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Monday, February

17,

2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

CBSA gets

bigger

34th Year

— No. 7

Conestoga

By DANIEL ROTH

now ITAL

The students of media studies can a part of the Computer and

now be

Business

Students

(CBSA). The CBSA added students

when

Association the additional

the School of

Media

Studies merged with the School of

By TORI SUTTON

only

CBSA,

said

it

Conestoga College is now an of technology and advanced learning (ITAL), as designated by the provincial government on Feb. 10. The announcement delivered by Dianne Cunningham, minister of training, colleges and universities,

was

institute

take on the additional

fair to

students in media studies as they

already represent the students in the school of IT.

“When media

merged

studies

with the school of IT

we

felt

it

would be wrong to represent one school and not the other” she said. According to Kunkle, the association was a little apprehensive about taking on the media studies students as they

knew

little

about

programs or the people in them. The CBSA decided to approach the co-ordinators of the media studies programs to gain a better understanding of who the students were and what the programs conthe

sisted of.

“Who better to get an overall impression of the programs and the people then from the co-ordinators themselves?” said Kunkle. However, the co-ordinators of advertising,

broadcast —

radio and

and jour-

television, graphic design

nalism the

CBSA

and broadcast felt should have gone to the

print

students directly.

Mike Thumell, co-ordinator of broadcast — radio and television (BRT), said the approach from the CBSA could have been better. “I didn’t like the way I found out about

this. I

was more or

less told

by the CBSA that they are coming and will be recruiting our students,” he said. Myron Schwadchuck, co-ordinator of graphic

design,

said

the

took place

at

a press conference at

Doon campus. This designation will allow the college Conestoga’s

(Photo by Daniel Roth)

Josh Gould, vice-president of information technology and media studies for the Computer and Business Student Association (CBSA), and Jessika Kunkle, public relations officer for the CBSA, approached the co-ordinators of all media studies programs to explain how their students can now be a part of the student-run organization.

CBSA

should have arranged to talk

directly with the students. “It’s an organization started by students, for students and run by the stu-

dents. I leave

assess the

-

who

benefits

those

who

it

for the students to

better to understand

of the

CBSA

than

receive them,” he said.

Christina Jonas, co-ordinator of journalism - print and broadcast,

agreed with Schwadchuck, saying the co-ordinators shouldn’t be the

ones to inform media studies students about the CBSA. “They should recruit student reps from each class, and the reps could be the liaison,” she said, adding communication about the CBSA and its plans has been poor to date.

“What dents

is

I’ve heard

from the

that they don’t

CBSA, especially now represented by them,”

that

about the they are

stu-

know much

To address some of the co-ordiKunkle recently met with each of them and explained what the CBSA is and what they do. She also presented

nators’ concerns,

co-ordinators with a folder filled with information for them to

the

present to their students.

Jonas said some of the co-ordinahow best to dissemi-

tors discussed

nate the information, and decided to post the CBSA information sheets in the hallway on the third floor for

read

media studies students

to

to

its year-end awards banquet, which media studies students can now attend. However, all of the programs in media studies, except for advertising, have their own awards

banquets already.

Continued on Page 2

meet

with

through partnerships. “Our colleges have demonstrated their ability to deliver new high quality

programs

that prepare stu-

dents for highly

skilled

jobs

Cunningham,

in

a

press

in

said

economy,”.

release.

training.”

Starting in 2002, the provincial

government began an assessment program for applied degrees at Ontario colleges. So far, Conestoga

we

pro-

Tibbits. John said Conestoga College president, in a press release. “As an ITAL we will

duce,”

goals

be able to reach these through expanded programming and innovative course offerings." Along with Conestoga, Humber

and

Sheridan

Georgian Barrie, will

with

institute

a great

start in

a

game

against the

ended up

Seneca

losing 6-4.

Sting Feb. 12 at the

See

story

Page

22.

designation.

College,

located

expand existing

universities

also

colleges

ITAL

received

‘C centre, leading 4-1 after two periods. However, they

potential

to

in

links

establish

for

there

are

to the designation,

worried students coming to may not realize all applied degree programs will not necessarily be recognized is

college from high school

by universities. “They don’t have

to recognize applied degrees as a baccalaureate to put towards a master’s or honour’s degree,” he said. As well, funding issues may come to light because of the desig-

nation.

“The government

an

of university partnerships

and advanced studies. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) President Jon Olinski said the new

not giving

is

out any additional funding to ITAL schools,” he said. “More resources are necessary for support of the

programs.”

Some grant money will be given by the government per student. But in order to be eligible for ITAL designation, colleges must have a realistic

own

plan to support their

growth and development without

on their success and respond employers’ needs for advanced

quality of skilled labour

off to

the

remain

to

grams at 18 schools. “To continue to fuel community prosperity we must be able to increase both the quantity and

Conestoga Condors got

with

provincial funding.

approved 34 applied degree pro-

Stung by the Sting

But

“By allowing more choices among colleges, we are helping them build

degree programs, the maximum number allowed per college. As of had province the year, last

(Photo by Carrie Hoto

position like that.”

He

the

involvement

research

“Employers Toyota require their management to have degrees and now our students would be qualified for a like

said Olinski.

province’s increasing need for skilled employees. According to the province, ITAL programs can make up to 15 per cent of programs offered at Conestoga. Along with serving up degree programs to students, flexibility in bridging courses will enable certificate and diploma holders to earn a degree. Also, emphasis will be placed on industry and specialized sectoral support for new programs and increased applied

for students in

industry,” said Olinski.

some downfalls

new and expanded degree

today’s

at their leisure.

The CBSA raises funds throughout the year to subsidize the cost of

she said.

to offer

programs

“Applied degree programs offer

more opportunity

increased opportunity,

has received approval to run four

i

for the students of Conestoga.

fits

Jessika Kunkle. public relations officer for the

many bene-

designation will have

Information Technology (IT).

Additionally,

within

must

colleges

college

the

of

applied arts and technology system and demonstrate they are responding to the economic need in the community. Colleges are required

maintain the current level and range of college programs at the certificate, diploma and post-diploto

ma

levels.

Adult

and

training

apprenticeship programs should also not suffer.

Despite the advancements some say ITAL designation will bring to the college, the College Student Alliance w'ithout fer a

(CSA) worries colleges ITAL designation may suf-

decrease in student applica-

tion.

Representing

140.000

across the province, the

undesignated colleges

students

CSA

said

w ill now have

difficulty attracting students,

which

will affect their funding levels.

Since colleges depend on enrolfigures for funding, schools

ment

who

did not receive the

ignation

may

be

left

ITAL

des-

scrambling for

money. concerns have been whether struggling northern colleges, none of which received the designation, will be

As

well,

raised

as

to

negatively affected.


— SPOKE, February

Page 2

17,

News

2003

Bash

Biz

on a decline

ticket sales

fun,” but pointed out that, “Last

By DAN EL ROTH I

year a lot more people came and that

Despite the change of venue and altering marketing

student

Cupid Gets Plastered Biz Bash were worse than for the sales at the

He

tickets

and 15 couple’s

little

Sammy’s

is

Livingstone agreed and added, could use a few more people

too.”

Tyson (Photo by Daniel Roth)

The 78 Biz Bash

marketing strategies included: having major sponsors like Molson Canadian and the Stag

of

Everyone who attended Cupid Gets Plastered enjoyed all the given out by Molson prizes

attached to

Canadian.

Valentine’s Biz

However,

regulations

college

prizes inside (the prizes could be

prohibit the advertisement of alco-

Biz Bash) and

hol at school events and so this

were put into the

major sponsor could not be used to promote ticket sales. The venue change also may have been a factor in poor attendance. “Some people were really excited to have a Biz Bash at Abstract and just as many people would not go because of the venue change,” Kunkle said “I personally really enjoy the atmosphere at Abstract. “But there seems to be a stigma

the

National Post.

(left)

and Good

Residence’s

“Apparently

a scary bar.

who was at the Bash sees now, that

“But as everyone preconception

is

unwarranted,” she

turnouts at Biz Bashes.

said.

Kunkle said

meagre

that despite

ticket sales she is not

the future of Biz

worried about

Bash

parties.

all

last

that the tickets at the

the four contestants in the contest.

party of the year sell them-

selves

many

as

are

teachers

And

attendance.

in

something

it’s

everyone looks forward to. who attended Students Valentine’s party

made

the

the best of

the situation.

Schnarr

Steph Jantzi, a general business it’s a lot of

and Jantzi

(left)

student, said, “I think

Davis

(left)

and Kaufman

Co-ordinators unhappy Continued from Page 1 Most of the co-ordinators

small

in

ticipate

school-wide

awards banquet. “Broadcasting already has a successful awards banquet and

a

student

in at the last

filled

there

night.

Most of the

students

who

attend-

ed the formal said cheaper alcohol and more people would have made the evening better. Although they still had fun and made the best out of the night. First-year student Greg Hislop said if the formal was open.to more

,

of a draw to

AUGUST 31,

2006.

The terms

of reference fcr these elected internal members are the same as those for members of the Board cif Governors. Nomination forms w8i be posted on February 17, 2003. Nomination forms avll also ba available in the office of the Secretary-Treasurer of the Board (Kevin Malian) externally eppcintetj

bulletin

ELECTION DATE: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 , 2003

wouldn’t

want

to

the awards banquet

by joining with anyone

at this

point.”

Deborah Reyner, advertising

after a

few drinks and

CBSA

for the

is

a

stu-

saying she wouldn’t want her

number of

small

having a

lost in the shuffle.

Louis,

blast.

go

first-year student

who

John

St.

was persuaded the formal by his friends,

to

said he

was glad he went. Louis said more advertising might have helped numbers.

Some

students,

like

first-year

Kelly Dekker, were a little disappointed with the night beyond the high

practical

nursing

student

and lack of people. Dekker was hoping to re-live her

prices

hour or beards on March 20, 2003

I

down

some dancing, Hislop ended up

high school formal, but after an

MARCH 13,2003

students.

water

dents, but agreed with Thumell,

but

OPEN TO ALL PERSONS EMPLOYED BY THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, CONESTOGA COLLEGE, ON A FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME BASIS WHO ARE NEITHER AN ACADEMIC NOR A SUPPORT STAFF MEMBER.

our students feel attached to it,” said Thumell, adding, “Our banquet relates directly to our industry and so do the awards for our

good organization,

to

MEMBER

their

may have been more

So did 2004.

at

feel

would be lost if they merged with the larger business

co-ordinator, said the

GOVERNORS).

AUGUST 31

shared

than residence students then there

However,

be posted on campus

and Mark Kaufman, both first-year recreation and leisure students. They won a T-shirt and some strawberry lube from the Stag Shop

were able to make requests for the music they wanted to hear all

is

OPEN TO ALL FULL TIME AND PART TIME STUDENTS ENROLLED IN A PROGRAM OF INSTRUCTION (A GROUP OF RELATED COURSES LEADING TO A DIPLOMA., CERTIFICATE OR OTHER DOCUMENT AWARDED BY THE BOARD OF

to

bump and

the

night before the formal, students

numbers

STUDENT

Closing date for nominations:

The winners of

grind contest were Emily Davis

for having the dirtiest dance out of

the Biz Bashes.”

She added

it.

-

always a

here

bad time of

the

and those who do have money are mostly saving it for spring break. The formal, which was held at

2003

is

is

the year because people are broke

Larkin said this

-

Biz Bash

last

Molson Canadian

though.”

clearly is a group that represents

why

were low.

2003

“The

big hit and has the best turnout of

that

programs’ ban-

understood

AS FOLLOWS:

nominees

it’s

“The number will increase for the end of the year Blow-Out. “Historically Biz Bashes held in January and February are not well attended and I have seen worse

quets

is

IS TO BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE CONESTOGA COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS AND TECHNOLOGY BOARD OF GOVERNORS FROM E&Gfcf OF THE FOLLOWING TWO CATEGORIES:

1,

Biz Bash and

was a misunderstanding with another DJ the

it

ONE PERSON

TERM OF OFFICE: SEPTEMBER

first

disappointed by the

the camaraderie and friendship

ELECTION NOTICE

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

my

little

who minute when

resident adviser Anita Larkin said

at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre Sunset Beach formal, but numbers did not stop things from heating up_ From limbo contests to hoolahoop competitions, residence students got away from the books and had some fun.

,

is

I’m a

“Our students rarely get involved with the CSI and that

trary

people

TERM OF OFFICE: SEPTEMBER 1

feeling about the event.

Edelweiss on Feb. 6, was decorated with streamers and balloons and thanks to DJ Fright, a Conestoga

it was hoped a hundred would have been sold, conto the 40 tickets that were,

Although tickets

not have been a lot of

it.

formal poorly attended

first

By KATE V AN DEVE N

ELIGIBILITY IS

19-year-old

a

turnout,” he said, adding, “It’s great

Shop at the party, advertisements on the college radio station, an information table set up at the college with balloons to pop with at

mixed

“This

Cupid Gets Plastered Biz Bash on Feb. 6, made it the poorest attended the school year. However, students in attendance had fun regardless.

tickets sold for the

Different

inserts

Mclver,

electrical engineering student, had

a different crowd.

Lists ol

like the bar,” said

“It

The venue for the event was changed from Stages night club to Club Abstract in hopes of attracting

may

I

“I think

a better place for the party.”

advance.”

There

Mark

students, were a unsure about the event.

Good, adding,

even more discouraging fact Kunkle said is that, “The number of people actually coming through the door was less than the tickets sold

Livingstone

and

agement studies

were of 78

tickets

An

flyer

Good

“I’m not sure

redeemed

defi-

could be a

better. “It

it

Tanya

people.

in

make

Livingstone, both first-year man-

singles

sold in advance, for a total

Jantzi.

lot busier.”

public relations officer for the Computer and Business Student

Association (CBSA), 48

better.”

more people would

said

nitely

Kunkle,

Jessika

to

it

Waterloo University,

at

came with

previous one.

According

always makes

Darryl Schnarr, an engineering

ticket

tactics,

so, realized

they were not

similar.

However, no matter what the reaction to the formal was,

stu-

away with memories; and the lucky ones, memories and door prizes.

dents walked

Even though

students to be

events.

of the students. still see broadcasting students more or less sticking with all

“I

fellow broadcasting students.

“There has been some bonding between journalism and broadcast, but even that has been slow,” he said. Kunkle said media studies students who wish to participate in the CBSA will gain work experience and they will get to participate in a group with students they wouldn’t normally get to work with.

“Whenever people from differsectors meet and work

ent

together they learn valuable peo-

ple

skills,”

“They

the co-ordinators

she

will learn

said,

how

thrive in a small

adding,

to

work and

group

situation

weren’t comfortable speaking on

in a totally different aspect than

behalf of the students, they sug-

in their respective

gested that most of the students

Kunkle said media studies dents have a lot to offer

wouldn’t have the time to participate in many of the events. “We have great students, and they’ve often helped me out by sitting on the program advisory committee and taking on other important tasks,” said Jonas, adding, “But we have an intense

program

that

requires

the stu-

dents to do a lot of work.

I

think

a student would have to be very keen to take on the role of class rep.”

Thurnell said a lot of his students hardly have the time to par-

programs.” stu-

the

CBSA. “It’s not just about what we offer them, but what they can offer us.

“Media

studies

not widely

programs

known about

are

in the

student population. Business and

IT students will learn about programs they would have normally not have given a second thought to.

“The

CBSA

also

offers job

experience to those who get involved in' an executive role,” she said.


News udent By ANDREA SMITH

APICS

at

Conestoga College

can earn a valuable experience if they apply for the APICS International Scholarship.

To be

It is

to

pay

will then

cover things

with

At the conference, motivational speakers gave the students an idea of what is available in the produc-

A

full scholarship would be up $800, but typically most Canadian students get a partial

to

scholarship.

Thee Bounkeuth, a third-year management student, dis-

material

won

the scholarship in

September 2002. He was the Canadian to ever receive the

first

full

scholarship.

"The scholarship opened my eyes to the APICS society and how broad

it

is,”

he said.

The Canadian APICS

society

is

called the Educational Society for

Resource Management. They deal with working in a manufacturing world.

“It is

gain and

tion

it

field.

Sony,

hotel Oct. 25-30.

awesome experience

an

who

to

a great networking

is

it is

a once-

apply,

The deadline

Companies such

“I didn’t

when

won

I

for

year’s

this

April 23.

is

know what

to

expect

the scholarship,” said

Bounkeuth, adding,

as

“I have never anything outside the school. Being chosen by an international committee was an awesome expe-

won

recruited students and

gave them information about their innovative products within the manufacturing field, and Microsoft, which was promoting its upcoming manufacturing system called People Soft, attended

rience.”

Bounkeuth was also able to interCEOs of major corporations and APICS president Bob act with

the conference.

Collins.

“The most valuable experience I gained myself was hearing the

APICS International is broken down into four chapters. There is

speaker Steven. C. Lunein, who wrote a book called Fish. He dealt with the working environment and how you can bring positive and negative energy towards the work

the

force,” said

sists

student chapter, which conof students from colleges and

universities,

Bounkeuth.

ence overall. I met some incredible people and if anyone can apply for

the

parent chapter,

(Photo by Andrea Smith)

ANDREA SMITH

The first Guelph Chamber of Commerce Millennium Scholarship is coming to Conestoga College. Students who have entered a college technology or trades pro-

gram

directly following

gradua-

from a Guelph secondary school will be eligible to win the

tion

award of $500. You must also be involved in a full-time, post-secondary program in either the school of engineering technology or trades and have superior academic achievement in Grades 11 and 12. You also have to be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada, and demonstrate leader-

full

scholarship

upwards

London. The top chapInternational, which includes people from all over the ter is

to

“Conestoga College currently second largest student society in North America, with about 100 students,” said

so students and professionals can

To apply to Conestoga’s student chapter you can either volunteer or

mingle,

to

Durham and

com-

Chamber

ship,” said

“The winner will be chosen by a selection committee consisting of the associate registrar, financial aid/awards, a representative from the school of engineering technology, and a representative from the

school of trades and apprentice-

held to find

trials are

court

who was

ond

is

any

restitution for the accident.

broadcasting and journalism programs with each playing a role in

members

of the Ministry of Labour, the Waterloo Regional police service and Cambridge and

and prosecutor.

the event.

“We

tiered response that

would happen

in the real world,” said

fessor

LASA

pro-

Don Douglas.

In past years the scenario has

held in the

been

woodworking building

and the recreation centre. A mock accident occurs and the students respond

The

in their

designated roles. begins usually

scenario

departments. Each play the role of observer and offer comments on what students could

Kitchener

fire

The

He

scenario. the

make changes said the

first

a civil

liability.

at the

see

The

who

will

to the

traffic

Commerce

opportunity to recognize a stu-

based on the criteria. The decision will be made by consensus. A date cannot be confirmed for the announcement of the winner at this time.

28.

applications and

will review the select the winner

“I believe that this is a

wonderful

For more information visit www.jhoover@conestogac.on.ca

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS for the

AUBREY HAGAR DISTINGUISHED TEACHER

AWARD Would you

peace

like

to nominate

a distinguished teacher?

must also be deter-

He added

students

come away

with a better understanding of what they will face in the future.

are those who demonstrate their exceptional commitment to students and to average. above programs and whose teaching skills schools They also demonstrate leadership in their their with work and/or the college and in related professions or in the community. one For more information or nominations forms, contact Distinguished

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to react

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planned by

Bounkeuth.

responsible for the accident.

LASA,

events

region chapter. This area’s region, the Ontario Grand Valley, goes

on the spot. “Everyone brings his or her prior knowledge to play," Douglas said.

gram holds an accident scenario somewhere on the Doon campus. The scenario will involve students from the paramedic, pre-fire,

Upcoming the

ship qualities through participation

Students are not told what exactly will be happening in order for them

Currently, all 12 positions on the student chapter are full.

world.

has the

in volunteer activities in the

three hours.

Conestoga College will be the scene of a major accident on Feb. 18 when the law and security pro-

Tracy Lopers,

will pick out students.

which supports the student chapter and makes them known to professionals in their district, and the

from Toronto out

around noon and runs for about

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the faculty adviser,

APICS

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scholarship

conference, definitely

scholarship

“Nashville was a great experi-

The scholarship money is meant to go towards a conference that

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_ SPOKE, February 17, 2003

Conestoga College a great school school does more than simply educate. A great school its community. Conestoga is a great school. The college continues to grow by leaps and bounds, brightening the futures of thousands of students. On Feb. 10, it was designated an institute of technology and advanced learning, allow-

A great

contributes to

ing

to offer

it

move

This

new and expanded programs. part of a college strategy to

is

ty’s increasing

demand

meet the communi-

for highly skilled labour.

There are currently four degree programs being offered at Conestoga. They begin in September 2003 at the Doon campus. Graduates will hold a bachelor of applied technology degree in integrated advanced manufacturing technologies, integrated telecommunication and computer technologies, advanced man- wood and composite products, or

ufacturing technologies architecture

-

project and facility

four years with a

minimum

management. Each program

is

of two co-op terms.

Admission standards are similar

to university

and graduates

can expect to be better prepared for their industries. Programs will have an intake of only 30 students unless demand warrants increasing that number. Another 12 to 15 applied degree programs will hopefully be available in the near future.

The college already has a great impact on the community. A 62-page study of Conestoga’s economic and social value was released last month. It says the college is the largest supplier of labour skills to the local economy, that is, Waterloo Region, Guelph and

U.S. breeding terror I

think

my

To

Stratford.

I

need some

That’s because, according to statistics from 1995, the college’s almost 33,000 graduates living in the area earn a collective yearly income of about $1.3 billion. And the study says that figure is

States of America is planning to

a conservative estimate.

evil”

Conestoga College has provided education or training to at least 40 per cent of our local labour force. The financial boost to the local economy tops even that of the

Saddam Hussein’s

wage a war on tect the

them all? is no secret

basis.

Add

Conestoga’s financial contribution doesn’t include the value of almost 250 businesses founded by alumni and you have a relatively small school working wonders in its community. The college has also improved the efficiency of more than 100,000 continuing education students. Conestoga is also expanding in size. The recent construction of a new wing at Kitchener’s Doon campus has given the school to that the fact that

more classrooms and

a beautiful

new

building.

College president John Tibbits says the college hopes to add another 90,000-sq.-ft. addition to Doon, detailed in a 3uperBuild proposal submitted to the government last month. The college is also looking into two other sizable additions as well as a new campus in Guelph.

On

top of

all this,

Ontario for the

last

Conestoga been named the No. college in four years, based on graduate, employer and 1

ates

It

of Iraq

who

future really does look bright. college has a great deal going for

Staff, students,

gradu-

and the community should be proud.

would overthrow and

on the people think

classified

says the U.S.

available to the public clearly

show-

directed the coup.

As

well, the U.S.

exchanged millions of

dollars with

is

fighting

and financial

institutions in

Haiti, Iran,

To say

that the U.S. is not inter-

ested in Iraqi oil

is like

CIA-backed coup

had

nothing to do with America’s est in Chile’s

inter-

copper industry. The

U.S. has travelled a road

murder and deception.

would leave Chile among

convinced a war

first

saying the

in Chile

the organization of a boycott that

the

many

other countries.

I

full

of

will not be

in Iraq is right.

I

countries to be denied financial aid

will not fall victim to America’s

of his which

from the International Monetary

false information.

Fund (IMF).

before and they will

is

referred to as the

“land of the free,” terror-free.

is

anything but

1 1

Owning 28

The U.S. government

represents terrorism at

its

per cent of the copper

industry and having

worst,

more than $900

million of corporate holdings in

it.

New York,

it

the

also

when

the

led

CIA-backed coup proved by economic interests.

to

Iraqi

be

Immediately following the coup.

They’ve

lied

lie again.

The

people have suffered enough.

The

last thing

in the target

Chile, America’s decision behind

not only represents the

terrorist attacks in

they need

is

to fall

zone of a high-tech

U.S. propoganda machine that willing to sacrifice

dren to uphold

economic

its

women

and

is

chil-

reputation and

prosperities.

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have taken place in Mobutu in Zaire

later, after

codes worldwide, feels as though U.S. President George

through organized violent coups to put a puppet regime into power

denied any involvement in the coup,

U.S. put into action a coup that

Letters are

democrat-

kill

Chilean president

Thirty years

are already living in I

and

50,000

Similar interventions where the U.S. has overrode the people’s vote

Salvador Allende.

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Saddam should be monitored, but what I don’t understand is why the U.S., a nation who has violated the largest number of human right

Sept. it.

Rapoport

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Opinion

you’ve

unbearable conditions. Yes,

new

as Chile’s

president, blacklisting, torturing

How ically elected

will fall mostly

strong ties with

Chileans over the next 17 years.

oppressive

if

who had

CIA, took over

Valentina

people from

and history can prove

student satisfaction.

The The

Iraqi

can you protect them

war

the

Iraq in order to pro-

regime. But wait a second. killed

Pinochet,

world from the “axis of

and the

considerably larger community of the University of Waterloo, which contributes about $1.1 billion to the area on a yearly

Chilean military general Augusto

clarification.

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News — board available for gay students SPOKE, February

Message By STACEY MCCARTHY

to be sure

“no messages posted by

human

students are contrary to the

A new

message board that is accessed through the Conestoga

Web

College

site

allows gay, les-

and transgendered (GLBT) students to communicate with one another online. “We had to look at other innovabisexual

bian,

ways

to reach out to students,”

codes or constitute harassment. The purpose of the message board is for individuals to provide support to one another and exchange information about issues and events on campus and in the community.” rights

The

board

says Student Services counsellor

through

the

Barb Kraler. “With so many using

Web

computers, we figured we could use it to reach out to this group and

Services Office icon

offer support.”

of the

The message board, which was started about two weeks ago, is

GLBT

tive

meant

to aid those

who

are too nerv-

ous to attend weekly meetings for

GLBT individuals.

Kraler says

some

of coming out and don’t feel comfortable visiting the Student Services office yet. are

still

in the process

can

be

www.conestogac.on.ca.

site at

Users must click on the Student

message board

who

Students

messages. Kraler says she reviews

forms and activates

registration

members is to

at least

twice a day. “This

be sure that only students are

don’t want their real

2003 job

“This is- the best way to see what opportunities and companies are out there. I am amazed at the wide range of companies and jobs interest.

available,”

are

said

Katie

Lytwyn, a Wilfrid Laurier student. More than 3,000 students handed out resumes and visited with numerous companies on Feb. 5 at REM Park in Waterloo. Companies from all over Canada and the United

up booths, hoping to gain by giving out free popcorn, cake, highlighters and bags of chips. “The stuff you get here is

States set

students’ attention

fantastic,

lunch,”

I

am

glad that

said

Julia

I

When

registering,

didn’t eat

Knight,

a

Conestoga College student. Clarica, Peel Regional Police, Schneider Foods and Resorts

hire

ed a message, but Kraler is optimistic about the board’s success.

“We would people to use

more

definitely like

But it has just literally been started and we’re still it.

word

trying to get the

have

to

know about

it

out.

to use

People it.”

GLBT

The

message board is the second such program to be offered through

Student

the

The pioneer

office.

Services

project, a

mes-

sage board for mature students, gives those unable to attend weekly

meetings a chance to connect. “A lot of people don’t have the time to attend meetings after their classes,”

says Kraler,

mature students

“especially

who

are

often

already trying to balance their time between school, home and family

commitments.”

they

Kraler says in addition to the message board, regular meetings

GLBT

for

students every Thursday

a success

students

time and

is

may

names posted with messages. Other information

for full-time,

part-

summer jobs.

The African Lion Safari was one of the most popular booths to stop at, perhaps in part because of great

memories of trips to the park. “Students should want to work at African Lion Safari because it is so much fun. You are outdoors all day and there are also great career opportunities,” said Trish Cherri,

for

interested in. esneciallv if in, especially

camn camp

is

your idea of fun. “Working at Shadow Lake is an incredible learning experience,” said Laura Tyhurst, the program supervisor. The Shadow Lake Centre is a resioutdoor recreation facility for people with Intellectual disabilities. It offers a wide variety of summer employment including dential,

positions as counsellors, supervisors and maintenance workers.

The

costume character, tour guides, playground attendants and animal attendants. In order to be considered for the animal attendant jobs students have to have

background

and Conestoga’s

opportunity to communicate.”

one-on-one counselling as well. “The (message) board simply offers those who don’t have the time or don’t feel comfortable coming to meetings ... another

Those who want more informaabout the GLBT message

tion

board or wish to speak with a counsellor can visit Student Services in Room 2B04, or e-mail Jamie at

20056KUL@conestogac.on.ca.

“Pari no patience nati^nrp nnH ’Caring, and aa ctrr.no strong sense of responsibility are the key that

traits

who

we

look for in people

are interested,” said Tyhurst.

Youth Ontario, a first-time participant in the fair, offered students the opportunity to develop and run their own companies for the summer. All students have to do is fill out an application and include two letters of recommendation along with a detailed business plan to the summer

mmmm, company nmoram program.

Students k,,. have to be between the ages of 15 and 29 years old to enter the contest which offers awards up to $3,000. “It is great to be able to help

young entrepreneurs

in this

com-

munity. Students are able to run a summer business with help from said Andrea Supomo, from Youth Ontario. For more information about the program, log onto www.ontario-canada.com. us,”

From the Sanctuary

at the safari are

in

continue,

counsellors will continue offering

Safari has fre-

positions available

some experience

online to protect students’ identities. will

human

"Enjoy Spring Break"

quented the job fair before and is always impressed with the students they meet.

(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

Counsellor Barb Kraler says a new message board for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students can be accessed

Conestoga students

resources co-ordinator.

The African Lion

Page 5

seen only by Kraler for security purposes. So far, only one student has postaddress,

students if

2003

phone

registration form, like

number and e-mail

name

Muskoka were just just a few of the 120 companies that attended hoping to

A packed arena of employers was heaven for job seekers. The 2003 job fair offered the chance for Conestoga College students to network and apply for numerous jobs in their fields of

that

using the message board.”

fair

By SINEAD McGARRY

icon.

are accessing the

out worry.”

monitored by Kraler

bottom

then the

message board for the first time must register before they can post

use an anonymous

is

at the

home page and

“With the message board, these students can discuss and share their issues and personal journeys with-

The board

accessed

Conestoga College

on the

17,

farm work or a

in veterinarian

work or

biology.

Shadow Lake Centre job opportunity that

is

another

many seemed

It's

unreal

how

quick a semester can fly by.

students to a new semester of fun and seems that only yesterday the GSI was welcoming and the stresses are starting to semester, the of pleasure. But we re getting closer to the end

It

build.

the rough on students because the weather is crummy, disaster tor recipe It's a yet. here Isn't summer hohdays weren't ling enough and

This time of year

SSstmas

is

especially

for students. enjoy. But thankfully there's Spring Break for students to spend the time reading and doing you'U Some cah it Reading Week, under the assumption

homework. on homework and sleep, two of the Spring Break is a great time to actuaUy catch up in the classroom. succeed to things students have to take care of in order

NEED A TUTOR? NOT ALL STUDENTS LEARN SAME SPEED IN THE SAME WAY OR AT THE

T

TRACK HIRING A PEER TUTOR MAY GET YOU ON SEMESTER BEFORE THF. FND OF THE

many

go somewhere warm, just to get away Other students win take off on a plane or bus and from the shenanigans that are a late February winter. to colder places than Kitchener And then there are those strange few students who win go over their Spring Break. run to mom and dad's place, the key Regardless of where students go, including a laundry Break to recharge. issue for students to remember is use Spring assignments win be due when they get back Students know in advance of Spring Break what to

campus.

Use that time wisely to complete assignments return. If you're tired or feeling lazy, use

if

you have big assignments due when you

this time to take care of yourself.

taste you can ramplete are tobe the Sanctuary during see you hack, partying safe and have a good time. The CSI wants to

Ho matter what you do on your Spring Breai. the bluest

m

March.

Your instructors are expecting you

DON’T DELAY!!

PROVIDES

5

and ready

to go

upon your return

to

Conestoga.

^ And

SI 5.00

to be rested

HOURS OF TUTORING

VISIT STUDENT SERVICES IN ROOM 2B02

FOR MORE INFORMATION

over. There' 8 less

half when you get back on campus, the semester is already barbecues and beaches, means That arrives. vacation two STuntil suiLer

lust think

of good fun.

through Spring Break and the last couple But to get to ah that good fun, you have to get summer vacation when you know the your eqjoy to easier lot months^ of school. It'll be a the time to enjoy yourself. took seven weeks of school went by better because you Break is just about here, eryoy it while you have it. Spring

A

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all sorts

message from Conestoga Students

Inc.

last


— SPOKE, February

Page 6

Entertainment

2003

17,

Chicago: From Broadway to big screen \

By BLAKE GALL

l

Billy always uses to get

A

If

jazz com-

all that

will

bine to enthrall audiences in the film version of the broadway clasfilm,

is There between the

earlier this year, has received criti-

cal acclaim.

Renee

Starring

of being hanged. She then meets Velma Kelly, whom she has

Zellweger, Zeta-

Richard Gere, Catherine Jones and Queen Latifah, the movie pulls you in to the heart of the 1920s in the windy city. Opening with a spectacular performance of All that Jazz by ZetaJones, viewers instantly started bopping their heads and snapping

admired for years. The two instantly clash and a rivalry begins.

publicity

Latifah

makes her way

into the

they resolve their differences.

After amazing performances and dance numbers, both women are freed and decide to take their act on the road as a duo. I was surprised at the perform-

ance Zeta-Jones gave. Her chore-

Zeta-Jones plays the devious vixen Velma Kelly, a jazz singer who goes to jail for a double-mur-

Velma jumps on the opportunity and finds herself a lawyer with

Mama’s Billy

help.

a

is

man known

for his

Zellweger plays the shy, innocent Roxie Hart, a young woman eager to make it as a jazz singer until murder puts her behind bars

charm, good looks and the fact that he wins every murder case he takes

too.

of getting set free she immediately approaches Mama for

role of

on.

When

Roxie hears about the pos-

got a voice to brag about. I’m not the biggest

loses a case, to

who

never

everyone fear Mama while still wanting to bargain with her. However, at some parts I felt her breasts could have been less of a

DeLazzari

for the win.

focal point.

or comedy.

edy and sincerity to the role. He also won the Golden Globe for his

case too and the plot thickens as

performance.

Falls,

Velma’s jealousy

was a dead ringer for the grungy maiden. She has the stature,

version, thought the film

Billy decides to take

maiden,

known

as

played by Latifah. After killing her lover, Roxie Hart is sent to jail with the chance is

How

Gere played the lawyer flawless-

on Roxie’s

ly,

bringing the perfect mix of com-

Latifah

rises.

Roxie is then turned into America’s sweetheart, the plan that

the voice and the poise to

Lose a Guy

to

By NICOLE CHILDS

in

1

make

the mistakes partners

make

in rela-

tionships.

The movie stars actress Kate Hudson as Andie Anderson the “How-to” columnist for Composure magazine who takes the assignment to date a

then get

him

using

the mistakes

all

to

guy and

break up with her

women make

McConaughey

my

She also enjoys sports and cheers

to

McConaughey, she

turns into every

get

rid

man’s nightmare. Each is charmed with the other until the second date of the 10-day fiasco, when Andie begins her

begin to

assignment.

thought of watching chick-flicks.

things

from

calling at inappropriate

times and leaving numerous mes-

machine

woman

fall

make

a

deeply in love with him

work and viewers wonder just how much

don’t

tricks

to crowding his bachelor apartment with female parapherna-

lia that

would scare

blooded man. Unfortunately

off any

Benjamin

While most men cringe

How

her

win

to

at

the

Lose a Guy... is a crowd pleaser for both men and women. Every man can relate because he has probably gone through at. least one of the quirks mentioned in the to

movie.

Women may

warm-

Andie,

go through

his bet.

selves

for

will

many

in

see

some of them-

Andie’s

tricks.

How

of us haven’t stepped over

in

The

said, adding, “I just

first

strong through-

half with

I

wish

film also garnered the

Globe for best motion picture It’s

a filrq that

-

Golden musical

some people

will love while others will hate

it.

But

you loved Evita and Moulin Rouge,

if

then this musical I

is

sure to please you.

easily give the film five out of five

stars. It

was eye-pleasing from begin-

ning to end, the cast was phenomenal that Jazz stuck in

my

head for days now.

roars

of

“Oh

can’t believe she did

but the laughs dwindle as really begin to

The whole last half of the movie ends up being typical and pre-

movies like The Wedding Planner. While the exterior scenes of the movie were filmed exclusively in New York, and included famous spots like the Staton island ferry,

most of the

the gala event

over?

Even with a fluffy, happy and somewhat predictable ending. How to Lose a Guy... was a genuinely fun movie for both men and women. Hudson and McConaughey shone together on the screen with Hudson showcasing her comedic talents and McConaughey showing us more of the charm we’ve seen in

where Andie and

Benjamin find out about each other’s deceptions, were filmed in Toronto.

The movie

dictable with certain scenes leaving

something to be desired. It left me wondering, when is it going to be

interior scenes like the

Composure magazine and

set for

star

also featured an

supporting

cast

all-

including:

Bebe Neuwirth as Andie’s boss, Adam Goldberg as one of friends and Benjamin’s guy Michael Michele and Shalom Harlow, both models turned actresses, as the two women who chose Andie as Benjamin’s conquest.

And

also look for the quick

scene with Marvin Hamlisch. All in

10 Days

all.

is

How

to

Lose a Guy in movie worth

definitely a

seeing.

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it.”

charming

is

fall in love.

of

Andie’s tricks include a range of

finish,”

to

start

Andie and Benjamin

But

sages on Benjamin’s answering

Matthew McConaughey, who

that,”

wholeheartedly for her favourite

when she needs

from

it

laughter and exclamations of

god,

was

and I’ve had All

loved

The movie runs

girl.

Complications ensue with her target Benjamin Barry, played by takes a bet that he can

“I

however,

basketball team, the Knicks.

was “spec-

tacular.”

out the

not the typical

has seen the Broadway

who

twice?

plays the typical

in relationships.

actor

1

guy who loves sports, guy’s poker nights and drinking beer. Hudson, is

cast,

the relationship boundary once or

prove to his boss that he knows women want.

to

The supporting

0 Days

what I’ve lost a guy and I don’t know why. Many of us have felt this way at one point or another in our lives, and that is just what director Donald Petrie was banking on. The new romantic comedy. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, was released Feb. 7, and focuses on all

Chicago, starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah, is receiving critical acclaim.

which included Christine Baranski and singer Mya, added to the spectacle. Jeannie DeLazzari, 9, of Niagara

help.

life.

jail

of

fan

Zellwegger but she played the innocent, naive Roxie like no one else would have. Her performance got her the Golden Globe award for best performance by an actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy. She actually beat out her co-star

sibility

Gere brings the part of Billy

friction

but of course

ography was outstanding and she’s

to

explains that a bribe will get you

der.

constant

women

Mama, which

Good

You’re

far in the big house.

Flynn, the sly lawyer

in the

film with her performance of When

their fingers.

Mama,

the

dark.

since hitting theatres

'

The angry

all

Roxie receives leaves Velma

1

The

America loves you then a jury die. you never let

Unfortunately,

Chicago.

sic

out

of jail.

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Entertainment

‘Students receive two acts

Guinness lobbies

for the price of ‘none’

for

By HALLEY MCPOLIN The Sanctuary roared with laugh-

new

holiday

You can vote on

on Feb. 5 as students were exposed to not just one, but two ter

their

Web

site

stand-up comedians.

The opening act, David Price, decided to take a student’s perspec-

By REBECCA LEARN

tive in his act, using his school experiences as a means to relate his jokes to the audience. At one point,

Beer should be on people’s minds when they think of the newest Canadian national

become

in

a South Park-comparable performance, Price illustrated the

party.

year.

absurdity of being told to look up a word you can’t spell in the diction-

The Guinness Party of Canada, created by Guinness beer, wants to give Canadians a chance to stand up for their

“Teacher, I’ve looked all through the S section and still can’t ary.

find

‘psycho,’”

Price exclaimed

(imitating a child), followed by a

convincing look of confusion when he s asked to try looking under P. After Price's

act

finished,

his

last

performances was

at

of

the

Riviera in Las Vegas and he was now in the Sanctuary in Kitchener-

we know where

Waterloo. “I think

my career is going,” he joked. Acer’s improvisation on stage was impressive and his physical humour

proved to be more arduous than it appeared. During one bit he crossed small stage in the Sanctuary,

the

which sunk slightly in the middle. “Do you know about this soft spot here?” he called out to CSI events co-ordinator Jody Andruszkiewicz,

who

nodded in reply. “I guess you’re

not expecting Rita MacNeil to per-

form here any time soon!” Acer went on to imitate singer MacNeil as she would appear if she performed, pretending to

through the stage

fall

by throwing himself onto the floor. He noticed later that his knee was bleeding as a result. “It happens,” he

Acer even managed

own

of the school’s to his

to utilize

some

materials to add

performance. Holding up a

piece of paper he had

tom from one

of the walls, he read aloud: ‘“Any postings not stamped by CSI will be

removed’

removed

wasn’t stamped,

It

...

I

he cracked. The audi-

it,”

(Photo by Halley McPolin)

.

David Acer performed as the second act in the Sanctuary on Feb. 5. head

cur-

and star of Discovery Kids’ Mystery Hunters, which airs on YTV every Friday and Saturday. Acer was a prizewinner on writer

ABC’s America’s Funniest People and has received a Gemini nomination for his writing on Popular Mechanics for Kids. On top of his stand-up achievements, Acer has also written and published several books relating to magic tricks. “You’ll find every comedian you meet from Canada has a fairly bloated resume,” said Acer in an

interview after the show. “That’s because they have to do a lot of things to pay the bills. Five years experience up here is the equivalent to about 15 in the States, so when you go down to Los Angeles they’re resume your with impressed by the amount you’ve

done - not necessarily the content.” Acer began learning magic tricks when he was nine years old, which ultimately evolved into a

lot

“My magic funnier than

working

started

found

act

comedy

began getting a

was magical, so

it

at a

comedy

I

club. I

club you need a certain

at the

laughs-per-minute ratio

-

if

you’re

not getting a certain amount of laughs-per-minute it’s not going too well.

realized

I

that

doing jokes during the

more

when

was magic show I I

laughs, but as soon

was

getting

as

pulled out a deck of cards the

with people once and a while, Acer gave the audience some advice for

laugh level went down. Eventually

er:

“Try and

sit

next to a particularly

I

I

phased out the magic altogether.”

Acer says comedy comes much more naturally as the comedian

more

experience.

“At the

nervous-looking person,” he said.

gains

Next he suggested pulling a large screw out of your pocket as the ride commences and, after showing it to

beginning you have to sit down and write in order to build the muscle.” he explains. "The longer you're in

exclaim, "Where come from ?" Acer even managed to throw in a card trick at the end of his comedy act, using members of the audience

your fellow

rider,

the hell did this

as guinea pigs.

and that

versatility,

With such it

isn’t

talent

surprising

Acer has been so successful

in

the field.

Additional include jSMlard,

television

credits

Open Mic with Mike Comedy at Club 54, The

or

strategy,

make appearances

at

pubs across Canada to recruit new members and give out

Guinness Party of

the

discipline

will also

is

prizes.

“Citizens of

a two-for-one comedy

the business, the

more things tend

through osmosis. You tend to find humour in almost everything, so I don’t sit down and to

seep

in

write with the

same kind of

used

pline as

1

always

have

disci-

almost

to,

but

a

mini-cassette

1

recorder with me. There I usually get at least three or four new ideas that

I

the

party’s

launch

Newfoundland get a statutory holiday on St.

in

Toronto.

The party also wants to give Canada a new national holiday,

later transcribe."

Acer says he gets his ideas from leaving the house and doing nor-

mal day-to-day things. Although it would seem that, as a comedian, he should find

more humourous than most people, Acer says that life

often just

the

opposite occurs. Because he’s trained to observe life more meticulously than the rest of us, he sometimes ends up with feelings of bitterness. “Comedians are typically sensitive people — not necessarily sensible — but sensitive. They seem to absorb bad vibes more than most people.” Acer says hecklers can upset comedians more often than it appears.

One

incident Acer found

embarrassing was during a performance at another particularly

school.

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the

moment

Web

their

site

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his

shirt

without a holiday, is far too Canadians need a break long .

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Day It’s it’s

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She added, “The stretch between January and Easter, almost three and a half months

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flashing the audience.”

Acer said he

Karen Cutaia,

www.guin-

the

opener went on stage, the audience greeted him with shouts and heckles, preventing him from performing properly. “Then, to top it all off, a woman got on the stage - and I use the term ‘woman’ loosely - and lifted her shirt,

lifting

So

Patrick’s Day.

with voting taking place on is

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the next time they ride a roller-coast-

in

event

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party

of

rently

he thanked Lego for

Day long weekend

Cutaia said the Guinness Party whip, which is the legis-

good times,” stated from Canada Newswire on Jan. 22, the day

bling the stage and,

He mentioned one

York City this spend the entire

viction and

Hunger, Urban Magic and he

fell apart,

New will

St. Patrick’s

a press release

his stand up nine times on Just for Laughs, took the stage. He began by thanking Tetris (a popular video game designed around arranging blocks) for assem-

the equipment.

They

there.

dedicated to three core values: community, con-

Conan O’Brian, and has performed

phone

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for four to

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the popular late night talk show,

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the

main event was introduced. David Acer, who has appeared twice on

when

March 7.” Those who go to the Web site and vote also immediately there every

for 7 competitive

outgoing, enthusiastic individuals,

who would to

like to

be trained

make $8-$20/hour

part-time.

the

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who go

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children's

Mystery

Hunters, which he describes as "the kind of kid's show that even

my

adult

comedian friends can

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Entertainment Horoscope * * Week of February 17-23

Happy

Libra

Birthday Aquarius

September 24 October 22

& Pisces

You might come into some extra money in the next few weeks.

Everything happening in your life might make your birthday more

Make

Nothing may happen

rely

on

if

sure

you

stash any extra

funds; you might need

stressful than you'd want. If you have to, make your own birthday

plans.

-

them

in the

spring.

Luckiest day: February 20.

you

others.

Scorpio October 23

Aries March

21

November

April 18

-

Relationships with friends and family are going to get ever better. Expect to develop a more intimate

Someone younger than you may be offering you some kind of gift. Whether

it's

material,

it

-

21

closeness with a friend. (

Luckiest day: February 18.

advice or something

CD

will be useful.

Luckiest day: February 19.

November 22 December 21

nn

April 20

May

-

20

Someone

friendship or relationship will be getting stronger. You might learn

until

you do.

Luckiest day: February 23.

Capricorn

Gemini May

21

person with his or

her problem; he or she won't leave

something new about a friend you've had for a long time.

December 22

June 21

-

extra per recordable

January 19

You download music

your finances and make a decision on what you really want. Don't spend money frivolously. Luckiest day: February 21.

-

to save

You

Your income might have to cover a few more bills over the next while, so pay close attention to

If the

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will have to

make a

and bum money, but

July 23

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(

p

August 22

than you think. Don't hesitate to

who you

of having a crush on you,

work

suspect

it

could

out.

p

:

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s

February 20

not be

tariff.

it

something that runs through

I

was a little

financial gifts

dancing lessons and

girl

my

Polish

I

was

partner whenever

tise

his prac-

we would

keeping a balanced budget.

see each other. Every chance that

Luckiest day: February 19.

got

I

went to discotheques

Poland,

Virgo

for is

to

student

who has

studied

years.

the future.

Luckiest day: February 23. in

Canada from

found there wasn’t a lot to do and there

we

boogie-on-down. Finally, when I turned 19, I was able to go into dance clubs and let loose. But the problem is these places mostly play music that is already overplayed on the radio. I think that clubs need to play more trance and house music.

opportunity will better you as a

At participating McDonald's Restaurants

I

to

young kids

could

clai rvoyant issues for four

person and provide opportunity in

moved

I

Ontario. Offers at participating Restaurants

go

likely to

is

Mp3

made

in

would

players

affected

by

Presently there

mp3

portable

could be

is

no

tariff

players,

on the

but they

with a sliding scale

hit

CD

could increase by $9.50.

mp3

has a

my

is in

player.

blood

know what

music or is

it

trance or house music sounds like,

know how

to

I

who

don’t

will enlighten you.

Trance

is

club,

a combination of song

A DJ, who is usually at a

composes

music

and

bass

beats,

fast

melodies.

the music.

House

similar to trance but

is

much

slower. This type of music contains

more

and

lyrics

gentler

melodies. It is

then, during that music,

I

my troubles. take over my

relax and forget about

I just let the music body and mind. As I enter the zone of freedom the music usually gets changed to hip hop or songs that I heard on the way to the club.

For the

to

bopping

of the night I’m

rest

to

the

left

hip-hop rhythm

because they just don’t

dance to it? I’m aware that as soon as hip hop or other music which isn’t trance or house starts playing the dance floor fills and people slide from side to side or just nod their heads to the music. But why not alternate the songs? What I mean is, play a couple songs that are hip hop, but then also play something that has fast beats. DJs shouldn’t just stick to one type of music all night because eventually it gets boring. So why is it that I’m stuck listening and dancing to music that is overplayed? I really don’t know.

Some would to

clubs.

dancing

is

say, just stop going

would respond that what I love to do and

I

while praying that the next song will

clubs are the only place where

be house or trance, but my prayers are usually never answered.

can do

either

I

don’t

know why

anything

fast.

Is

clubs don’t play it

crowd cannot handle

because the the pace of the

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

So this is my plea to all of the DJs out there, start playing something that won’t put

something

me

to sleep

fast paced.

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iff.

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be

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this increase.

That means an mp3 player with a 25-gigabyte memory would face a $1.99 per gigabyte tariff. This could double the price a customer would have to pay to own an

I

dance

weren’t a lot of places that

a third-year

journalism

You could be offered the chance to start a new job or project. This

proposing

of 21 cents. If the proposed levies go into effect the price of a 25 pack of recordable or rewriteable CDs

my

Since family surrounded me with dancing at every celebration. When I was growing up my cousin took I

CD.

Currently, a recordable

lyrics,

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is

Customers may end up pay-

players.

tariff

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up a storm.

August 23 September 23

and a decision March.

Copying

veins.

When

offer.

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enjoy and

Luckiest day: February 19.

‘Not valid with any other

may

By IZABEL A ZARZYCKA

you may receive should be stashed away for you to spend later. Focus on

Any

Someone may admire you more approach anyone

this

Copyright Board of Canada

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Luckiest day: February 22.

Leo

mp3

Hearings are currently taking place to discuss the proposed tariff

Dancing

decision

Both want your attention; only let the person most deserving have it.

Luckiest day: February 21.

i

the songs to

agrees to the increase in the

around a relationship and family.

your finances.

the

Collective has proposed increasing the levies on recordable CDs, audiotapes and mp3 players.

Aquarius

July 22

off

cost-effective for long. The Canadian Private

expense could catch you off-guard, so save any extra money. Luckiest day: February 22.

Cancer June 22

Internet

Balancing work and school will be put to the test soon. An unexpected

are going to have to review

Private Copying Collective

The Canadian

customers could be paying 59 cents

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You

not be free for long.

CD-Rs may become a lot more expensive

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will

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Life

SPOKE, February

ackpacks could be a serious pain B y IZA BELA ZA RZYCKA Heavy backpacks

are a leading

cause of back and neck pain

many

in

students.

more children are experiencing back pain associated with improper use of backpacks,” said Dr. Dennis Mizel, president of the Ontario

The

choosing a backpack that is proportionate to body size and not larger than what is needed.

headaches.

Murdoch

from

in

a

news package

Ontario

the

Association,

Chiropractic

said

a

backpack

should not exceed 15 per cent of a student's

and weigh it. A person who weighs 150 pounds shouldn't carry a book bag that is more than 15 pounds. find out the proper weight of your bag, take your weight and divide it by 10. The final number

how much your bag

Murdoch

is

part

it

Light.

Pack

Wear

it

Right.

draw attention to the health hazards of improper selection, packing to

and wearing of backpacks by

stu-

dents.

Murdoch

schools and proinformation about how to

vides

prevent back injuries due to overloaded backpacks.

“We

are finding that

more and

a

on the bones, joints and mus-

strain

Murdoch

said

it

is

important to

weight evenly in the backpack. Also, if you have many departments in your bag, the assodistribute

ciation says, “use them,” they will

help to distribute the mass so one carry

back does not have

to

of the weight.

all

The Ontario Chiropractic Association package said, “Chiropractors have long recog-

reducing

his or her ability to maintain bal-

nized the spinal health hazard of

ance and restrict movement.” Also, carrying a backpack on one shoulder is not recommended. It can cause the spine to lean

heavy book bags or backpacks as this alters posture and gait. Effects can be cumulative over time.”

towards the other side, which places stress on the middle and lower back. Carrying a bag repeatedly on one shoulder can cause serious back problems later on in life.

visits

is

cles.”

part of the

carrier to lean forward,

waist strap

much as 50 to 70 per cent of the weight off the shoulders and spine onto the pelvis, equalizing the

says, “Heavy backpacks can create poor posture by encouraging the

This program is designed by the Ontario Chiropractic Association

A

idea. “It helps to redistribute

as

Information from the association

of a program

sure that the bag does not cut

good

cles.

should weigh. called.

pack should not extend higher than the top of the shoulder, and the bottom should not fall below the top of

back which causes discomfort and, in the long-term, can cause serious back problems. Also, the extra weight on a person’s back can cause strain on joints and leg mus-

To

A

recent poll done by the associ-

ation indicated that

76 per cent of Ontario chiropractors agree that overloaded backpacks are a leading cause of back and neck pain in

Heavy backpacks can cause back and neck

many

ous back problems.

students.

(Photo by Izabela Zarzycka)

Weapon canes pose unique problems By JASON MIDDLETON

“The minute it becomes a concealed weapon is when you (intend to) use it as one.” When asked about crossing the border with such an item, a cus-

Services, is unsure of the legality of

type of collectible. “If it’s an antique and you have

this

Antique collectors have a variety

on display in your house, are you using it as a weapon? No,

of things they can collect, but how many of those items can be consid-

it

you’re displaying

ered concealed weapons? Collectors of weapon canes, which are modified versions of canes, are walking a thin line it

comes

when

a

tains

-

When

head with “It

Sgt.

lock

it

is

it

a

it

if I

is

the as a it

as

for baseball

it’s

bash you over the type of issue,”

weapon? That’s where

Toronto Police

ly

I

don’t real-

underground as

not declare them will have and destroyed

their property seized

RCMP.

The popular Web site EBay shows a number of sword canes for sale ranging

from $10

to

$180

US. the

United States the law

it

is

ground business.

Many local collectors keep their collection in their homes and only

in

talk to those

Canada.

You can even own a

replica

sword cane from the movie

est in

The Web

factoryx.com has a

site

version of the cane that appears in the

movie.

Meanwhile,

in

weapon canes

is

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9

Canada

trade of

_ mainly an under-

Tips for

SERVICES

who

express an inter-

it.

One of the few books published on the subject sells on the Web site abebooks.com, which specializes in rare and unique books. A copy of Cane Curiosa From Gun to Gadget

Bram

Stoker’s Dracula.

officer explained that those

The

In

know.

as

general’s office.”

by the

said.

sn’t

pain, leading to seri-

for collectors

egarding weapon canes is not as :louded and trade among collectors

permits from the solicitor

sary

who do

a weapon.

sticky

are true

of these items don’t make a habit of traversing the borThose who do der with them. cross the border will fully declare the cane and will have the neces-

weapon.

a

“If it’s in its sheath and you’re out walking your dog and you don't intend to use it as a weapon, is it a

come out of its sheath. Robb Knapper, the media

relations officer for

is

Knapper

mechanism, which is controlled by the safety button, is released, the sword is the

bat

I’m using

not a weapon,

looks like a normal walking stick can turn into a deadly weapon with the push of a button.

What

When

I

“A baseball

a sword or

“The people who

collectors

as

it

when

think that’s

walking stick you’re not using a weapon.

a gun.

free to

weapon

using

start

issue arises. If you’re using

cane normally con-

officer at the Port of Prescott

said,

“The minute you

lections.

one of two items

toms

as a cane,” he

said.

to the legality of their col-

A weapon

it

the neck

“Choose a back-

said,

your armpits.

into

He added if you wear an overloaded backpack then you tend to lean forward, misaligning your

said the best thing to do to put the backpack on a scale

represents

make

said the top of the back-

the hipbone.

body weight.

Murdoch is

recommends

association

— Page 9

packs that is lightweight,” and made out of vinyl or canvas instead of leather. He added the back of the book bag should be padded and you should be able to fit your hand between you and the backpack to

Chiropractic Association.

Murdoch, a chiropractor at the Fairway Chiropractic Centre, said heavy book bags can also cause shoulder pain and Dr. Steve

Information

Murdoch

in

2003

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by Catherine Dike, ranges from $100 to $600.

in price

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Circle the globe for different wedding ceremony traditions By R E BECCA LE ARN

When many

people

celebrate

Valentine’s Day, they think about

love and marriage.

For some, marriage means big weddings, and there are many unique ways of making that day special around the world. A Web site called world-wedabout talks ding-traditions. net

some of the

(Photo by Rebecca Learn)

anyone. Physical symptoms Video game addiction can backaches. and migraines include severe

extra special.

affect

“A unique German pre-wedding

didn't play the

when he

ding newspaper by the friends and family of the bride and groom. This newspaper, or booklet, is fdled with pictures, articles and stories of the engaged couple,” according to the site. The newspaper then gets

sold to guests at the reception and the money is used to help the cou-

game,

Stein said.

The cure was sending

A

13-year-old boy has to sit with his thumbs in cold water to

hours

spending

after

an

British

Tonight Online, this was painful for Stein and his wife and it was

to a

die

at

Internet cafe.

According

a

to

Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) report on Nov. 26, 2000, a 13year-old boy from London told the interviewer that after playing

video games his thumbs would be so numb he had to soothe them in cold water to ease the pain.

Just this past year, in October

2002, a South Korean man died after playing computer games continuously for 86 hours at an

According

Internet cafe.

on

article

Web

a

vnunet.com,

a

the

to

site

British

expensive.

ple pay for the

A custom

in

honeymoon. Wales is the carving

of a love spoon, for a prospective groom to give to his fiancee. A

man who wishes

to

wood

said he isn’t addicted to video games, but he has played a game for 24 hours straight. “When I

riage,” the site says.

couple of hours.”

Swan

interested in the

is

roll-

for

tions

engagement and mar-

father while a friend or relative holds out an apron. Guests at the

wedding

challenging. “I always had to get

bride.

apron

put

will

past the next level and beat the

“After a time, the

characters.”

in

has always been into video

money

the

in

win a dance with the According to the Web site, to

called

groom

will throw

his wallet, thus surpassing all

He

other contributions.

the

(Photo by Rebecca Learn)

and rings are Things such as plates, wine glasses, money, salt used in wedding celebrations around the world. and happiness,” the

health

law puts a plate on the bride’s

site

head for the newlyweds’ wedding

says.

Another interesting

tradition that

takes place at a reception happens the at weddings in Mexico. While

couple has their

first

dance,

all

of

hands and form a heart shape around them, the site the guests will join

Not everyone has a talent for woodworking, though, so a Polish custom takes place at the reception. The bride will dance with her

playing games, such as the Final Fantasy series, because they are

He

partic-

spoon, showing his inten-

Corey Swan, a security officer for Stone Road Mall in Guelph,

was more into (the games) I would play everyday for at least a

marry a

ular girl carves various symbols, such as hearts, keys or bells, into a

online

news forum, police

magazine

his son

boarding school which didgames video allow n’t According to Entertainment

Two men

pain.

the

relieve

wed-

tradition is the creation of a

Video game addiction can affect school work Bv MICHELLE TAYLOR

beautiful things people

do while pledging their love to each other. Many of these ideas could be done right here in North America to make a wedding day

will

Across the ocean, a ceremony in Russia decides who will become the head of the household. First,

happiness.”

day as though they are royThen, according to the site, “The bride and groom must stand

on a special carpet as they recite their marriage vows, but first they each other

race

to

Whoever

it.

pre-

will,

after not eating or sleeping for the

their

sumably, be the head of the house-

entire time.

“I’m

way

to raise

Just a

man

week

a Taiwanese

after,

died after playing

games

32 hours

for

computer

straight at an

Internet cafe as well.

These are extreme cases of video and computer game addicare

but these addictions

tions,

even

serious

in

the

smallest

Maressa Hecht Orzack, a

licensed clinical psychologist in

Massachusetts, writes on her

Web

said his passion for video

games has never tionships

affected his rela-

work. His co-

or his

Swan

workers said his games.

is

addicted to

officer at the

“There are

mall.

games we

all

talk about,

but Corey seems to be the one

spends the most time and allocates most of his life to that

site,

“Our society is becoming more and more computer depend-

them.”

ent not only for information, but

say doesn’t affect him. “I ignore it and let it go on. My personal

for fun and entertainment. This is

a

affecting

all

trend

potential

problem

ages.”

Orzack warns that computer and video game addictions become a problem when the addiction starts to affect someone’s

relationships,

work

or

life is

said

and

video

game

addictions can affect anyone.

business and no

Web

site

of this

addiction

to

someone with an eating disorder. “The basic approach in treatment

spoke to Susan Spencer, a correspondent for the news show 48 Hours, in October 2002 about his

iour,

how

hold.”

A

couple also receives

rings

bread, salt and wine from their par-

on

ents

their

wedding

is

to

and groom will never go hungry. The salt is a reminder that

may

be difficult

teach a person

normalize their behavnormalizing eating behaviour is a key treatment to

like

with eating disorders.” This is accomplished by teach-

Motherhood

is

not

something

every bride wishes for, but many of these customs revolve around the prospect of

it.

At a Finnish

wedding, the bride’s mother-in-

are also intended

bother the newlyweds, such as a chivaree here in Canada, which is defined as a noisy mock sere-

nade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple. However, over the years, chivarees have taken on different forms and pots and pans on the wedding night have become obsolete.

In Ireland, tradition calls for the

the

chapel

together for their wedding.

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couple

to

walk

to

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Wheels

Shifting gears to find best car nothing special or different about the design. The seats were not the

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

most comfortable and

if I tried to

For those of you considering a new car upon graduation, or if you

get too close to the steering wheel my knees would be squished. It

are interested in one now, the selection can be difficult. I took three

was a very small space. Leg room was minimal and my head felt

affordable vehicles, and one on the more expensive end, out for a spin

uncomfortably close to the ceiling. The performance of this vehicle made up for its unimpressive style. For a little 104-horsepower engine,

performance.

their overall

to test

The 2003 Kia Rio, 2003 Hyundai Accent, 2003 Dodge SX 2.0 and the pricey 2003 Ford Mustang proved

to

1999 and

in

its

With Vancouver

I

hesitation to increase speed. The engine wasn’t as loud as the Rio

national debut into

Kia has made

2000,

in

roll

found I had more control in the Accent. Shifting gears was very smooth and did not feel as rough as the Rio. I found it had better acceleration than the Rio as well. There wasn’t a moment’s

this country.

the first Kia arriving in

was some

sure moved. There

like the Rio, but

be worthy opponents.

The Kia Rio Kia is new to

Canada

it

quite an impression in the last three

either.

years.

The Accent has excellent fuel consumption. Its 45-litre tank consumes an average of 8.3 litres

The Kia Rio

the base,

is

compact

vehicle in the Kia line. Kia Rio to I found the style of the

be too square for my taste. However, the craftsmanship of this vehicle is superb for a vehicle that starts at under $13,000. The door

mouldings

and

smooth

are

perfectly aligned with the curves of

the vehicle.

one of the only companies to provide front and rear mud flaps. The Rio is no exception. According Kia

to

Accent can get 34 mpg and on the highway it averages 43 mpg. and air-conditioning. A fivespeed model starts at approximately $16,000 and a four-speed automatic starts at almost $17,000.

outlet

I

is

Tim

Kia

per 100 kilometres. In the city an

Vallee, a dealer at

Lambton

in Sarnia, Ont., all other vehi-

cles in its class only provide the front flaps. “Mud still kicks up in

out for a spin.

same as the LS and RS models. The only dif-

The engine S,

RX-V

took the

the exact

is

ference between these models their exterior

The model

I

is

and added features. took was equipped

with a five-speed manual transmission and priced at $15,750; a more

he said. The Rio comes in a four-dour sedan style or the five-door RX-V. I found the RX-V to look a little too much like a station wagon, but it

Besides the station-wagon look of this vehicle, I did like the style better than the sedan. I found

does provide more cargo room than

colour had a huge impact on

the rear,”

the sedan.

inside

end.

Both

styles are the

and out except

The RX-V has

end which tends

to

same

for the rear

a hatchback-

round

it

The sedan comes in the S, RS or styles. The S model comes with 104-horsepower, four-

cylinder automatic

five-speed

or

After looking

well.

at

it

It

definitely

look sporty. For a $16,000 vehicle,

expecting much, but

wasn't

I

was

I

made

pleas-

antly surprised with the attention to

engine. Don’t let that 104-horse-

detail. All

power deter you. This

car

clearly

comes with

beams

AM/FM/CD

a button. For a mid-size vehicle

little

moves.

marked and important feasuch as hazards and high

tures

The S model

also

dual front air bags, an

temperature controls are

are available at the touch of

more room

could have had a

lit-

unfortunately found

shifting through the gears to be rough. I had to put the clutch all the way to the floor which was closer to the front wall than the

brake and

for made This pedal. gas uncomfortable shifting. Despite these minor problems,

its

model Hyundai

the low-end

For a

starting price of

$12,500

it is

tures than the GSi.

The Accent comes in three differThe GS, GSi and GL. Both the GS and GSi only offer a

the

ent classes.

three-door

comes

while

style

the

as a four-door sedan.

the look of the

I

found

GL sedan to be

similar to the Rio S model.

much

too square.

The

front

the fog lights as well to

GL very

lamps, a sunglass case and a trunk

I

tle car.

It

It

sure

was

moved

stable

its

for a

coming

lit-

into

same

features as the

has four doors.

it

has basically

It

advantage of the

GS

104-horsepower

standard, but

is

dows and doors

are

A CD

A

grille

bubbly and curvy.

it is it

to

2.0 will

name

much

at

in the

The SX the Sport

$14,000 and a four-cylinall the added

litre,

vehicle

the

United

States.

and the R/T.

It

132-horsepower engine than

For a base model,

it

certainly has

The GS and GSi have a rounded end which makes them look stumpy. Overall, I was unimpressed

out for a spin.

The GS model It

is

the basic design.

has a measly 90-horsepower,

litre

engine.

It

has

all

1

.5-

the standard

features such as ashtrays (front and

took the GSi five-speed manual

fact that

I

I

tried to get

over the

found the exterior very

unappealing and focused on the interior. I wasn’t too impressed with it

either.

The climate

controls were

easy to understand as well, but

it

the Rio and the Accent.

standard with an

I

about

at

very has a larger, 2.0-

features costs about $16,000.

a

still

the

2.0 offers a base model,

small, unappealing vehicle.

is

up.

Neon

carry the

still

quite a few nice features.

it

it

out of

it

Canadian Driver,

affordable.

It

same

the

fog lights and honey-comb spices

According

SX

very

is

optional.

five-speed manual starts

just under

Yes,

power win-

unfortunately has 13-inch wheels as well.

about

The base model starts $15,800, which makes

engine that the GSi offers. player

except

also has the

It

“beefy” look. The SX 2.0 pulls away from the square design of the Accent and the Rio. Everything

der automatic with

aggressive look, but

104-horsepower

was pleased with

acceleration.

is

It

end has add an

with the exterior of either model.

engine,

GS

a very affordable vehicle.

over the dash without a problem.

map

is

offers.

a few extra features. For an extra

seat,

My first impression was the superb design of the front end. It is a distinct Dodge front end with its

“cute” stage. The front end

rear

driver

offers all that the

of this vehicle.

with

The amount of leg and head room was impressive. I felt comfortable with so much room and I could see

the

The GSi model

impressed with the overall package

that

Like the Kia Rio, the Accent

The RS model includes everything the S model has to offer plus

for

automatic.

2.0 combines style with performance. I was surprisingly

about $14,500 for a five-speed transmission and jus*! over $15,000 for an automatic. The GL model offers fewer fea-

The Hyundai Accent

it

ment

sion and $13,500 for a four-speed

2.0

The SX

has added features to take

what

For a measly

inch aluminum wheels. It starts at $12,500 for a five-speed transmis-

The Dodge SX

well at 14 inches. The GSi costs

and floor mats; all of this for $12,350 in the five-speed model.

$1,000 you can have bodycoloured mirrors, height adjust-

3-

design as the Chrysler Neon, but

ers

looks like on the outside.

1

lamps. The wheels are bigger as

is

inside than

CD

kilometres.

fuel

there

a lot

and cup holders.

Air-conditioning, cassette and players are all extra. It also has

consumption is excellent. Rio gets 32 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 43 mpg on the highway. With a 45 litre tank, the Rio consumes about 9.3 litres per 100

The

wheel cov-

player, 14-inch wheels,

rear), cloth seats

has except the GSi has a larger 104-horsepower, 1. 6-litre engine. A CD player is standard as well as power door locks. It also has added features such as a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a sunroof and fog

as

it

it

tle less roll. I

green

a

model and then seeing a black one, I almost thought the black was a different model.

out.

LS

a 1.6-litre,

than affordable price.

comers, but

CD-player and split

glass,

lights,

exhaust system,

much

stereo-

six speakers,

rear-folding

fog

comes

It

AM/FM seats,

60/40 tinted

stainless-steel

tilt

steering and

more.lt also has an emer-

gency trunk-lid release

inside.

it

was extremely square. There was

Continued on Page 13

and fuel-door opening remote.

The LS model incorporates

RS model and

it

plus

the

air-conditioning,

includes power-heated mir-

power windows and locks, remote keyless entry, front fog lamps and a front seat tilt headrest. The adjustable seat in the RS and LS models is a nice feature. The rors,

adjustment

is a dial rather than an automatic button, but with the

slightest turn the seat adjusts to in the front or back, to lean

lift

forward

backward and provides lumbar The tilted headrest on the LS model adds to the comfort as or

support.

well as safety.

Once

fully adjusted,

Rio seat is one of the most comfortable I have ever been in. the

The RX-V combines features of the

RS model

all

the

wheels, rear hatch spoiler, 60/40 split rear seats,

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

plus alloy

rear cargo

power

The Hyundai Accent several styles.

is

available for about $12,500

and comes

in

(Photo by Michelle TaylordK,

The Dodge SX

2.0

combines a nice look and great performance

with a fairly inexpensive price.


Life -

SPOKE, February

2003

17,

— Page 13

r

Comparing value and

style at the car lot would be on

Continued from Page 12

my

the top of

list.

All four cars offer excellent war-

This

an ideal feature in case

is

ranties.

become trapped inside. It also comes standard with 14-inch aluminum wheels. The Sport looks the same as the

SX

basic

2.0 but

five-year

it

calls a 5-5-

It

includes a

100,000-kilometre

or

comprehensive warranty covering vehicle,”

“virtually

the

entire

five-year

or

100,000-kilometre

includes a spoil-

it

Kia has what

5 extra care warranty.

children

a

matching coloured panels

powertrain warranty covering the

around the radio and climate control knobs and around the shifter. It offers the 2.0-litre, 132-horsepower

engine, transmission and axles, and

has everything

age that covers any roadside emer-

er and

engine as well.

It

model has except

the standard

gency.

it

Dodge

aluminum wheels, air conditioning, power locks and front windows, remote keyless 15-inch

offers

security

entry,

A

control.

and roadside assistance plan. includes

alarm and cruise

starts

Mustangs

It

start at

model offers plus

16-inch

alu-

there.

a variety

Hyundai

models including the coupe, convertible and coupe GT.

of

wheels, air-conditioning,

increase gears.

six-disc

CD

a

player, cruise control,

mpg

models offer an optional

took the Sport model out for a

was impressed with

performance.

window

is

is it

winter.

a safe-

but annoy-

when you’re a passenger. The drive was smooth with the SX 2.0 Sport. It hugged the road

ing

louci loud

of the engine ui

Neon

just

Society has slowly

become more

Second to water, tea has become most consumed beverage in the

world with coffee coming

in

a

close third.

“Caffeine contains a water soluble

chemical that passes through

the

membrane

it

to stimulate the body,’

said Ellen Desjardins, a nutritionist

Health

with the Waterloo Public

if

consumed

in

mod-

it has no negative effects on the body,” she explained.

eration,

But what

is

'jjfcellness

lilitres,

published by

U (/^Berkeley stated that three to four cups of coffee a

day

more

It

has a

is

consume

which

moder-

is

a good size serving.

Coffee contains anywhere from 60 to 120 milligrams more caffeine This tea in an average serving. than

number

varies

depending on brew-

ing methods. Caffeine contains a psychoactive

meaning

stimulus,

it

affects

the

system mind, the central nervous alertness. improves and, in turn, However, it can cause heart palpiinsomtations. upset stomach and nia

when

overused.

you must drink caffeine then

morning. it’s best to drink an Desjardins said, adding, “Tea is in the

excellent

because

moderation? letter

for a person to

enough

“If

Department.

"However,

surprisingly affordable for

without any negative effect. One cup should be about 170 mil-

the

allowing

$70

CD

is

When

I put the pedal to the torque spun the tires, but once traction was controlled it reached top speeds in seconds with

engine. floor

to replace.

its

system and illuminatIt starts at about

ed vanity mirrors.

and GT Mustang The Convertible come standard with all

V6 V6

litres

Mach the luxury items such as the 460 sound system, tinted glass, hood scoop, 17-inch aluminum

mpg on

wheels,

bars and anti-

lock braking system (ABS). The distinct difference is the more

powerful engine. With a 260horsepower, eight-cylinder (V8), 4.6-litre engine, this car can really

Overall, the

Mustang

SX

the highway.

lived in Florida, the

it

alternative is

lower

Adding milk

to

coffee

in caffeine.

to coffee

obviously

but it lowers the caffeine level, the effects the out cancel does not

drug has on the body. Many scientists have attempted illlink caffeine with chronic nesses such as heart disease, pan-

to

creatic cancer,

and heart attacks.

However, no concrete research has proven any of these theories. A study conducted in Honolulu. Hawaii, showed that caffeine acturisk of ally helped reduce the men. in disease Parkinson’s However, further research is needed to verify the claim.

It

Mustang

is at

who become dependent on

coffee

or tea often experience withdrawal

once they have been without their favourite beverage for a long period of time. Signs of withdrawal nervousness, irritability, headaches and sometimes nausea include

and vomiting.

Whether or not people develop a also true dependency on caffeine requires further scientific study. However, many daily coffee or tea drinkers say they

need the

to help

first

them func-

dependency. kick-start "I just need coffee to 19. of Piree. Jill my day.” said

disease,

be blamed for the illnesses. in The In an article published it Globe and Mail. Aug. 15. 2000. proalso can caffeine stated that People jitters and anxiety.

duce

consider tion. So. they would

it

a

Shelburne. She said caffeine helps her stay awake through early morning classes.

“There

same

is

no beverage that has the

effects

feinated

top.

The Kia

bottom of

my

list.

ride, but the

and the

unappealing. B

*

affect: nutritionist

habits daily tend to have poor eating often smoke. This increases

of osteoporosis and heart which means caffeine can t

the

does have a nice

style is

But studies do show that people who drink large amounts of caffeine

their risk

the

affordability,

interior space is limiting

cup of the day

and

favourite, but for

comes out on

2.0

Accent

had that kind of money to spend I would purchase something more useful, but if I could buy two cars, if I

and

Rio does come in a close second. impressive, but Its performance is appeal to my not the design does Hyundai taste. Unfortunately, the

Overall, this vehicle is a phenomenal vehicle but impractical. If I

or

my

is

practicality

gets about

Dodge SX 2.0 is an The Ford

vehicle.

excellent

with the V8. The

24 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. The V8 gets 21 mpg in the city and 32

minimum

two-year program.

tank consumes about 7.6 per 100 kilometres with the

and 8.7

driver

rebate for graduates of a

Its

59-litre litres

$29,000.

much

car with so

Mustang and

2.0 and

months, Kia offers a $500 rebate. Dodge and Hyundai offer a $750 rebate and Ford offers a $1,000

no hesitation. I found the steering wheel to be a little loose, but overall control was very stable. Fuel consumption is good for a horsepower.

SX

front-passenger air bags. The Accent has an air bag only on the driver’s side. The Mustang has a passenger-side air bag deactivation switch for use with a child seat. The SX 2.0 offers front side-impact air bags as an option. All four companies offer rebates for recent graduates as well. If you graduated within the last 1

and snow. But, it is fun to drive and, because of the stabilizer bars, it hugs the curves of the road. The V8 GT Convertible had a dismore powerful larger, tinctly

460, eight-speaker,

stabilizer

The Rio,

come standard with

the rain

moderation has no negative

ate

add coffee.

filtering

costs

Mach

six-disc

in

reliant on caffeine to survive long, stressful days at the office or school.

brain’s

a

anyway?

The Mustang Coupe is model starting at $24,000.

By BLAKE GALL human:

it

to.

little

1

Perkinq w up Instant

belongs

Coupe, but has a power-retractable

the basic

still

is

it

the key

the special edition models such as Mach 1 and Centennial Edition.

surprisingly well, but that distinct

specifically for the

Every car has a different code. So, if someone were to copy the key or try to start the engine without it, it would not work without the computerized code. According to Gibson, a copied key would open the doors, but would fail to start the engine. Unfortunately, if you were to lose

The Mustang comes in four different models: the Mustang Coupe, Mustang Convertible, Mustang Mustang and GT Coupe •Convertible GT. Then there are the

models have power windows in the

programmed

to drive

little

five-

warranty.

top,

is

most of the vehicle, and a

Ford’s

The V6 Convertible had a lot of power and it was easy to leave tire marks. This is a setback as well. So much torqUe can be a problem in

useless in the

would want

bland. This

unlimited-kilometre

three-year,

24-hour roadside assistance. Ford has a five-year or 100,000kilometre powertrain warranty, a three-year or 60,000-kilometre limited warranty, which covers year, unlimited-distance corrosion

The Mustang Convertible has the exact same features as the

those of you with a money to spend.

problems seeing out of this vehicle. none of the I did find it odd that

ty feature for children,

is

air-con-

a

desire to keep that classic-car look.

such a classic vehicle in the winter

model

would have

It is

it

CD player,

move. The Coupe starts at $32,500 and the Convertible starts at just under $40,000. I took the Mustang Convertible and Mustang Convertible GT out for a spin. Both have a beautiful exterior, but I found the interior to be a

Despite this setback, the base

problem. Unfortunately, the seats cannot be moved up or down, so

back, only in the front.

Who

wheels,

three-year or

SecuriLock is an anti-theft system standard on all models. A builtin computer chip in the ignition key

an impractical vehicle. Because vehicle with is a rear-wheel-drive

a lot of torque,

sporty the ground, adding to that vision the to adds this feel, but

short

most

the

is

formance. It is a superbly crafted, beautiful machine. Unfortunately it

and

big

in Sarnia, Ont.,

model

power locks and

spoiler, 16-inch alu-

a

ditioning and SecuriLock.

car

affordable in Canada. The Mustang peris the master of design and

toward the front end. The makes it rear end is high up which spots. difficult to see your blind to low but comfortable, is seat The

is

per 100 kilometres.

of Lambton Ford the convertible

slants

someone who

litres

I took this car for a test drive because, according to Craig Gibson

has long legs. front

minum

the

The Ford Mustang

uncomfortable for someone

The

windows, rear

is

around the climate control and gear shift add to that sporty look. I found there was a lot of room in the front seats, but the back may be a

who

the front and rear,

gets 35

It

mpg on

190-

features such as stabilizer bars in

look

like the overall

I

age of 5.9

its

of the car including the interior. The matching body-colour panels

bit

for a 132-horse-

and 48

(V6),

horsepower engine. For a base model it comes well equipped with

highway. Fuel tank capacity is 47 litres and it only consumes an aver-

smoker’s package and sunroof. spin and

in the city

six-cylinder

3.8-litre,

try to

to hesitate

with this vehicle as well.

alarm.

All

you

it

power engine, but once past 60 km/h it really moved. Fuel consumption is excellent

power minors, rear spoiler, leatherwrapped steering wheel, power doors and front windows and security

much

too

little

found

I

offers

60,000-kilometre comprehensive warranty, a five-year or 100,000kilometre powertrain warranty and

about $24,000.

gets louder as

It

minum

I

in

has everything the standard

also

or

body-sheet metal.”

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

The Ford Mustang comes

a 2.0-

150-horsepower engine.

litre,

also

It

three-year

which includes “rust-free coverage on all

$18,000.

The R/T model comes with

basic

a

60,000-kilometre warranty

under

just

at

currently has a seven-year

115,000-kilometre powertrain

or

five-speed transmission

model

Sport

100,000-kilometre

five-year or

a

extra care roadside assistance pack-

on the body beverage

that a caf-

does.’

pointed^ out. Desjardins pointed

Caffeine is also found in pop and chocolate, but in much smaller amounts. Therefore, it is not as relevant to scientific studies as coffee or tea. as In comparison to drugs such morphine or nicotine, caffeine has

no addictive qualities whatsoever. Nicotine triggers activity in the part addicof the brain responsible for tion.

even when consumed

in

low

doses.

Studies

would have

show

that

someone more

to drink seven or

cups of coffee in rapid succession all in that to trigger any activity at part of the brain.

So. consuming caffeine in

mod-

eration. switching to decaffeinated

drinks at night and

know ing when

you’ve had enough coffee for the day is all you need to do to ensure your body or mind. it doesn't effect


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Bead

and serenity Origins shop

Delicious food in a relaxing Montana’s puts atmosphere Cookhouse Saloon at the top of my

who

Beads have been a part of

list.

When you

are since Neolithic times and

possess a variety of meanings to different cultures. For some they

Some

are

worn

purposes only and some are used to ward of evil forces. tive

a

bam

small

outside

evening at Montana’s is less most dining experiences and more like a unique and interesting

of

adventure. (Internet photo)

The Bead Barn, located at Willow Pond Farm on Roseville Road in Origins:

and variety, along with the necesmake to accessories sary iracelets, anklets, medallions

early

Bam

The Bead

K-W

has

West so the need

'orld.

open

now

caters to

Buddha

used to

statues that are

lease was up in the Waterloo location, the family decided to move the store to their residence

Another unique item

located at 2365 Roseville Rd. in

mirrors, available in different

Cambridge.

sizes,

to

the store has thousands

Today

out of beads and has branched gifts. into specialty items and Making faces at all who enter large

ire

jvhile

•oom.

a sea of colours

Owner Barbara

jaid the

the

Gravill

family has always been

nterested in

beadwork.

Sand, recycled glass, sandalwood, seeds and rudracksha are the ust some of the materials are reads are made from. They sold both individually

and by the

and they come in a variety of styles, colours and sizes. But, beads alone are not what

bag,

have

made

this store so popular.

Over time Origins has developed business that now includes the sale of incense, essential oils, tarot cards and symbols of Far East cultures.

into a thriving

Among the unique items for sale bowls which have been hand forged by monks

are Tibetan singing

and when tapped make music. The bowls are also used

in

alternative therapy treatment for

soothing nerves and the practice of Reiki.

“We’ve always been interested unusual things,” said Gravill. The items in the store change

in

Linda

She added a lot of research goes the store into finding the items for

the air

fills

have

Gravill, Barbara’s daughter.

Indonesia and Africa. fills

sell

said

meanings,”

fixed

wooden masks from

The scent of flowers

which are commonly used ward off spirits.

“A lot of the things we

and learning their meanings. Other popular items are incense from Indonesia, India and China.

Some

feature the different zodiac

signs while others depict beautimore ful Indian art. Among the rare incenses

named for the

Nag Champa,

is

faster than

again, I

welcoming atmosphere. We had to take a break from herding cows and stopping thieves from robbing

that

to

fill

our stomachs with

Before

I

could place

my cowboy

baked potato on the side. I was getting hungry and I knew I needed

some grub before arresting robbers

I

could return to

and saving people

from rampant bulls. While we were waiting, other cowboys and cowgirls were chowit was ing down their food like going out of

style.

I

knew we

we couldn’t stay too long because had to take our horse home before dehydrated. I had to tie our steed it

to the fence before

we went

our

food

I

thought

I

it

would. Once

was service with a to get

smile.

our food

accidentally stuck the spur of

boot into my wife’s leg. The steam from the chicken floated to the ceiling and the layer of butter made the yellow com glimmer in

my

and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The smell made my stomach growl before I could even take a bite. Out of the window, I could see my horse’s nose perk up when the server delivered the warm

try

the light.

The food was

The

delicious.

chicken tasted so fresh and plump that it was a shame to take a drink of water. The meat came with barbecue sauce and I took full advantage of dipping

my

liquid.

The

amazing

dessert. It

chicken into the thick sauce increased the

and

taste

but smile as

I

couldn

I

t

help

chomped down each

piece.

When we finished eating our the meal, my wife and I called over oldserver and asked her for an

fashioned

and blueberry

peach

She quickly brought us a black

came

peaches, frying pan with sliced paslight a blueberries, scattered

than

better

into the It

took

smooth

was

like

ice cream.

a

little

ing items to

I

The server brought us our bill and knew we had to head back into

the flat fields and open farmland for another night.

cowboy

I

sell

in the

going back to herding cows.

Montana’s was the perfect escape from reality. While I raced home in my car, amongst the hustle and bustle of thought of

I

in the old west.

and

it

I

my moments

had a great time

was an experience

Christian crosses are available along with rare Stars of David from pewter and other

Prize

made

sources.

Gravill

said

will

orders

taken for people what they want.

who don The

t

see

A

people offers gift certificates for who can’t find that special something for that special someone.

The Bead

money!

be

store also

Program! Write a Scientific or financial Calculator

Win

1st

$1250", 2nd $580."

or 3rd $250."

Bam is open Monday

p.m., to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5

and

open Sundays by appointment. For more information call 519-623-4945.

Winners advance to Regional Level!

H

written Up to 3 people per group, programs will be

For information

and

In

Java

registration:

iuwui.blackberrycontest.com Contest opens Jan 27th through f eh 28th

Would you help? as four

lives

I

will

hopefully gallop through again.

Calculate your

store.

my

grabbed

hat and paid the tab before

scent of the flower

Medallions of the Celtic and

of

piece

heaven.

from which it comes and the snakes which must be passed in order to pick the flower. Gravill said they have tried to represent all religions when pick-

it

my

fork and planted it into the pastry and then into a thick peach slice before swishing it I

city life,

skillet for dessert.

even

tasted

smelled.

inside

to eat.

Surprisingly,

it

was so excited

ing fireplace to take in the warm,

hat on the table, a young woman arrived to take our order. We both requested half of a spit-roasted chicken with buttered com and a

bagu

is

Montana’s, located at 40 Pinebush Rd. in Cambridge, features a warm, country-western atmosphere with great food.

on the

some home cooking.

bring tranquility in the home. Money toads can be placed in the home to draw money towards you.

x:ated in Waterloo. After the

instantly smell the pota-

grill.

trains

for related items.

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

the

on Jan. 9 and

We sat down on a log near a blaz-

Available are I-Ching coins and

by the Gravill Origins store was

Started in 1996 imily, the first

the store

arrived at

I

toes and chicken cooking

with the times. Recently fung shui has gained popularity in the

seven years, providing a

wife and

we could

area for

aleidoscope of colourful beads nd jewelery from around the

My

restaurant at 6 p.m.

Cambridge, offers a unique shopping experience.

ind necklaces.

serving the

in

An

find beads of every size, shape

Origins:

Pinebush Rd.

like

Cambridge, bead fanatics can

ieen

the

on 40 Cambridge, it

outlaw.

still

as prevalent today as they were thousands of years ago. In

into

restaurant

in the middle of the old west. You can almost picture the sheriff walking through the front doors to arrest Jesse James or another

for decora-

Whatever the case, they are

walk

first

rustic-looking

feels like you’re entering a saloon

bring healing powers, for others they are a symbol of piety and faith.

— Page 15

By DENIS LANGLOIS

By SARAH McGOLDRICK

we

2003

17,

Mosey on down to Montana’s Cookhouse

fanatics find

bliss

at

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— SPOKE, February

17,

Modern B y MIC H ELLE TAYLOR

Wood

carvings, paintings

and

sculptures are just a sampling of his

work. Just

when you

think there

is

nothing else he could possibly show you, another beautiful piece of artwork catches your eye. Caz Bentley is a local J. Waterloo artist whose artwork varies from modern design to Celtic and Renaissance style. For someone who only took up art in his adult life, his work is remarkable.

Bom

in Kingston, Ont., Bentley

never took any

art

He moved

courses in high

Waterloo in 1978 to take chemistry courses at the University of Waterloo. That quickly changed when in 1983 he met a medieval war-gaming group. He realized chemistry was not what he wanted to do. Instead, he decided to take art courses. Bentley has an honours degree in fine arts from the University of Waterloo. He is an artist of many different mediums. “It helps to be artistically schizophrenic,” Bentley said. His work includes: printmaking, wood block and wood engraving, illumination, silverpoint drawing, school.

painting,

to

calligraphy

lous.

20th century

up

artists.

He is also well known for his wood carvings and printmaking. His wood carvings range from modem-abstract

to

medieval and

Celtic designs. All of his

wife Paddy Gillard-Bentley, a local playwright who has done such works as, Shaking the Dew From The Lilies, he is best known for his work with his

stained glass.

most noted work is eight panels he designed and constructed for Notre Dame Chapel at St. Jerome’s University. His stained-glass work varies in designs from medieval dragons to scenery inspired by the group of His

stained-glass

work

is

A small drawing can take him hours

10

to

is

Bentley emulates medieval period. He this

medium

complete. an art form

to

Silverpoint drawing

from

the

keep

tries to

as close to the era as

possible.

ulti-

This medium involves coating a piece of wood, usually poplar,

wood

engraving. This involves engraving

limewood or boxwood, or paper with a metal compound. Bentley

wqod and

uses a “length of jewellers-grade

superbly designed with the

mate precision. His printmaking

starts

a design into a piece of

using

then

with

press

rolling

a

to

The image

sterling silver.”

is

than

imprint the image on paper with

slowly sketched into the paper or

ink. Bentley uses the end grain of a hard wood such as cherry or maple. The end grain of a piece of wood means carving is done across the grain instead of with the grain as is done with wood-block print-

wood. He often adds colour with a

“You just can’t get the detail with (wood block) as you can with ing.

soft

water-coloured pencil.

“Silverpoint

like a meditation

is

for me,” he said. “I find

it

relax-

ing.”

Bentley works as a teacher at University Heights Secondary School, a school which prepares

end grain,” he said. He also pointed out that carving end grain is difficult. “If it were easy everyone

students for the

would do

teacher for the last four years.

it.”

field.

He was

and has been working as a full-time

worked

he

as

teacher he would often

“He took the Celtic idea and modernized it.” Paddy

work

a supply teacher for seven years

When

silverpoint

a

supply

work on

his

drawings during his

breaks.

Gillard-Bentley,

According to his Web site, he a program at both St. Mary’s and St. Benedict’s schools where he helped students design and construct stained-glass wincreated

artist's wife

A

typical

wood

carving can take

him about 25 hours to

a medieval twist

art with

seven, a Canadian group of early

and sculp-

ture.

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to complete.

“I’m not a slow carver,” he said. “It is a very fussy medium.” One wood carving will give him about 100

He typically sells his prints for $45-$65 when bought directly from him. Many of his prints are of Celtic heritage. “He took the Celtic prints.

idea and modernized said.

“That’s

it,”

his wife

what makes

it

so

unique.”

The is

entire

medium he works with

“labour intensive.” Silverpoint drawing

is

meticu-

WORK FOR THE

dows for “It was a

their school’s chapels.

rare opportunity to cre-

works of

ate substantial

art that

will probably out-live them,” he

wrote. To help keep his to the

wife and their is

work

authentic

medieval period, Bentley, his

also

1 1

-year-old son,

artistically

members

of

inclined,

who are

The

Society for Creative Anachronism, an international

organization dedicated to

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

Caz Bentley, a local Waterloo artist, shows off one of his modern wood carvings. Bentley is an artist of many mediums, but he is best known for his work with stained glass.

J.

“researching and re-creating pre-

He

nth-century European history.”

more than 19 years. He has produced Celtic scrolls for the group as well as carved wooden

finalists

boxes to protect the “crowns of Kings and Queens.” Bentley and his family also often attend the annual Celtic Roots

According to Bentley he was the only Kitchener- Waterloo native to

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has been involved with the soci-

ety for

Festival in Goderich.

The

festival

usually runs in August. There

is

music and dancing as well as a Celtic “college.” Bentley started teaching at the festival last year. Typically, the

week before

al festival, classes are

anyone who

the actu-

held to teach

about Celtic music, dance, culture and art. Both Bentley and his wife agree that their future remains here in the Kitchener- Waterloo area. “It may be is

interested

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“Why

have a competi-

you already know what you

want,” she said.

‘Why bother?”

notion that they must go (to Toronto), but there a lot of galleries this

said

Gillard-Bentley

And

the

“He

is

said.

out.”

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himself?

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— Page 17

Assault centres offer refuge By KATE

VANDEVEN

D.

designated for men.

The happens

to

males and females,

big and small.

(lies

(xual

assault

so prevalent

is

according to Statistics Jida, one in every four to six university or college

lie

I

during her years

d, after the

1

age of

at school. 8,

1

whether

last

of every 10 be sexually assaulted, statistics such as these, it is

know what

constitutes

When

>erson to another

1 il

assault;

Fondling,

act

done by

defined as

is

which includes kissintercourse and oral

|

h the numbers being so high

and university students,

>llege

it

wonder the Kitchener/Waterloo has numerous centres and

AMVOSA

call

EARS,

or

counselling and a support centre

s

is

more

for

women

the age of 16, but youth

who

and

seek help are redirected

who

her centres

deal specifi-

with them. the

women who

use this cen-

the services are free

and they

on a weekly basis for a

in

>unselling session.

Colleen

Stetsko,

become

more

to call to reach this

570-3277. help

to

who

Longstreet,

has

both

male

and

females is the Sexual Abuse Treatment Program in Waterloo, which offers group counselling to sexually abused people. Most people are referred to this centre by another support line or treatment centre because it is designed specifically to offer support counselling.

Program co-ordinator Jennifer Weicke, said the program works on

From September to tre

June, the cena seven-week, closed

offers

once again, until a suitable centre is found to help them deal with their needs.

Weicke

The number is

the support line

urs

.

to Friday

The number

Another centre lp in the

area

is

is

is

till

After the seven weeks, another

4:30

group is started. If in those seven weeks, a number of new people come into the program, another therapy group will be started. During the summer months, the

571-0121.

which the

only

open 24 offers

(AMVOSA)

Male Victims of Abuse centre, which is

dvocates :xual

centre offers drop-in groups.

Weicke

said they

Last year, a

work with peo-

Ik'

vUi SiKtfd

»«<*«*

tuiw

mih

Once

a sexual assault occurs, the

Waterloo Sexual Assault Treatment Centre is the place to go. It

is

located at three places:

C'-o Ho.*- ft 'ffvd

Suoko

(Photo by Kate D. VandeVen) Local sexual assault treatment centres offer support from physicians, nurses and social workers, as well as access to police.

St.

MaryfATis General Hospital, Cambridge Memorial Hospital and

because, according to Statistics Canada, 69 per cent of women are

on Queen^Es Street in Kitchener. It an emergency centre where physicians, nurses and social workers work around the clock to help with your needs. Women, children and men are welcome to use the facility, where they are given an examination,

men they know. However, one sexual assault victim who did speak out against her

her

assault said the reason she did not go to the police was because she

tell

is

treated for sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy and any physical

Police are also available is

desired.

if legal

The number

to call for this treatment centre is

was embarrassed and afraid her would find out. The victim, who did not want to disclose her name, was assaulted by a man she had known for two years. She said she was at a small gathering with friends, when she was approached by this man and asked to go somewhere to talk. parents

Of course,

FcKiftt&men

she thought nothing of

to hear her cries for

help.

When

he was finished, he jumped window and minutes later, friends came into the room.

out the

During the first year, she did not anyone other than a few friends about the assault. But on the first year anniversary date, she started to get flashbacks, and this is when she decided to go get help. Along with receiving counselling, she did some motivational speaking and did group counselling with other

who had been assaulted. This experience has changed her

girls

life.

She

is

now

according to Canada, only six per cent

and went off to a room with him. As they were talking, he managed

when

of sexual assaults are reported to

to tangle her feet in a blanket, force

of her friends.

the police.

himself on top of her and tie her wrists together with a pair of pants.

Unfortunately, Statistics

This

may be because

ashamed

go

to

people feel

to the police,

or

it

With

the

music being so loud, no

a lot

more aware

she drinks, finds

trust people, and. is

Her advice

to

people

been assaulted, is and don’t feel like

harder to

it

more

protective

who have

to tell it is

someone

your

fault.

Addictive Relationships

your relationship is "bad for you" but you cannot seem to end it? Do you give reasons to stay in the relationship that aren't true or are not strong enough to offset the harm the relationship causes? Does the idea of ending the relationship make you feel anxious or fearful? Does any attempt to end the relationship cause "withdrawal symptoms," even physical discomfort, which is only relieved by re-establishing contact? If you have said yes to most of these questions, you may be in an addictive relationship. The first steps to overcoming an addictive relationship include recognizing that it is a problem, and understanding what beliefs and feelings are influencing you to stay in the relationship. Robin Norwood's book, Women Who Love Too Much gives a ten-step plan to help in overcoming the pattern of addictive relationships. Her suggestions, which are equally valid for men,

Do you

ins jpswtfffiikct

one was able

assaulted by

749-6994.

your

«vM,r

to

initial

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER:

new

pacemaker implant saved Max’s life. Stw

to call for this centre

they do not deal with the

assistance

Monday

the

All three of these centres will either provide counselling, or refer you to an appropriate program, but

injuries.

n.,

is

has serv-

744-6549.

meaning in that seven weeks, it is the same eight people in the group.

en

program

in the city that

male survivors.

ices for

therapy group for eight members;

is

said this

only centre

ntre for 10 years, said in 2002,

Although the main office

and the

to the centre to see if the services provided can help them. If they cannot, they are redirected

ey received 2,000 calls to their pport line.

the environ-

consultation.

need.

:en a volunteer co-ordinator at the

in

climate

comes

AMVOSA

the

involved in counselling.

The number

the

As with the other two centres, an assessment is done when a person

about four to five calls per month. Stetsko said they would like to

with

needs

on average, the centre receives two to five calls a week and the EARS line receives

AMVOSA

going on

is

their

co-ordinator, said

offers

they help varies depending on

media.

A centre in the community which

Kitchener Waterloo Sexual lilt Support Centre offers oneje

who what

either

referrals,

line is

are

into

are assessed and they are redirected to a centre where they can receive

lines for victims.

;

)me

males

Rhonda

unwanted sexual

who come to the program between the ages of 35 and 45. She said the number of people

of people

ment,

Along with providing community AMVOSA puts on onehour public presentations in the community about their program.

Jy

jt

of the phone

number.

ual assault.

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four numbers

women and one

j'rtant to

|

a

individual or group therapy.

th

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which represents

hool or not, one out of every will

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EARS

confidential support line for males; the acronym EARS represents the

stu-

be a victim of sexual

will lilt

called

ple 18 and up, but the average age

centre also has a phone line

feel that

self

,

$

include the following:

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*Focus on getting your needs met more effectively; make them a priority. ‘Recognize and work on your own problems and shortcomings. ‘Learn to stop controlling others by concentrating on your own needs and efforts. t Develop your spiritual side; spend some time daily in an activity that increases your sense of peace and tranquillity. ‘Learn to avoid relationship games and unhealthy roles such as rescuer, blamer or vic-

Fellowship

•j

Bible

sttsujy:

tim.

‘Find a support group of friends

I

who

understand, and share what you have experienced

and learned.

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. Where: 1 D1 7

‘Talk to a counsellor.

may be especially helpful in the following circumstances: ‘You are very unhappy in the relationship but unsure whether to accept ‘Counselling get out of

For

all interested or with questions. Enjoy the fellowship of friends.

it,

improve

it

or

it.

‘You believe you should end the relationship but are having difficulty doing so. ‘You suspect you are staying in a relationship for the wrong reasons (e.g. guilt, fear of

A

being alone). ‘You recognize a pattern of bad relationships you have been unable Message from Student Services (2B02).

to

change.


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— SPOKE, February

17,

Alzheimer’s By VA LENTINA RAPO PORT

passed away two “I was very close to my dad and I felt as though I went through it all

convinced her father his

had raised six children and could

time of her diagnosis, Heffeman required additional care, so an

by myself.”

employee from the Red Cross was sent to the house three times a week to help with house chores. “At the beginning it was mainly

family

play baseball like a pro.

Now

mother week, knowing when she arrives her mother will not 38, Jenks visits her

five times a

remember

her.

ago her mother, Doreen Heffeman, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It was a result Jenks and her siblings had been expecting for years. “There were times when I would smell burnt toast or find iron marks on shirts,” said Jenks, referring to Eight

years

for housekeeping, but

gressed to the point to bathe her

mom would go

visit

and

in to the kitchen to

make tea or do something else she knew how to do,” she said. “She was getting slower with her speech and couldn’t follow a conversation anymore. Although Jenks and her siblings knew their mother had the disease, their father refused to believe

it.

was about protecting (her),” she said. “I guess I was hiding it from myself also. I didn’t want to “It

admit

where they had

and help her with other

Heffeman continued

it.”

Wanting

memory

to dismiss her mother’s

loss as a

symptom of

old

to

is

hardest on the patient’s fam-

we had

Although it was a hard decision make, Jenks said she and her family knew their mother needed the 24-hour care a nursing home

to that lan-

has worked at the home for 1 3 years, said 65 per cent of the patients she works with suffer

from Alzheimer’s disease.

“It’s difficult

because many times

they want to leave the facility but

would provide. “It was hardest for my dad, “said Jenks, remembering her father’s reaction when he was told about the nursing home. “It was the last

have to

thing he wanted but at that point he

ronment

was unable to look after her.” Now 77 years old, Heffeman has been in a nursing home for almost

in is just

we

them and we keep them inside and safe,”

are responsible for

she said. In addition, Taylor said the envi-

which the patients live as important as the med-

in

ication they take. “It’s

who

best to keep

environment

them in a quiet no sudden

with

“A

have the disease, Heffeman doesn’t

changes,” she said.

Heffeman to a doctor for the diagnosis. She was seen by a geriatric specialist and put through a number of motor-skills tests where she was

remember family when they

routine (for the patients)

asked to identify objects as well as remember details from her past. “Mom would look to dad and I for the answers (to the questions),”

her,”

age,

the

family decided to take

visit

important.

her.

“She doesn’t know who I am but knows I’m someone special to

off

she

Jenks.

said

“It’s

memory

loss

They

constant is

very

get really thrown

they see anything upset-

around them.”

According to the Alzheimer Society, a countrywide not-forprofit health organization dedicated

become

something I can deal with,” she said, adding the hardest thing about her mother’s

when

ting

was not

common form of dementia, memory

der that causes

or injury,

disease

vital brain cells

and

is

a disor-

loss

due

to

destroys

not a normal

to helping

people with Alzheimer’s

ease.

Since the disease was discov-

have been ongoing sciunderstand the disease and to help find a cure. Although the cause and cure are still unknown, research has been successful in uncovering a lot of new information about the disease. A study conducted by the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (CSHA) revealed people with the disease possessed some or one of the following traits: a family history with the disease, head injuries, lack of mental stimered, there

entific studies to better

three types of drugs used to trea

Alzheimer’s

which

icals in the brain.

Other drugs such as ginkgo bilo Chinese medicine believed t< contain anti-oxidant and anti inflammatory compounds, are als< being examined as possible treat ments for the disease.

ba, a

specific areas of the brain an< behavioural abilities as well

research into blood and urine tests

According to the Alzheime by 2031 more thai 750,000 Canadians will hav< Society,

Alzheimer’s disease.

With so many

studies being con

ducted about the disease, Jenk: said she feels hopeful a cure will b«

found.

“Any time

there

done by the

CSHA

include:

the

possible link between Alzheimer’s disease and high levels of homo-

amino

acid) as well as

The

possible role of cof-

wine, dieting and physical

disease

about “I

I

am

interested (in learning

do think

it’s

Having two young children of her own, Jenks often wonders if she wiF one day have the disease herself. “My mother’s mother had the disease and she also always worried

it

would pass down

said. “I

worry about

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ago when her husband was diagnosed with

home

with the treatments so

“People would come to

Jenks

general things,” said Jenks.

her mother’s early symptoms of the disease.

at the

later pro-

it

her father

years ago.

wife had the disease. Living with her husband

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when

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SPOKE, February

Area farm helps troubled youth By IZABELA ZARZYCKA

‘‘

in

God

will help

them surpass

their

bility

addictions.

^Driving outside of the

cow

fg,

city,

down

road, they are all around us

Jirt

,

-

or crop farms.

can be deceiving.

But, looks

A

During a 12-month stay at the farm the men listen to preaching and teaching about the way that

God can change

their lives.

They

l(

rm

looks like a typical agri-

that

3re

may

business,

cultural

much

be

are. also taught the basic skills of life,

work

-

with less supervision.

Tucker said participation

such as responsibility, good habits, integrity and self-dis-

untary.

The men

lps out

men

in need.

Teen Challenge Farm is a n-profit, rehab place for males to 45 years of age who are strugM ng with addictions to drugs or lTie

time they wish. After the men leave the program, some go back to high school, start college or university and/or find

employment,

respectable

The Web site said, “We prepare our students to re-enter society as

for periodic

visits.

men who

the

good

overseas helping others

left

li(

husbands, fathers and good employees.”

said

some come back

Tucker. She added

good

them-

register

cipline.

citizens,

vol-

selves and therefore, can leave any

el;

^Tne farm near London, Ont. also

According

is

Three of the program are now

who

are

living a self-destructive life.

l

,

ohol. .lose Tucker, a market co-ordina-

The program is divided into two phases - the induction program and the training program.

four to six months and emphasizes

cause of their

counselling structure and discipline

The induction program runs

for

M[

mtify

root

the

and

diction to legal

'

illegal sub-

nces.

while

teaching

the basics of During these months

Christianity.

$500.

program minor not enough to

fee to the

However,

income

Teen Challenge Farm, d the program helps the men the

at

The entrance is

this

to the farm is Tucker said the public can sponsor a man for $30 a month. They will receive a photo of the person who they are sponsoring and a letter letting them know how

run

it.

to the

site,

the farm

asked to minister to troubled youth on the streets of New York City. After he reached hundreds who wanted help, he realized that many more needed a long-term residential program. According to the site, the first farm was developed in Hamilton, Ont., in 1973. People who wanted to help met young people at a coffee house and reached out to those who were addicted to drugs and alcohol. The evangelism and weekly classes reaped positive results which shaped the direction of the ministry.

“Today Teen Challenge

11

to the Teen Challenge rm Web site, www.tcfarm.org, program is designed to initiate total change of values in the ;style amongst the youth. This is :omplished in an atmosphere of ^rmth, trust and support.” The

Recording

j,

:

CJ

who work

jnsellors

with these

n strongly believe that their faith

the men are shown how to overcome life problems and how to stop

turning to drugs and alcohol for

is

dealing with his

Also, the public can donate their

used vehicle

The second phase - the training program - runs for eight months and focuses on Christian education, Christian outreach to churches and community and personal responsi-

cle is then sold at an auction

to the farm.

The

vehi-

and farm to help with expenses. The person who donated the vehicle can write it off on his or her income tax. the

money goes

directly to the

a non-

interdenominational,

profit,

Christian

answers.

Wedding company By

the participant

problem.

is

program operating

40 countries, autonomous locations

over

in

250

with

internation-

according to the Teen Challenge Web site. Tucker said there is no centre for ally,”

girls in this

ing into

area but they are look-

strives to

be unique

who

Czech Mates, unique is the of choice and making the cusIjiier happy is a top priority. ;or George and Trudy Otterbein, ,ech Mates is an attempt to tap o the wedding niche market and

from attending

ropean

spent three

Czech

working for an account-

gift

specializes

in

wedges and The

into

(Submitted photo)

iced into a decorative base.

dges are then filled with a partfavour, such as

;

candy or a

sfnall

each guest to take home as token of appreciation and a for

t,

mento of the used the

day. gift

the guests liked

1

fe

started

making

Then

my

for fun

and

it.

it

and colour scheme cake, but does not, however,

the

dude the cost of the favours, stomers are asked to choose a tidy

or gift

and

fill

the

wedges

unselves, however, for an extra

:

•t

cost of the favours; therefore fee can

be applied.

no

it

began

to

snow

hard,

turned on the windshield

car,

but take a few minutes to

familiarize

new

car.

yourself with this

Check

rior or exterior lights,

the car for inte-

damage. Find the

radio, wipers, turn

sig-

ror controls before

you leave

to order special decorative pieces.

new, Otterbein

Each cake

is

made by hand, and traditional

ing for something really unique, the

company

is

starting to offer gift

groom worry about making

or purchasing centrepieces.

Though

the

company says

is

relatively

business

is

going well. “It’s about as good as you can expect.

We

participated

in

the

show at Bingemans and we have another one scheduled. We’re bridal

that

the

But Otterbein stresses is more for something fun

business

he says, adding, "You give out the

to

favours and get a decorative centre-

believes the

do while they’re

company

retired.

will

He

always

can be simply placed in the centre of each table. This way the guests

be home-based. “We’ll always make the cakes from home." he says. “But we may need a showroom of some sort to display them, once we get known."

own

Currently Czech Mated operates

piece

all in one.”

the

wedges

are responsible for taking their

He

believes

the

if

to

company

may

big enough they

set

gets

up a

dis-

play case at local businesses in the area, such as wedding planners or

flower shops,

who

deal in the

wed-

ding market. If successful.

getting there slowly."

cakes as table centrepieces. “It’s a two-in-one combination,”

idges^md purchase the favours. * added charge is dependant on

fill

we

customers via e-mail or by creating a wedge and delivering it personally, if the customer lives in the area.

to your guests, the cake

will

up before getting on the

don’t have to

Instead of personally handing out

jAfch Mates

it

of days to complete, but the company requires a minimum of two weeks notice, just in case they have

the

arge

fill

and side mir-

meant to replace wedding cakes. But, if you’re look-

the design

tank of gas in the car. We to pull into a gas station and

nals, cruise control

not

75 to $300. This includes choos-

had

interested

cakes range from

$s.”

die decorative

got out on the road and realwas only a quar-

by sending pictures

since they are not edible, they are

it

options

offered by the personal

favours and the bride and

usually take a couple

out as a busi-

decided to try

;

Czech Mates, a local wedding cake company, specializes in European gift cakes, a non-edible cake divided into wedges and placed into a decorative base. The wedges are then filled with a parting favour, such as candy or a small gift. The cakes

cake at my elddaughter’s wedding,” he says. k wanted something different

We

coverage

include

eltips.com says, “You’re in a big hurry now that you’ve ;got the

cakes, a non-edible

divided

<e

when renting

a car for personal use. These

touch the windshield. The wipers made a line on the top and a line on the bottom of the windshield and left the entire centre area still covered in snow. The Web site www.freetrav-

Europe,” says

who

company

’he

not taking their insurance.

ated a predicament because the windshield wiper blades did not

firm.

;

push their insurance on which almost cost the same price per day as the car did. Even after we explained that we didn’t need it because my friend was covered, the employee acted like we were foolish for tried to

us,

wipers. Unfortunately, this cre-

flavour to their spe-

with his family in the

public

ered for a rental car before driving one. The rental company

so

day.

its

week-

we decid-

ed he would rent a car for us to drive back in. It looked alright from the outside and it was in our price range, so we took it. A word of advice: check your insurance to see if you are cov-

highway

;

orge Otterbein,

for a

highway, and that was another unexpected expense. By the time we got on to the

grating the business for the past

in

was going home

ter

^ee months out of their Kitchener me and offer brides- and >oms-to-be a chance to add a lit-

got the idea

I

end, with a friend, and

ized that there

something new during their The couple has been ^irement.

weddings

it.

in the car before leaving the lot.

fi

We

what they

We

fr

0

renters

if

homework on want and how to get

I advise you to do is check how much gas you have

>rd

1

irritation

their

next thing

attend.

j\t

_ European

Renting a car can be an over-

whelming don’t do

auto insurance companies, credit card companies (on certain gold or platinum cards) and rental car companies,” says a press release from the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance. That was a bad start to a day that was going to get worse. The

wedding memo-

their

all

REBECCA LEARN

options to consider

MARCY CABRAL

make

ble for

By

“Consumers have a number of

it.

In the past, weddings were about blowing traditions and not strayig too far from the norm. But in iday’s society, most brides are >oking for something unique that ill

— Page 19

2003

Car rental a major headache

Teen Challenge was in its first stages of development in 1957 when David Wilkerson, a young pastor from Pennsylvania, was

Farm Web

17,

Otterbein foresees

lot.

the

Set the seat and the mirrors

to a level

where you are comgood idea to

fortable. It’s also a

study the

map and

find the route

to your destination before

you

begin driving." Since the wiper on the driver’s side, in combination with the windshield wiper

fluid,

cleaned

enough

one of his daughters taking over the business and perhaps becoming a prominent figure in the wedding

the windshield well

industry.

though, both of us will be wiser. For more information on

“Brides are always looking for something different," he concludes.

be unique. And so we’ll cater to that and continue reinventing the wheel to always have

"They want

to

something new."

see.

we

to

slowly and carefully

made our way home. Next time,

you should ask and think about before renting a car. see things

the

Web

site

www.freetrav-

eltips.eom/Cars/Carl3.htm#59.


— SPOKE, February

Page 20

17,

Feature

2003

A

Paul Osborne: By C ARRI E HOTO

man who

managPicture a er of a college radio station, manis

the

ager of a recreation centre, writes a weekly column for a newspaper,

announces

at

hockey games and

is

just the beginning.

teaches.

And

this

Paul Osborne

also a husband and

is

father of three.

As manager of CJIQ FM, Osborne helped launch the radio station in January 2001. “Pat St. John wanted and station start a radio to

approached me to ask if I wanted to be a part of launching Canada’s largest radio station,” he said. Osborne has been in the broadcasting business for 21 years. He graduated from Niagara College’s

three-year radio and TV broadcasting program, and started his career in Simcoe at is

CHCD

now

became a

CHNR, which

FM. He

then

reporter and eventually

CJOY, Magic FM in Guelph, before becoming in manager general the Cambridge at AM 96, which is now The Zone. a station director for

“I’ve

been

almost

all

in the radio business

my

said, adding,

working “For me

life,”

he

was a work with it

tremendous challenge to students who have a real passion in the field I’m in. Soon after I started here, I hired Mark Burley and together

we

built the radio station.”

his most on the air working in

Osborne said one of embarrassing moments

happened when he was Simcoe. He was working with Joy Malbon, who is the CTV parliamentary correspondent. “She said she wanted to make me laugh on air. Right in the middle of a newscast she came in and sat on my lap, turned the mike off and gave me a big kiss. I just turned the mike back

on and kept going.” Osborne has been lucky enough to go to Florida to cover the Toronto Blue Jays spring training. He has also travelled to England and Poland for business. In November 2002, Osborne took on a new and challenging task. “John Tibbits asked me to manage the recreation centre,” he said, adding, “It’s new and it’s exciting.”

He

now up

said he’s

new

with his

speed

to

responsibilities

at

in

master of

OT’s for a beer,” he “It’s beginning to be a

at

said, real-

adding,

ly vibrant piece of college life.”

Currently he ting a “It

working on

is

new gym floor. is now 23 years

get-

old and

it

takes a lot of abuse with the police and fire training because of the

equipment they

he

use,”

said,

adding, “That’s our biggest push for the recreation centre right now.”

One of Osborne’s favourite pastimes happens to be sports. “I have a real passion for the Guelph

the centre, and said the staff has

Storm,” he said.

made his transition really easy. One area that has already

Prior to coming to Conestoga, Osborne was the director of business operations for the team and since 1991 he’s been an announcer for their hockey games. Last year he was co-chair for the Memorial Cup, a tournament pitting the best teams from the Western league, Ontario league and Quebec league against the host team, and each

improved

the centre’s utiliza-

is

tion.

“One complaint would be

Now

it’s

the

in

past

under utilized. used as a classroom or that

lab,”

he said.

He

added

it’s

lav.'

and

security

administration, police foundations,

and ambulance students use the gymnasium. He said the gym was

other.

previously only used about

has had Dustin Brown, a player

fire

12fi

For the past three years Osborne

hours a week for academic purposes, but now, as of January, it is used

from the Guelph Storm,

about 60 hours a week, for physical

“He was came to

training.

fitness

perfect for

“It’s

them,” he said, adding, “One of my goals is to get everyone to see this space as a classroom and not just a

gymnasium.” Another goal Osborne has is to maximize the use of the recreation centre.

the drop-in use, “First there for students to come over from the school and play basketball. The really important one is the educais

tion part.

How

can we use

this as

a classroom?

“Then

there

is

the varsity

and

intramural sports that go on here and we are also growing very

quickly in the fitness centre. Since the renovations great.

More

it’s

been really

students are dropping

trades

all

live at his

house. 15 years old

with

live

when he said

us,”

Osborne. Brown, now 18, hails from New York and stays with the Osbomes in Guelph from August until the end of the season. “This is his draft year. He will probably be

back with us next year,” he added. Osborne enjoys being a billet family. ‘This is a chance to give back to someone who has a lot of stress right now,” Osborne said, adding, “I always said I would give back and I guess this is my way.” If that isn’t enough, Osborne also writes a weekly sports column for the Guelph Tribune. Between managing both the radio station and the recreation centre,

Osbome

has time to teach a

still

two-hour class for advertising

stu-

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

Paul Osborne, manager of CJIQ FM/took on a new role as manager of the recreation centre in November 2002. Osborne also writes a weekly column, announces at Guelph Storm hockey games and teaches.

Osbome

dents on Tuesdays. He said he enjoys his

many jobs. “The great part right now is the amount of people I come in contact with.”

He said he spends more time recreation centre, but has

at the

no plans

to

leave the radio station.

“That (radio

more he

why

is

I

came

here.

It’s

more and

offering

station)

benefits as a marketing tool,”

said, adding,

“This

is

a very valu-

takes life day by day. up trying to wonder

“I’ve given

where I’m going to be. You just have to gather as many skills as you can, because they will be useful to someone.” He added you never know what opportunities might come along, so you don’t want to shut any doors. “I love it here,” he said. “Coming to the college has been one of the best things I’ve ever

<

,

done.”

able asset for the school to have.”

Bipolar disorder often not recognized as an illness B y SINEA D McGARRY

Conestoga College. Relieved

Will she ever have a normal life? Sally (a pseudonym) asks this

question everyday. She worries that her fight with depression will affect her future as an employee,

mother and wife.

“I will

medication the rest of

need

it

to help

me

my

be on life.

fight this

I

ill-

socializing.

“I

started

becoming

and moody. I couldn’t juggle school and work. I started to lose myself more and more,” irritable

the early age of 16, Sally

was diagnosed with manic depression - also known as bipolar disorder - which causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to function. “I have a chemimbalance in my brain. People with diabetes need insulin to help them, I need medication.” In the summer of 1999, Sally began to realize how much her illness was running her life. She was hospitalized for two months

ical

She dropped out of the program few weeks and admitted herself into the Grand River Hospital. Her stay lasted two months where doctors and nurses closely monitored her. With limited visitors, she began to feel isolated in her room. after a

Kitchener. She

almost a year where she felt extremely isolated and alone at times. “Most of the women were

work

older than

me

so

have too much

didn’t

I

seem

common

in

to

with

“I

pills

doing

that;

affects

my memory.”

approval.

September 2002, Sally was into a program at

With

ing

is

will

currently volunteer-

retirement

a

at

home

hoping that

is

to see if

down

I

can do

this; if I

this

what was wrong with me, now I have to work with it.” According to the National Institute of Mental Health, bipolar disorder is often not recognized as an illness and people may suffer for

me

can hold

a job.”

asked what the happiest life so far was, Sally takes her time searching for the

don’t really

remember

the medication really

dom

Sally’s

mother living

Germany, she had nowhere else go but into a group home

July Sally began attending

In

women

shared her illness. “I got a lot of support there. Since everyone had similar conditions they all

me

understood

for

once,”

said

During

group

meetings

for themselves each week.

of

my

goals

school but

I

the

set different goals

is

am

to

“One

go back

not too sure

to if I

in

to in

18-week counselling, beginning to embark on building her life again. She now lives with Shelly, a ing

Sally

her is

my

is

properly diag-

Like diabetes or heart disease, bipolar is a long-term illness that can be treated and must be carefully managed throughout a person’s

life.

Actors such as Kurt Cobain and Diana, Princess of Wales, suffered

from depression as well as Jim Carrey and Robin Williams, who

“Having

on other people to take care of me.” There were points in her path when Sally did not want to continue on with her life. “I hit rock bottom and wanted to end my life but I

it

treated.

free-

couldn’t.

pose for

Sally.

women would

I

years before

nosed or

taken away. Having to depend

replies instantly.

can,” she worries. Since complet-

Calgary and her father living in

am most happy when

can take care of myself. Being selfsufficient.” When asked what was the worst point of her life she

Sally

no longer embar-

is

rassed or afraid. “I was afraid of

lead her in the right

tunity will be a testing point for

she was diagnosed with bipolar dis-

order Sally

in

direction to recovery. “This oppor-

answer. “I

down King Street in my gown and slippers.”

who

care.

would stop without her doctor’s

jumped a fence and ran

“I

ing.

Sally

properly, while at other times she

she met in her counselling

group, and

When

them.”

group meetings with other

the real world,” she said.

In

health issues. She stayed there for

The only entertainment available was television, drawing and read-

where she underwent counselling and rehabilitation. “I needed to become stabilized; I needed so much care in order to go back to

accepted

woman

point of her

During her stay, Sally escaped from the hospital ward. “I’d had enough ... I jumped a fence and ran down King Street in my gown and slippers.” After being caught by security, she was physically locked up for three weeks under extreme

would sometimes take her

Kitchener after her release. All the women who stayed in the home had some sort of mental illness and

she said.

ness,” she said.

From

to

be able to start her life again and gain an education, she expected the experience to help her tremendously, although it backfired. She stopped eating, sleeping and

I

me

knew

there

was

a pur-

continue to battle it. “Some of the most creative people in the world have depression,” Sally said. The stigma and stereotypes that are attached to mental illness are what angers her. “People don’t illness is a understand. chemical imbalance in my brain

be here,” she said. While Sally was in a group home in Calgary her best friend killed himself after battling depression. “I just couldn’t do what he did. It wasn’t an option for me.” After all the ups and downs of

-

Sally’s life, she has finally become comfortable with herself. “I feel

her disorder. “I am becoming stronger every day. I wiP ucceed

human

to

again;

ning to accept

I

am finally beginmy illness.” Since

My

not something

it’s

I

can just

fix.” is seeing life more clearly thanks to her acceptance of

Sally

now

in life

and I realize I ha? ~o limon what I can do.”

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Sports

L

a

Curling

is

VANDENHOFF

club development

By LAURIE

curling

Canadian There are few sports that can

rival

tckey’s popularity in Canada. For distinction

the

>ckey,

given

is

“There is 200,000 curlers

dined in

in the rest

Hockey League

am

duction

hail

and

(he great white north

1988

but

Canadians months,

fascination of

the

winter

irling,

with

the

get

into

adding,

says

curling,”

amazing how

“It’s

will pick

it

fast kids

up.”

Another reason Canadians are fond of the of

was a slow takeoff

It

at

1

after

a national obsession,

from the

lime of the top athletes

but interest

first,

increased

900,000 participants^ Canada, has sud- '

Canucks; and they are ining worldwide exposure at jbal events like the Olympics, -low does this popularity meas; up to the rest of the world? ‘It’s not even comparable,” says inny Lamoureux, manager of I are

lort

ignoring the sport, they tend to be

world.

Iross

become

of

this?

Awde,

the sport

rest

do

they

game

says a

Players are rela-^

— Page 21

much time playing that she

might as well make a career out of it. It keeps her busy during the curling season that runs from October to April. “You know if you had the time and money you could be curling everyday in the I

I

I

winter.” \

And money

reason Canadians find the

*

game

f

so appealing. “It’s a

inexpensive

relatively

S"*

number of her club’s

!

last

year’s

proof from Canada’s nearly one million participants proves the sport

acteristics

why fury

it

to look at the char-

game

of the

to figure out

has caught on with such a

among Canucks.

games. gets too upset,” says of the atmosphere at her club. “We have the odd skip that’s

Awde

pretty serious.”

Out of the Canadians

“People from age 10 to 80 can

Fhe ice

immanent

“Nobody

catching on.

is

You only need

and the pressure to win isn’t always! I

Lake City Games and the

Salt

tively friendly^

that

do

curl,

only about 16 per cent do so com-

very nice

is

ing in 1967. “It’s

good it

for a small

keeps growing

and growing.”

compared

sport

Tk

are

community and

another

is

’r

environments.

their

from Kitchener, and Cambridge. The Ayr club alone has 235 members and is the sixth old ,est in Ontario, originally openling in 1850 when the local union founded the organization. ‘They played on a pond at first,” says Awde, until the building was open-

social qualities^

its

Awde

members

because

is

and

spent so

community

attracted to the smaller

clubs

2003

'

golf

to

or

hockey.”

For

j

more

its

the

And where do

they don’t have an opportunity to

sport.

not only in Canada,

,

proving most people are

the

Calgary

Games,

Over the years, howevanother game has captured

|nly

at

has earned attention

inor leagues.

jin

into

petitively,

out there to have a good time.

17,

ages

all

the

reintro-

Olympics

L

ousands of Canadian children dulge in the sport through

e

its

says Conhie Awde, club manager of the Ayr Curling Club. There is no stereotypical age, but the myth is that most players are of retirement age. That doesn’t mean young people aren’t taking up the play,”

for

“We’ve had some schools come out, which really helps. Otherwise,

is the word we’re looking for here.

Since

game

Curling clubs are becoming as common as a town’s local arena and they are typically in the rural communities. Ayr is one example of this, but close by is also the Paris and Plattsville curling clubs. That doesn’t mean city folk are

Domination

an half of the players in the ational

of the

world.”

game was invented and our country. More

:cause the

the

at

Curling Association. probably 100,000, maybe

SPOKE, February

the

casual curler that

all

required

is

a clean pair of shoes,

is

grippers for the soles of the shoes

and some warm clothes. The clubs brooms and

ordinarily supplies the

19-kilogram rocks.

But when it comes down to it the grounds for curling’s popularity

Awde, herself, has been curling 20 years and has managed the club for 15. She figures she has

hockey when you’re 65, but you can curl,” says Lamoureux.

Curling for

dummies

for

the ages.

lies in

Basic rules of the

game

By LAU R IE VAND ENHOFF

one two

for

“You

can’t play

beginners

By LA URIE VANDENHOFF "There are only a few guys that CCA (Canadian Curling .he Association) recommends and Yave is one of them,” says Jamie Arnold, director of Arena Rocks jnd Ice. Dave metres over, Several

to the button.

But

if

blue has

that are closer than red, then

Curling participation in Canada has swelled over the years, with more than one million people partaking in the sport at least once during the winter. Still, there are scores of people who don’t appre-

blue would get two points.” This is called an end. Awde compares it to an inning in baseball. The average game consists of eight or 10 ends where players throw 16 rocks each, usually in a

Vancouver watches commonly used

ciate or understand the sport that

span of two hours. And similar to any game, there

transformed into an

country.

j.

jjlerklinger of

osely

has gained the fascination of their

the

as

Dckey rink

is

many

are

strategies

and

skills

id

ite

{0

In fact, the sport

curling playing field.

is

omplex. ljr

But Merklinger isn’t

.

alone. Joining him for tournament are Darren Sinclair Guelph, and Joe Hahn of

]ie v

f Ba

not

)irantford,

to

mention

who

volunteers

^ountless

^evote priceless hours to

the

make

sure

The

rink is

Memorial Auditorium.

being transformed for the Scott Tournament of Hearts.

finally a layer of white paint to fur-

ther conceal the

day of the renovations as wolves measuring the ice. “When 0 [e take possession of an arena, ,sually what happens is that the ice .

Jamie Dehart pebbles

the ice at Kitchener

will

everything runs smoothly.

The

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoft)

first

i

hockey

The following day

is

works full-time maintaining the curling

lines.

when

the

real transformation takes place.

By

carefully measuring distances

and

club. 15.

ice

He

at

the

is

much

debate encompasses the

curling

that because on the issue supports an from curling of exportation

Most would assume

However,

early

he says,

continental their claim in

And

despite

dated and assorted evidence defend-

>rni

ius

not level.

;

ui a

You

get thicknesses

where curling

troughout,

consistently

ice

is

explains

level,”

adding,

face.

ly

Another bling

jinclair.

,

crew prepares to paint backlines and circles on the surlengths, the

peb-

critical step is the

of the

surface,

or as

the

and

I

"My

was

who

parents both curled

the only

one

in the fami-

didn’t.”

But for him, the job a hobby. “Everyday

is

is

more

like

different.”

re

In curling it’s

jjm

important to ensure

smooth and equal playing field

w l, p

jCicause even the slightest differ-

ence can

'

eb.

s

f

the

,rain

The just ized Ijuilyff

ce

the

on where stand and uneven sides

they noticed holes

goalies

jte j

9,

t

When

started flattening the ice

jffiew

lon

of the rock.

be level,” says Arnold.

that*

.

affect the path

not important for hockey ice

“It's

nnkice is

shaped using deminer-

water that brings minerals to

surface.

a' off P nt 6

This helps to get rid of

and impurities that are in

'"""-Aft

Zamboni is used to octave ij^xcess layers, followed Atten^tfls, a cceei

another round of flooding

and

it,

“marinating the

ice.”

Coolly, volunteer Jamie Dehart walks up and down the ice with a plastic

slowly

pack strapped to his back, powdering the rink with

drops of water.

“They are what causes the rocks curl,” explains Arnold. “They constantly work at that. They’ll scrap that off, put it back on, scrap and put it back on. That it off, makes sure the surface will curl consistently from inside to out and to

outside to

'

1

industry calls

But for

making

in.

Sinclair, a crucial part of

the

ice

is

getting

along

with the crew. The Guelph resident

And

this isn’t the first

time he’s

worked with Merklinger or Hahn. “It works out well,” he says of their relationship on the job. Once the team is able to turn the rink

into

four standard

curling

sheets, they spend the remaining days scraping and pebbling the ice until

it’s

in perfect shape.

With

any luck, the finishing touches will be finished by Feb. 12, in time for curlers arriving from across the country the following

morning. During the tournament the crew will also be on hand to scrap and pebble the ice each morning and between every draw.

the ice

using a

down

inventor of the sport.

curling’s birth as well.

rat.

moved down

sequence of rocking body movements. It is a systematic approach that includes a great deal of bal-

Scotland, that Scots are the true

My mom

get a job,”

is

ance and concentration. The sweepers guide the rock

Europeans have staked

made me

granite

literature

started in the industry at

was a rink

“I

city’s

made of

play and requires proper positioning on the starting block. The rock

mean

subject.

^Iteration

thrown, or glided

player uses to place the rock into

that,

this

is

is

confirmed

Ij.

heading

the ice,

the sport

doesn’t

it

curl-

about the origins of curling is its connection with Europe. Beyond

.itchener’s

down

originated in the country. Actually, the only thing that

which is being held at Memorial Auditorium

that

and weighs 19 kilograms. The delivery is the motion the

ing, but

under-

ay for the Scott Tournament of earts,

involved.

The rock that

There is no mistaking Canada has helped popularize

;fore

All of this preparation

quite simple.

Let’s indulge.

done this many times and he’s used to getting ice ready,” Arnold says.

a “He’s •ena

is

ing both opinions, the Scots

are

most accredited with the

those

development of the game’s rules and transferring its popularity to coun-

Teams may sheet. the attempt to knock the opponent’s rock away from the centre of the house; or try positioning their own rock closer to the button. But strat-

egy also requires players to set up barriers to foil opposing teams and

and the vise. The skip calls the game and alternates throwing the rocks with the lead. It is up to the second and the vise to sweep the ice in an attempt to curl or curve the rock

towards the intended position. is

that the players are

of the

aim-

the house or the brightly

coloured target

at the

are

also

several

terms that accompany the

sport.

BUTTON

Curling teams consist of four players; the skip, the lead, the second

The area

be used as a shield to

The following basic

around the world. The Rules.

tries

ing for

may

a rock

protect a closer one.

opposite end

ice.

“Everybody throws two rocks each turn," explains Connie Awde, club manager of the Ayr Curling Club. “When all the rocks are gone they’ll count and it’s the closest

The one-foot

circle at the centre

of the house.

END A portion

of a curling game that completed when each team has thrown eight stones and the score has been decided. A game consists of a specific number of ends, usuis

ally 8 or 10

.

HOUSE The play

rings or circles toward

is

which

directed.

SHEET The specific playing surface upon which a curling game is played.


— SPOKE, February

Page 22

Team

Sports

2003

17,

Condors captain can handle

loses

6-4 to Sting

By LAURIE VANDE NHO FF

By CARRIE HOT O

In a sport overflowing with big

tough

egos and dreams of making it to the NHL, you’ll find one Conestoga College student whose ambition is,

short against Seneca.

above

The Conestoga Condors played a game Feb. 12, but came up

all,

from school.

to graduate

Andrew McDermott,

the captain

The final score of the varsity hockey game was 6-4. The Condors lead the game until the last period when Seneca came

of the Condors hockey team, will tell you his goal isn’t to drive the puck into the net. That’s because,

back and scored

in spite of

five goals.

being the team’s secondis modest, which

what I projected,” said Greg Rickwood, head coach, adding, ‘The first two periods were exactly the way I pic-

highest scorer, he

tured

in Port Carling, a

“This

definitely not

is

scoreless

sonality.

McDermott was bom and

Muskoka, was in this small community of just over 800 residents that McDermott gained a passion for sports. Lazy summers were spent water-skiing, and more recently wake boarding, on the lake outside his house. But the winters were committed to hockey and

Andrew McDermott and

Brent MacDermid. McDermott scored the second goal, which was assisted by MacDermid and Craig Bannister. The third goal was scored by the assistant captain AJ

Yoworski and assisted by Rob Werry and Ritchie Morgan. The Condor’s final goal was scored by McDermott and assisted by MacDermid and Tyler Smith.

“We

lost the

Conestoga

“We

A

us.

of

lot

it

had

do

to

like St.

said

that way.”

Unless the Condors win their

game

against

Humber, they

“This was a do-or-die situation for

we knew

The team 19

Feb.

Rickwood. on Humber on

unsuccessful

cation to school.

Humber at

a big

beating hill to

control

our

season with the Condors. “I

and

so

I

Rickwood. funny how the last 20 minutes of the game changed the whole frame of things,” he said. This was the last home game of the regular season for the Condors. “It’s

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McDermott has

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place finish in the regular season.

the team motivated, as well as set-

time McDermott steps onto the

was tough McDermott

At more than

among the squad’s But “we all get along,” he

six feet

come into play Rickwood is

has

thing

“Andrew uses

River

an opponent.

He

him

Andrew

as cap-

tasks.”

because of his dedication to the team and his desire to win. He typifies what Conestoga varsity hockey is all about.”

It

some-

also aware of.

can score,

to

is

is

hit,

in great

which allows accomplish all of the above

school

attitude

as well;

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tain

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But McDermott’s

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Years of power skating and per-

players.

Greg I couldn’t do it.” But Greg Rickwood, the team’s head coach, saw a lot of potential in McDermott and encouraged him to play the next year. “He is a hard worker that dedicates himself fully to anything he attempts,” says Rickwood. “He brings to the team a commitment that I have not witnessed in my three years as head coach.”

said

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team) and I could handle it with

school and hockey. So

and Rickwood plans on another year with his star centre, McDermott’s

tling disputes

first

one reason he

that’s

at

first.”

tried out (for the

didn’t think

climb,” said

tempers,”

painless, espe-

ing student did not flourish the

College.

Humber

and a lot me on the team.

and

on Feb.

encour-

try

I’m pretty young of the guys are older than

says

practise

aged the long-time left-winger to switch positions and give centre a

It’s

this leadership role

teammates

admires him. And even though he looks forward to another season with the Condors

skills

enhance the team’s performance.

“It’s different.

when a player also has a dediThe civil engineer-

cially

Rickwood, adding, “It’s going to have to be a perfect game.” The main area the Condors need to work on is discipline. “We need to

isn’t

that,” said

Conestoga has been

However, far. “It’s

But hockey

takes

at

But how does suit him?

whose many

a fierce player

tain.

together with the guys.”

will not qualify for the playoffs.

us,

Clements

isn’t

Ritchie Morgan, right wing, adding, “We deserved to win, but it doesn’t always work out

next

St.

a huge town either,” says McDermott, laughing. However, for the now 21 -yearold, it didn’t matter where or who he played — what he enjoys about hockey, most of all, isn’t winning. “I like the team aspect; getting

with penalties and people giving up,”

Clements. But

his

winning quality; he’s also

his only

This season, however, during his second year at Conestoga, he has proved he can juggle both sports and school. “I just found it a little overwhelming my first year.” Along with being back in the swing of things, McDermott has also taken on the role of team cap-

“We moved up to DD a couple of years, so we were playing teams

more than Seneca.

did well, but the third peri-

od killed

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

Andrew McDermott, captain of the Condors hockey team, watches 6. The Condors expect to finish the regular season in fourth place.

to break into the higher ranks.

received seven penalties in the last period; three

It

Coming from Port Carling also meant playing hockey on teams that were forced to compete at lower levels. The town’s young players competed in the E league, the lowest level in Ontario minor hockey, rarely winning the chance

game because of

Rickwood.

said

lakes

learning to skate.

not because of play,”

penalties,

with

Rosseau and Joseph.

Conestoga, which was assisted by captain

shares

it

goal for

first

raised

town nicknamed

“hub of the lakes” for the banks

the

until

early in the second period. John

Savoski scored the

his soft-spoken per-

compliments

it.”

The game was

all

it

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Mardi Gras comes to Conestoga! Spice up the Winter Semester with a blast of heat from south of the border

on March

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

show the

6!

rest of the world

that Conestoga students know to have a great party!

how

Tons of free pleasure and prizes! Doors open at 9:00pm

STUDENTS Remember

to bring

Wristband policy

is

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Catch a game of hoops? Come watch Vince

*

“Air Canada”

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Find out

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