes to be

Loewen found the probe phenomenal because it voluntary so you have to want to

is

do it for yourself. “Even though I realized

wanted to do this for myself. It gives you empowerment and control over your life,” says Loewen.

and moved to Toronto that Loewen began to realize her destructive .behaviour. The stress of being

away

from

home,

the

intense schooling and missing the camaraderie she found on the running

team back home, all led her to a dangerous coping mechanism. She began using her control over how

-much

she ate to compensate for the lack of control she felt in her life. "I started to realize.

ing a healthy lifestyle,”

Loewen.

I’m not

liv-

remembers

hospital with a heart beating

below

35 beats per minute and kidney failure.

On

July

entered in

30,

Homewood

Guelph

Loewen

2001,

Health Centre

to join the eating disor-

ders program. At the time she felt like she had no choice, but today

she

is

happy

to say she

made

the

best decision she could.

“My and

I

eating disorder

was

intense

needed something just as

intense to fix

it,” says Loewen. She stayed for three and a half months during which time she ate.

a very powerful disease. ful

are

media,” states

the

pinpointing the cause of a eating disorder, be it useful

it

I

valued

felt

my

life

tortured

because

I I

After she gained enough weight she joined classes and took risks in talking about things that were hard for her during therapy. She says it

to do my Loewen. Her goal weight

going

me

define

enough weight

Homewood

into a pattern of secrecy.

Looking back she is thankful for the support she had from her friends and family. She remembers the

family

sessions

difficult

at

because

they were so open but she was happy her parents still came. She is still trying to figure out what her biggest trigger was and feels that it was a combination of things. “It was basically school, stress and my passion for it was so huge that

I

thing.

wanted to know everyguess I was overwhelmed

just I

Conestoga College also had a up outside Door 3 during

“I

She

is

Loewen.

now

planning on going

some degree of body

dissatisfac-

women

15 per cent of

tion,

have

some symptoms of bulimia and 10 per cent of eating disorders affect males.

She also agrees that it originates from a myriad of sources. Her three main reasons were psychological, and interpersonal.

social

Psychologically, those with low self-

esteem,

depression,

anxiety,

and

loneliness could be susceptible.

The tural

social aspect looks at the cul-

pressures

on

value

that

the

place

perfect

a

high

body.

Interpersonal ly, those that have had a troubled family or personal relation-

those

that

have

difficulties

weight may be susceptible. Loewen finished making her stirfry as we ended our conversation.

She

said she still struggles with eating properly on her own but enjoys it

a factor in it

According to Robbins, 90 per cent of the female population has

their

don’t think our relationship

why it started, if pushed me to get bet-

to inform staff and students of the seriousness of eating disorders.

expressing their emotions or have a history of being ridiculed because of

nine years and even though she pushed him away because of her illness he stayed by her side.

was

week providing information

the

and showing a video. Lynne Robbins of Student Services hoped

ships,

and lonely.” She recently got engaged to her fiance Rob on New Year’s Day. They have had a relationship for

Forchuk

also featured the film.

table set

as a person.”

everything out in the open she can deal with it, rather than getting back

It

Beyond Killing Us Softly, and the photography of Melanie Archibald and Melanie Gillis.

is

She continues to see the therapist who worked with her at Homewood once a week and discusses the events of her week, triggers and struggles. She finds that as long as she keeps

ter,” states

Finally she gained

at

Marsh

author

Skrypuch.

“I think it would be dangerous knowing now. My weight used to

anything

life.”

by

explains

proud to say she doesn’t know what she weighs and she is happy not knowing.

my

sort of a

best,”

out what

Music Centre, Feb. 6 featuring a reading from the book The Hunger

stress-

was 104 pounds. Today she

program of self-discovyou can become the person you want to be. “I had a vision of who I wanted to be and I used the program to my benefit,” she explains, adding, “Not everyone feels it works for them but it did for me. It did a 180 for is

ery;

Big

find

to

it

week, Homewood Health Centre held an event at the Guelph Youth

events can set you back but I’m

Homewood were

She finally realized she couldn’t do it alone after she was sent to the

wasn't until she entered college to train in naturopathic medicine

left Homewood on Nov. 2001, but says she still struggles with the disease everyday. “It’s

Loewen

13,

that

to

says Loewen.

It

can’t

we

has for them. Some use an eating disorder to gain power over their own lives, when really it is taking power away from them. During eating disorder awareness

her family and friends.

gram

head

thin.

“You

anorexia nervosa or bulimia, she finds

to do supervised exercising and to go out on weekend passes to see

effective.

even know what.it was anymore,”

must be

characterized by

problems and possibly death.

not pressure her about her weight, she already had it ingrained in her that she

It’s

person’s

function

“It

14 she joined the high

a far-reaching disease that affects

is

drastic weight loss which

obsessive about exercising.

At age

multi-causal.

affected by

When

pressure of being

my parents

the

Gates.

from the age of

“I got into lying, telling

it is

pinpoint the media because all

thin and light. She was weighed once a week and trained four to five hours a day. She began by restricting her food and exercising a lot. At age 10 she never ate junk food, which, thinking back, she found to be a little odd.

is

major cause of eating disorders. She

intensely emotional, passionate and

felt the

more

aware of eating disorders in our society. However, she disagrees

a “people pleaser.”

she

most

program co-ordinator at Homewood,

happy person, part of her personal-

a figure skater

the

her to do, but

felt it was important to increase awareness in society.

Loewen found that her anorexia nervosa manifested between the ages of 10 and 12. As a bubbly,

As

was one of

she

exercise obsessively.

consisted

it

difficult things for

usually have low self-esteem and low self-worth. It’s characterized typically by a fear of gaining weight causing a person to limit all

and

Secrets

ing eating disorders. According to Loewen, they filmed her revisiting

5 per cent of

cal health,

food or stop eating

a half-hour

It’s

deals with different issues includ-

characterized

is

loss

24.

called Family

series

body weight or more) from dieting, which can lead to emaciation, com-

five,

eat-

To increase awareness, Loewen documentary to be aired on the Women’s Network

over to a friend’s house for a potluck dinner.

also

make people aware of

participated in a

to take

ity

many

like

doesn’t feel that

ing disorders like anorexia nervosa.

For 28-year-old Heidi Loewen of this was her life two years ago. Now, while she talks with me,

It’s

eating disorders

enough information out

is

there to

Guelph, is

Loewen

others,

anorexic.

she

week was

Last

much. She sees

escape.

naturopathic

awareness week, and,

dangerous pattern she has fallen

into,

year in

medicine.

pounds, yet she can’t stop exercising. She eats a small meal but feels like she’s eaten too

Toronto to finish

to school in

her fourth

__

socially.

vosa

is

Because anorexia ner-

a lifelong disease she will

struggle with life.

She

it

for the rest of her

says, “I’m just going to try

not to give

it

power.”


Life

Publishing a book By VALENTINA

SPOKE, February

more business than pleasure

is

Blaine,

said

us,”

RAPOPORT

meant

selling the

the distributing

sleeping

days,

long

Working

$6.50

and leaving her home time are only some of the sacrifices she has made. Heather Blaine possesses a love the risks for entrepreneurship and short nights

weeks

for

said.

“Sometimes

1

think

instead of

more money

to get it

with next to no

cash hoping it would sell just because it was a golf book," said Blaine.

Although 20,000 copies of the book have been sold, according to Blaine 50,000 should have been

I

sold.

should have sold more but

“We

go wacky!” Blaine, a mother of two, decided start :o take a big business risk and

was only

[

two of us

the

company with writer Thomas Hagey. Known

it

(at first).”

Regardless of sales so said the

publishing

ind friend

company

because we did

should just gel a job (working for someone else) but once I’m in there

i

adding it also books for $4 to

to retailers.

“We’ve got

at a

involved have never slopped her. “1 hate working for other people,” she

— Page 15

2003

10,

books are now

far,

Blaine

selling suc-

cessfully locally.

Selling the books in

many

gift

work such as: Playboar, Cowsmopolitan, Penthorse and Vague (all parodies mocking existing magazines), Hagey had already

shops, books stores and on their Web site at www.flogworld.com, Blaine said the golf market includes an estimated 45 million

proven to be a successful writer more than one million

golfers and

For his past

150 million golf

gift

selling

buyers worldwide.

:opies of Playboar.

“If we can sell two million books (within the next 24 months) I’m looking at about $10 million in

along with his success, Hagey also encountered problems Yet

(money entifrom their work) work from the publishing

receiving royalty fees

for his

company he

Now book,

created by Kitchener parody book about golf, was produced by Flog Publishing, a business Hagey Thomas writer and right, ad at resident Heather Blaine, shown in the press, which could print 50,000 publish between eight to 16 titles highly controlled by the Flog, a

dealt with.

wanting

to publish another

Hagey

teamed

with

up

profit,”

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

tled to the authors

industry

As

for

small business

lot

ventures, Blaine had been a mentor for self-employers through a gov-

and publishing. She are mentioned several big-name book stores who have 120 days after the

not considered a small business and therefore can’t receive that loan

bindery where they were cut, folded and put together with the cover

either.

of the book.

with a

of experience. Having always been interested in small business

"To me it (the idea for the new book) seemed to have huge potential," said Blaine, adding, "As publishers we could keep the majority of overhead (running costs) and

“It’s (publishing) pretty

The two decided to start Flog Publishing, which would publish Hagey’s new book also titled Flog

their first intention to

It graphs, articles and mock ads. includes two issues, one for men

shops,

Blaine

and another for women. The decision to start Flog Publishing would prove to be a journey full of long hours and big

sold

made up of comical photo-

came

Blaine, who said start-up investment costs were as high as

and it

the mar-

not the golfer. Golfers buy clubs and balls,” she said, adding, (of the "It’s the wife or children golfer)

who buy

it

(Flog).

While government funding it is available to some publishers, companies who available to co.upau^ only avaiiaoie is

pub-

you are a best seller." According to Blaine, the book

lishing unless

LASA

is

with

the

months and Blaine described it as one of the busiest times throughout the whole journey. home “I would work all day, get down, go to late, wolf something bed and do it all again the next

ket

$500,000. “The publishing and book indusover-glorified try (in Canada) is an she said. situation, consignment in

to realize gift shops not only of the book, but the

keep the product. They or absorb it," she said. "The golf gift shopper

unbelievable,”

money

to

either sell

making sure each page was perfect before it was printed.

hotels

After taking each page to the art layout director, who arranged the

be of the pages, each page had to

scanned and printed on to test layout sheets. They were then carefuledited

and printed on a web

student organizes fundraiser „

A

more money than what she could donate on her own. Dowdall went to her program coordinator and was eventually

generate a

SHANNON McBRIDE

few months ago April Dowdall

picked up her newspaper and read about a Kitchener- Waterloo family's battle

with cancer.

touched her

in

The

story

such a way that she

The second-year Conestoga law and security student noticed that the Swiech family had set up a bank account for donations. until later that

It

wasn

t

Dowdall realized she

could organize something bigger. "When I came to school it just

dawned on me that I had access to 410 students through the law and and police foundations programs." Dowdall said, adding that a fundraiser would be a good way to

security

lot

financial directed to Conestoga’s department. services any col“I wasn’t allowed to use adding said, she resources."

lege

decided to do something to help.

that

company)

sure every-

people had to make the dona-

on their own time. Dowdall's plan was to make 410 the copies of the article from

tions

pass Kitchener Record and simply students,

them out to her fellow making mention that any donations be given to the program could

administrator Heather Bortolussi. friends after talking with her

But

also a about the idea. Russell Kelly, stusecond-year law and security

dent, offered to story to

some of

tell

the

r

family’s

the larger classes

in the program. “I'm not a big spokesperson,"

Dowdall said in her quiet tone. “Russ was really passionate about wouldn t telling the story and we

will not pick errors,”

up

said

have done as well as out him.”

we

did with-

often Kelly went to classes of more than 100 students and told the and her story of Charlotte Swiech

with acute myelocytic her leukemia. He talked about hci ha\e to wanting struggle with -0husband, Michael, and her

diagnosis

sible to

month-old daughter. Victoria, by extenher side while going through Michael sive treatments in Toronto. after their has quit his job to look

to write a

to stick

do

You it)."

with the ulti-

book about

writing and

publishing a book."

'lL

with

husband and daughter, since most hospital lodges like the Ronald McDonald House didn't allow young children of the to stay with them because the

high risk of infection. The fundraiser lasted for two

weeks in December and the program raised almost $350 from donations alone. of young people in

me our program and it surprised to give." willing so were they that from

cance

up the fundraiser. you want to get something being done, you can. especially these here (Conestoga) you have all

setting

“If

resources around you.

Dowdall added that the fundraiswas easy to do and that she would do it again in a second. you helped "It feels good to know you don t though even someone

er

them." she said, adding that the stushe owes a big thank you to

know

dents and faculty

who donated their

time and their money. to respect "I think it’s important and care for people, especially

being

in the corrections

ing fields." "It's

lot

the time.

all

these days,” she said. When asked if she has ever conshe sidered writing a book herself, like jokingly answered, “I think I d

Kelly told the classes that any donations would go to lodging in

Dowdall said. She said she learned a

and

mate goal is to retire in five years. one of “I am going to slow down

Their only income was disability cheque of $1,000.

lot

it

project, Blaine also said her

a monthly-

have a

at

to like challenges (to

While she plans

Charlotte, snd be he with Charlotte. daughter and

for

almost next to impos-

that (start a business)

“You’re

would go into the books for

woman

“It’s

do

raise a family,” she said.

distributor.

"We

again.

it

a mother.

ing any money." and In the spring of 2002, Blaine national a to go to decided Hagey

the stores and sell

costs.

Working anywhere from weeks, to 60 hours during some as Blaine says it was really difficult

do 50

have

(sales reps)

it

for regrets,

describing Flog’s layout, which is often mistaken as a magazine because of its size. “It’s a lot harder to get more money if it looks like a magazine,” she said. Regardless of her success, Blaine says she doesn’t know if she would

“Having to box them and deliver them myself was cost prohibitive and too time-consuming,” said Blaine, adding, “We weren’t mak-

Toronto

print

Blaine said she wishes they would have designed the book to look smaller. “Perception is reality," she said,

As

books out onto the shelf allowed

for

will decide to

the print job the less

Having to package and deliver books themselves, Blaine and Hagey found the costs and time the they were spending to get

“They

we

go with a 20,000-to- 100,000

little profit.

Blaine and Hagey Toronto time staying overnight in

v

printed are sold)

the

spent days at a

ly

“Depending on the volume at that (when the books already

standstill,” said Blaine.

tion period.

into sell-

point

perfect because they (the

any costs for typo

a typday,” said Blaine, describing producbook’s the ical day during

.

By

paperwork for

make

Once the book was complete it was time to get the word out. Hagey had his first interview at a radio station advertising Flog on Sept. 1 1 2001, the same day the two twin towers in New York were attacked. “The first six months was a wipe a out because the world came to

book stores' and and Hagey soon

it

is

printing

to

Blaine.

golf

an invoice and people pay for

said

“There’s not a lot of

was

thing

one day expand

run,” said Blaine, adding the bigger

“You have

Hagey

to a

National Book their for applying Registry, Book Standard International Membership and obtaining the UPC codes for the books. The production for Flog took 10

more method of payment was much more secure. “You sell something. You make

risks. is

a

to get into the gift industry.

While market

“The paperwork

much

in

were then sent

prints

investors, as well as registering the

book

Canada," said Blaine. "That’s why it is important service

library

his (golf spelled backwards). Like about parody a is Flog past work.

golf

the photo shoots, the

The

are

did everything themselves including hiring the actors for the book,

store.

infrastructure low.”

the start Blaine and

From

books are on the shelves to either pay for the books or return them if they don’t sell. This does not benefit publishing companies, such as Flog, who have already spent the money to get the books out into the

ernment-funded program.

publishing companies

loans,

writing

to

ing other gift items and producing an anniversary edition of Playboar.

copies in one hour.

per year,

woman

hopes

is

government. She said the govern ment wants to know what people

Blaine, a business

she said.

for the future, Flog Publishing

As

and polic-

she said.

important to do your part,

however small

that

is.'


Page 16

— SPOKE, February

Life

2003

10,

Health gets boost from reducing toxins By JULI ANNA KERR

That box of laundry detergent

The average home is filled with and most people who live

toxins,

there don’t even realize

it.

In a time ripe with mysteriously

Vietnam.

cals in our lives is in order.

tribute to allergies,

There are healthier alternatives to the toxic agents with which we surround ourselves, and evidence of

ma, and can be found

their positive effects is building all

A

recent

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) survey has concluded that indoor air in the United States is anywhere from three to 70 times more polluted than outdoor

A

second

EPA

study announced

that the toxic

many

chemicals found in common household cleaners

are three times more likely to cause cancer than outdoor air considered to contain average levels of pollution.

Many commonly

used household cleaners contain dangerous agents that, used even in small quantities, can cause such ailments as allergies,

asthma and other

cancer,

Formaldehyde

is

Drain cleaners may cause bums and eyes. Furniture polish can contribute to skin and lung cancer. Antibacterial

to liver

cleaners

damage. And the

may

lead

list

goes

its

of indoor air pollution

on health, the

effects

Web

has posted bulletins with facts and hazards about home pollutants, as well as suggestions about how to site

minimize the threat that exists from these chemicals.

"Our immune system

is

very

powerful,” she says. “But household chemicals cause all kinds of

symptoms from cardiovascular problems, panic attacks and anxiety attacks to bedwetting.”

Woods and the operators of www.themomteam.com go on to describe a few of the dangerous pollutants lurking in the most unlikely of places.

New

gums, body odour, razor bum, skin rashes and cold sores. All without dangerous toxins and caustic agents.

on.

But does the last

few years, an

tea tree oil products.

It was sugput aside our everyday cleaners for a trial period. We

attention.

gested that

tea tree oil, an essential oil

extracted from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia.

natural

we

were told we would never go back once we had experienced the supe-

According to a www.wellbeinguk.com history, tea tree oil was first discovered in 1925 by British explorers. They witnessed the use of the essential oil by Australian Aborigines to treat skin conditions and various other ailments by brewing leaves of the tree to make

work?

family and I recently had the opportunity to sample a number of-

native to these highly caustic and toxic pollutants has been gaining

It is

it

My

alter-

But it wasn’t until about 40 years ago that widespread interest in the

in the area

dry skin, acne, bruises, bleeding

to skin

help raise awareness about dangerous pollutants in the home.

and

Advertising and catalogue information from Melaleuca boast successful relief and treatment of ailments including cuts and abrasions,

mouthwashes, toothpastes, coffee and even sandwich baggies.

a healing tea.

With the help of Joyce Woods, who completed her doctoral degree

shakes.

some

immune system failings. The Web site www.themomteam.com has been designed to

The company offers everyfrom household cleaners, laundry supplies, shampoo, and lotions and soaps, to vitamins, energy bars and weight-control

thought to concancer and asthin

soothing, aromatic and non-

thing

antiperspirants,

Over

air.

ing,

caustic.

as a deadly herbicide developed by the U.S. for military use in

nagging and undiagnosed ailments, perhaps a closer look at the chemi-

the time.

some amount of the tea tree oil the company considers to be penetrat-

may contain lye. This spray cleaner may contain dioxin or Agent Orange, which you may remember

rior cleaning

and healing powers of were told we would notice changes in our health, and we were told these changes would tea tree oil.

We

So was it true? Yes. The oil-based cleaners

tree found

were

strong and fast acting, without the bitter

aromas

such

that often

accompany

No

products.

hazardous labelling could be found on any products - except for one warning.

and fungicide began. Amid growing concerns about chemical pollutants and their

The products could be

side effects, natural options such as tea tree oil suddenly became fashionable. And now there is more

replaced soaps, lotions and hair-care products with those containing tea tree oil. After only a few

information to support the strength of natural options.

days, dry skin was moisturized (and stayed that way), and dry and

antiseptic

Www.wellbeing-uk.com there

is

body of port

the

now

says

a large and growing

clinical evidence to sup-

anecdotal

claims

made

over 50 years of the therapeutic virtues of tea tree oil.

Companies

American-based

like

catalogue business Melaleuca: the

Wellness

Company have

what they

created

environmentally

call

sensitive

products. All

released

by

Melaleuca

products include

(Internet photo)

Therapeutic

begin almost immediately.

irritating to

the eyes.

We

damaged

hair

felt

and

looked

healthier and softer.

A

tea tree oil tooth polish made a difference in less than a week. It tastes a little funny,

and it does not feature a recommendation from the

American Dental Association, but it

made our

teeth feel far cleaner

than what we’d been using, not to mention the fact that our teeth were considerably shinier and whiter. It

has been our experience that

extracted from the bushy Melaleuca alternifolia

oil is

most commonly

these products cost about the

in

Australia.

same

as the

name brands you would

in the

grocery store, with the possi-

Most of the success stories seem to be passed along by word of mouth. But if you or someone you know is

find

exception

ble

of the vitamins, which are quite expensive. For more than a year, I have

experiencing illnesses or symptoms

from which there

experienced mysterious symptoms that seem to have no root cause. I have undergone numerous tests and

new

I

far,

my

Perhaps that is due in part to the chemicals in our lives. And perhaps not. But it’s becoming an increas-

lifestyle.

nothing has worked. Until

ingly realistic possibility.

now.

In any case, it certainly doesn’t hurt to minimize the caustic substances that surround us. Reducing

After less than a month of using products containing tea tree oil, I

have noticed a difference. fewer headaches and I feel

I I

get

the amount of toxins in the could never be a bad thing. Products containing tea tree

have

more energy. Our home seems cleaner and

is

toxins and odours of caustic clean-

and many grocery isn’t to

say that tea tree

for everyone. There

is still

documented proof of

its

oil is

cialized

products

minimal

through

mail

benefits.

Internet.

stores.

can

order

More be

or

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found on the

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r

home

oil as well as other natural options can be found in health stores, pharmacies

not cluttered by the

ers.

That

relief, per-

I960.

things from my have also tried adding

things to

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America have almost doubled since

tried eliminating lifestyle.

is

new approach is a good idea. Woods says cancer rates in North

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Feature

SPOKE, February

2003

10,

— Page 17

Pet owners spoil their best friends “Next time you have a party, lock your pet in a room where it can stay safe and alcohol-free,” says De

By ANDREA SMITH As you gaze

into those adorable

Lomba.

your heart pounds because your you feel so much love for closest friend, your “baby.”

good or cute and you want reward

You look down from the table at your plate full of

Your arm “accidentally”

and the food you dropped bled up in a minute.

slips

your child or your I’m talking about

an

your beloved house pet. According to a recent survey of

are “Safe” to

owners conducted by the Hospital Animal American per cent (AAHA), 52 Association

is

know

it

really

that

people

or dog.

Low-fat, low-salt, healthy breads or starches such as plain rice cakes, plain popcorn, low-salt crackers,

shredded

spoil their pets. It’s hard not to give

your pet treats or

white

gifts all the time.

are cute, furry

They

Wyant

you all the attention you need when no one else is there (Photo by Andrea Smith)

it.

The AAHA

study also found that 84 per cent of owners consider their pets their children. A survey

done by Pet Suppliers Plus found that 28 per cent of owners claimed to spend more on their pets for Christmas than their spouses. More more on their pets

than half spent

than their in-laws. Spoiling your pet could

mean

just

table it a few scraps off the here and there or a couple of new

giving

toys every month.

Or maybe you

take your pet to

gourmet nibbles, designer clothing,

lab/beagle

handmade

aro-

matherapy. In the Pet Suppliers Plus report, buy 77 per cent said they’d rather luxury items than practical ones for their pets.

The pet fashion industry pulls in $500 million a year. Mickey Smith, owner of a fiveyear-old lab/beagle

named

Tasha,

says the dog always sleeps with him and his wife at night on their bed.

Smith’s wife, Colleen, says she usually has to sleep at the corner of

is

is

lazy and just

the door for

someone

sleep with us,” says Colleen.

For instance, contrary to the old wives tale, milk is not good for cats because it can ruin its gastrointesti-

give both

Tasha makes sure she

Geoff Bough, a police foundaspoils tions student, says he also

gives her family

lots

of love.

“She hates to be alone.

If

you

are

“He

Bones are not good to feed your dog either. Whether it is chicken, steak or pork chop bones, they can splinter

stay.

Sam, who

is

approximately

technically has his

own

chair

and he does whatever he wants like jumping on the table.

-

Live longer with daily physical

activity-,

easily

and can ruin the

mouth and esophagus.

DeLomba

says that the fragments

of the bone can lodge in the stomach and could require surgical removal.

your cat or cooked. are they Whether dog.

Onions can be toxic

life Is short, fret

says

when

cells.

the nutrient labels of these treats, since some contain large amounts

of fats and thus should also be lim-

“Loss of the red blood cells anemia, which has serious consequences for companion animals. Pets that are anemic may

If you give them too many treats, then you may have a pet that won’t eat anything else. This is called a picky eater, and it is not healthy for

your furry friend.

have pale gums, show difficulty breathing, and seem weak and depressed.”

“You can

that

alcohol. late, grapes, caffeine and Some people may think that it is

funny to get your pet drunk. The

dogs and cats have less body weight than humans and can become drunk very quickly.

aw

to

the

salt

alcohol is a used to lower the and water present in says

body by increasing

lost as urine).

drunk

it

When

will lose all

and their training window.

its

not too

start off

by mixing

in a

article titled

Finding a Recipe for

Success with Picky Eaters on Oct. 8. 2002 on www.vetcentric.com. “Praise the dog for eating from bowl, but remain neutral when giving the odd treat outside meal-

its

time.”

Veterinarian Jon Vilhauer

men-

tions a stricter method.

“Put out a bowl of dog food and pick up whatever the dog has left the after 15 or 20 minutes. Once

dog realizes it gets the food in its bowl or nothing at all, and gets hungry enough, it will start eating.” It is

also a

good idea not

to give

inhibitions

your pet attention and encouragement to eat because they like it when you fuss over them.

go out the

Kathryn Michel, a veterinarian,

the

amount

your pet gets

will

it is

small amount of table scraps,” says Joe Barges, a veterinarian, in an

your pet should see a veterinarian immediately if they have eaten onions. Other bad foods include choco-

De Lomba

change your

late.

failure.

says

like to

pet’s eating habits, then

Other symptoms of an anemic animal include reddish brown to urine, which can eventually lead

DeLomba

you would

If

results in

amount of

best to feed

many pet treats on the market that are safer than most people foods. Remember to check

diuretic (a drug

nal system.

it is

ited.”

the hemoglobin is damaged, the body works to rid itself of the damaged

DeLomba

says that

food intake. “There are

fact is

tric.com.

paws, say please (a smaller, quieter “woof' than a normal bark), and

his cat,

DeLomba, a vetWhat Not to

Feed Your Pet on www.vetcen-

Tasha has also learned many she tricks. Besides opening doors, roll over, sit pretty,

are

erinarian, in an article

19 years old.

yard. In return,

said Elizabeth L.

to

substance that damages red blood cells by causing the hemoglobin to

kidney

consequences.

supposed to feed their pets, but not enough owners are aware of foods that make cats and dogs very ill,”

door on

can

now is way out,”

its

“Most people know what they

teeth

“The only thing she needs says Colleen.

and a rope she likes to tug on, and free roam of the house and back-

have

at

marks on the front door handle. They guess it is from her trying to open that door too.

the

room (which Colleen

Sometimes it is hard not to give your pet attention and junk food when it has done something good. However, being “well fed and giving your pet human foods could

out.

to close the

doesn’t like Tasha sitting on but she gets away with it), a ton of balls

Colleen.

to let her

The Smiths have even found

is

and food, but we usually feed her a bit of our table scraps,” says

go

fresh or dehydrated, they contain allyl propl disulfide, which is a

break apart.

shall we say, a little “well fed.” “Tasha has her own dog treats

will occasionally let herself out to the to the bathroom but most of

time she

affectionate says

a suck. He likes to hug you by putting his paws around your neck.” Tasha and Sam are also both,

“Sam

Tasha knows how to open the back sliding door by herself. She pushes the door with her nose until it opens a bit and will squeeze her body through. She

paws

Sam is

Bough.

also a smart dog.

learn

in the living

In return,

the

spoiled,

the bed because Tasha and Mickey take up all the room. “We bought our dog her own bed but it is not good enough, she has to

The dog even has her own chair

Sam even sleeps on the pillow on Bough’s bed and will sometimes push him off.

one home with her she will become your own shadow," says Mickey, adding, “And if you come home when she has been left alone for awhile you can forget about taking off your shoes and jacket because Tasha will attack you with lots of hugs and kisses.” Tasha hugs you by sitting on her hind legs and wrapping her front the only

paws around you. Along with being

or

wheat cereal, cooked cooked pasta and others

your pet good quality commercial pet food, and limit treats to less than 10 per cent of the total daily

she is just playing with her rope, one of her Tasha, a five-year-old lab/beagle, may look vicious but room and likes sleeping in her owner s bed. favourite toys. She has her own chair in the living

expensive spas, country clubs and exercise facilities, or give them beds, jewelry

rice,

are also safe.

and innocent

pets will give

to give

broc-

others are safe to give to your cat

ily

isn't surprising to

carrots,

boiled or baked potatoes, fruits such as bananas, apples, pears and

other fam-

members. With this information,

like

squash, green beans, removed from the cob,

corn

them best, thing same the think cent per 31 about their significant other, and it

Sneak on www.vet-

Vegetables

listens to

eight per cent think

in

that

coli, celery,

of people surveyed think their pet

one who

Human Foods

article titled

centric.com.

pci

the

human

says Lesli Wyant, a veterinarian,

significant other,

is

it

There are many ways to reward your pet without harming it. “Some human foods are OK to give to your darling companion,’

By now you may know I’m not talking about

to

think about the conse-

scraps.

gob-

is

it,

quences before feeding

and back up food.

your pel does something

When

eyes

A large amount of alcohol can cause worse consequences. Your behavioural develop can pet depression, depressed respiration, cardiac arrest, and even death.

as says in the article that as long your doa is a healthy adult, it is

OK

to use this

method

to

wean dogs

extension VI

advice. healthy eating and following your doctor’s

off

people food -*but never try' the batundertle of wills with puppies, cats. or pets, diabetic weight dogs,

aemnW. MMXMtWl

www.pgrticipochon COtn


Page 18

— SPOKE, February

Where

is

MARC HULET

By

10,

college’s support for varsity sports? suggestions for the college. "I

Conestoga College

many

known

is

for

camcommunity. But one

positive things, both on

pus and

in the

thing the college

supporting

known

not

is

for

is

sports teams.

its

The coach of the men’s varsity hockey team, Greg Rickwood, says Conestoga’s fan support is one of the weakest in the league.

“When we attend games Clair we play in front of fans,” he says. “At

at

St.

1,500 Conestoga, we

are fortunate to get

50 or 60 specta- most of them family.”

tors

And

this is the best

turnouts

the

in

season for

three

years

Rickwood has been coaching

the

hockey team.

He

thinks the school should be

more

doing

support

to

varsity

sports.

“Our team is rarely discussed in Spoke and games are not readily announced to the student population.”

Rickwood, who school

is

also a high

does have some

teacher,

Sports

2003

would

Rickwood does

like to see the business

marketing program set up a partnership with the varsity teams,

It

was another successful year

for the alumni indoor soccer tourna-

ment.

The event took place over two 1

and the

men

women

playing on Feb. playing on Feb. 2.

The tournament was separated into two pools. The first men’s pool included: Conestoga Condors, Alumni I, St. Lawrence (Brockville),

Niagara and Sheridan. The second pool for the men’s included: Alumni II, Seneca, Royal Military College (R.M.C.), George Brown and Canadore.

The men’s Alumni great

record

all

I

team had a

day,

The men’s Alumni

team

McDermott

“Students should support varsity sports because if they don’t, varsity

the final playoff spot. All students

games.”

may become a thing of the he says. “To see a fellow classmate or school friend compet-

points and his physical play.

The team’s problems don’t end with fan support.

and faculty should come out and show their support for the team and make up for the lack of support the team received for the bulk of

“Andrew is a power forward who can take control of the game when he needs to.”

them

hockey team providing giveaways and incentives for students and community members to attend home

team also won their first game of the day 2-1 over Canadore, tied their second game 1-1 against R.M.C., won their third game over George Brown 1-0, and lost 6-1 in their last game of the day against Seneca 6-

Rickwood says another obstacle - and all other varsity teams at the college - is the

Recreation

away

come

exhilarated with a craving to

return.”

There are some very exciting reasons to watch

it,

says there are a

as well.

which forces hockey bags

recorded three shutouts

the athletes to carry

gets a lot out of coaching the team.

and

and from the “Conestoga is one

“The best part of coaching the team is the camaraderie with the players, both on the ice and away from the arena. We spend a great

league,”

goalies

deal of time together,”

stopping.”

to

arena,” he says.

of only two colleges in the league that does not offer a team dressing

room

to their

hockey team.”

at

Rickwood

whose performances stand out. “Our goalie, Jeff Young, has is

this

season

the premier goalie in the

Rickwood

says.

“Jeff’s

to

make

saves

that

would not even think of

5-0 over

St.

Brown

II

game,

This

St.

was

Lawrence

better

/m W|jpSl|

at least

Himmelman.

j

i

n

if

the score

is

still

tied,

it

penalty shots.

Himmelman

said the tournament “growing, growing and grow-

ing.”

Marlene Ford was not only co-ordinator of the

but also played on the varsity

and intramural

the

tournament,

Alumni

team. “She’s responsible for

all

I

the

sports,” said

Himmelman, is

mSmM

adding, “She (Ford) also a graduate of Conestoga.”

The alumni association sponsors four of the alumni teams. Being part of the alumni also has a cou-

ple

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

Amanda

Drexler of the Conestoga Condors tries to get the ball from a Seneca player. The final score was 1-0 for Seneca.

Every person who graduates becomes an alumni member. “You pay into the alumni your first term of your first-semester, it’s a prepaid plan,” said Monica

Himmelman, alumni

services offi-

of other perks. The alumni

services puts out a magazine twice a year, called Connections, and presently, alumni services is offer-

ing discount tickets to Chicopee

Ski Club for $18 for four hours. cer,

adding,

“It

costs about $25

and change.”

These tickets are available to alumni members, students and .

The indoor soccer tournament raked in approximately $1,200$1,300. “The money goes to scholarships for varsity athletes.

friends.

The alumni

association also held

an open skate on Feb. 2 from 2 to 3 p.m.

2 O o 3

DROP BY THE RECREATION CENTRE TODAY AND TAKE PART IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE Conestoga College Varsity Hockey vs Seneca Sting home game

of the season

Wednesday, February 12th

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a bronze medal.”

“The scholarships are given out the awards banquet in April,”

is

away

every year and is the only school to include alumni teams.

this year.

goes into a sudden-death, fiveminute overtime; if the score is still tied, then the teams take

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Seneca,

annual women’s indoor soccer tournament and the fifth annual men’s alumni indoor soccer tournament. Conestoga hosts this tournament

the

the team

“In order for this season to be successful, I truly believe we

game

team

.

make

Each game was 25 minutes long. At the end of the championship

ninth

Last

to

Rickwood says than it has shown

St.

game of the day

the

Condors struggle

the

said

Lawrence, tied and Sheridan

lost 1-0 to

their final

who

It has been a season of disappointments on and off the ice, as

at

The first women’s pool included: Conestoga Condors, Alumni I, Canadore, St. Lawrence (Kingston) and Seneca. The second pool included: Alumni II, St. Lawrence (Brockville), Sheridan. Niagara and George Brown. The women’s Alumni I team took home the championship, after going undefeated all day. They beat the Alumni II team 1-0, they won 2-0 over

second to

is

a quiet person

is

plays loud on the ice.”

/

1.

against Seneca,

“His hitting ability none. Josh

annual soccer tournament

up short against Niagara 1-0 and

2-1

impressed

eye.

deserve

won their first game 2-1 against Sheridan, and their second game against St. Lawrence 5-0, but came 3-2 to Alumni

has

his high level of

Second-year defenceman Josh Dennis has also caught the coach’s

is

most

League

leadership, ability to contribute key

playoffs.

ability to anticipate the play allows

him

ing onto the East Coast after graduation.

Rickwood

number of players

Rickwood, who has also coached hockey at the university, junior and minor league levels, says that he

2-0 against

varsity

ATHLETICS &

attend Conestoga. Fans will

the season.

lack of a varsity dressing room. “It is a real problem not having a personal space to store equipment,

and won

1.

COLLEGE

ing against various colleges gives a sense of pride that they

facing the team

their first

CONESTOGA

athletics

past,”

The women’s Conestoga Condors varsity team tied Canadore 0-0 in

II

after college is limited, Young and team captain Andrew McDermott both have legitimate shots at mov-

Rickwood with

won

-0 in over-

The Conestoga men’s

end of

Conestoga Condors are fighting with Cambrian College for

students.

ing completely with the

blanked Niagara 3-0.

1

the

The

says. “At St.

hockey team has eight sports marketing students work-

The women’s Alumni

championship game

against Seneca, but lost time.

find that the

I

Seneca.

Rickwood

George

to the

by

his college career.

very

tion out of supporting their fellow

munity,”

Sheridan 2-1. The Alumni it

into a first-line player

is

hospitable between periods.

Clair, their

Niagara 2-1, and defeating St" Lawrence 8-0 in their second game. However, they came up short to

made

He

campus bar

Lawrence, 2-0 over Conestoga and 5-0 over Canadore.

beating

1

the nicest arena in the league.

Rickwood says that, although the opportunity for college players to advance to a higher level of hockey

Even if students are not fans of hockey, Rickwood says they can get a lot of enjoyment and satisfac-

lost

days, with the

says. “I also enjoy seeing a player develop from a fourth-line player

most satisfying part of the job.” There are two games left in the season, with one home game remaining on Feb. 12 against

Alumni score big By CARRIE H OTO

has

also says the

where students would be given course credit to promote or market the varsity teams in the com-

point out though

in his opinion,

Conestoga,

that

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Thank you The CSI would like to take this opportunity to thank the following people who contributed to the success of the Polar Plunge and Winter Carnival: 30 jumpers and plungers who

*

raised over $1500 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation *

First-year students

from the

Association for their donation of $800 *

Paramedic program *

First-year students

the

Law and

Chartwells and Food Services Staff

from

Security/Police

Foundations program

We

The Conestoga College Alumni

*

The

staff

and students

of

Conestoga College

could not succeed without your help

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you for helping so many people through your contribution.

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