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Find out what your dreams mean Psychic Dan Valkos interprets the symbolism in dreams.

fruit is in

danger. 15

Life

Monday, March

2003

3,

Conestoga College, Kitchener

34th Year

By NICOLE CHILDS

OPP

budding new partnership

will act as a catalyst to get that type of thinking going again.

is

Because of the continuous exchange of teaching expertise, training resources and methodologies from both organizations, each

upon us with the signing of an agreement between the Ontario Provincial Police and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning Feb. 1 3 in the Guild room of the Student

“We have highly skilled, welltrained officers that can bring real-

College president John Tibbits chief superintendent Tony

life

and

commander of

representative for the second-year

law and security students at the ceremony, having OPP officers teach

law enforcement programs and the OPP college’s

in

teaching classes

at

personnel who wish upgrade their studies will benefit from the use of the college’s educational resources.

Both Parkin and Tibbits are excited about the partnership. During his speech, Tfbbits expressed his satisfaction concerning the partnerare

(Photo by Nicole Childs)

where we are

because of partnerships ... you can't move ahead successfully unless you have solid partners supporting you.” While nothing is set in stone yet, Tibbits is hoping that the partnership will not only improve the curriculum and quality of education in the law enforcement programs, but will also lead the

way

making

to

it

Bill

Jeffrey

(left

and Brad Seltzer sign as witnesses to the partnership agreement already superintendent Tony Parkin and college president John Tibbits.

to right)

signed by OPP chief the OPP and having them working with the college on curriculum will go a long way towards making Parkin

also pleased with the

is

agreement,

numerous ship that

saying,

we

look forward

it

OPP

to interact with a

Reuse

tor of the

“I

are

to.”

He

as an opportunity for the

sees

Normally it is the quality assurance board which determines the need in the industry and decides whether or not to provide applied degrees in a program. According to Tibbits, having the agreement with

from

“There

benefits to this partner-

broader sec-

community and

benefit

believe

that

the

OPP

and

Conestoga College are strongly committed to building a successful

plastic

ed training

ship,” said Parkin.

He

is

OPP

will

allows the

-

According to Tibbits, plans with Regional Police to

reusing plastic water bottles

may

not dead, just on hold.

impossible to

largest

programs

it

status.

risk

public health concern, says Alan Charette, an associate at the

by be

helps to speed possible breakdown

tion.

of the plastic.”

and issuing statements.”

found in samples was DEHA, a carcinogen. Excessive amounts of DEHA have been found to cause liver problems, weight loss and possible reproductive difficulties. It has also been linked to cancer in humans. Margrit von Braun, the University of Idaho professor behind the U.S.

Charette says the CFLA is mainly responsible for ensuring proper

The bacteria in the samples likely came from children’s hands and mouths over time as they repeatedly used the same bottle. The danger stems from improper washing and drying methods, says Cathy Ryan, the University of Calgary professor

authored the study. bottles to air-

says Lynn

Burley, a quality assurance repre-

Springs.

because they can’t be sub-

One of the

plastic toxins

several of the U.S.

fecal matter.

Aberfoyle

related programs.

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFLA). “But that’s unfortunately not an element for our organiza-

bottles

come from a tap. Some water samples also contained toxic plastic compounds and evidence of

at

sterilize these

also

jected to hot temperatures and harsh chemicals,” says Burley. “It

ples

sentative

is

releasing toxins.

boil-water advisories, had the sam-

bacteria,

He

that the partnership with the

It

has a good chance of achieving applied-degree

water bottles at your own

examination of water bottles at a Calgary elementary school found about a third contained dangerous bacteria sufficient to cause

all

number of

hoping

An

kills

as a

said Parkin.

ity are

students.

law enforcement and investigation program as well offers a part-time

within the college,

risking their health in the process.

dry

ment of nearly 400

build an on-site police training facil-

study by the

trying to help the environment

Conestoga offers a police foundaprogram and a law and security administrative program, both full-time programs with an enroltions

and training our uniformed and civilian members,” for educating

University of Calgary shows those

Not even allowing

beneficial

leges and the OPP.

Being one of the

“It’s

who

is

Kenny, adding, “OPP covers all of Ontario so they have a grasp of the whole area, not just Waterloo.” Both partners have agreed to establish a planning committee to analyse the short-term and longterm needs and goals of everyone concerned. Conestoga is not the only college to have an agreement with the OPP. Humber has a similar arrangement and Tibbits foresees a possible partnership between the two col-

the Waterloo

a professional environment

By STA CEY MCCARTHY new

first

one’s needs.

be the use of the col“It

and

only so many courses and more people than there is room for. Parkin sees the partnership as a chance to provide more opportunities for learning and development and satisfy every-

more people thinking of them as a policing service that they would like to join. One of the major benefits to the

OPP

mandat-

aid, there are

lead to

lege’s resources.

OPP provides

in areas such as. use of

force, use of a firearm

also hopeful that the part-

and provide exposure. This could

OPP

the college’s resources.

While the

and mutually beneficial partner-

nership will help promote the

applied degrees available.

an applied degree program.

Results from a

classes

brings real experience to

“They don’t just go by the book, they teach it first-hand,” stated

the

to

“We

it

the classes. officers

OPP

ship saying,

some of her

because

Students are already benefiting

from the knowledge of two currently

experience to the classrooms,”

added Parkin. According to Chrystal Kenny, a

the

Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Western Region, signed the agreement, which will benefit both the

college.

have the benefit of the other’s

will

experience.

Client Services building.

Parkin, regional

— No. 8

OPP pair up

Conestoga College and A

10 and 11

(Photo by Stacey McCarthy)

study, said she

Drinking from a reused water bottle could be hazardous to your

cover

health.

reuse

"Bacteria

from the mouth

arid

hands enter the bottle and a biofilm forms inside despite washing." After the Calgary results, a subsequent study in the United States found the frequent, thorough washing that would eliminate harmful bacteria can lead to other problems.

It

might help to speed the deterio-

ration of the bottles' plastic, caus-

ing toxic chemicals to leak into the liquid

many of a

contents.

This

is

because

single-use bottles are

common

ethylene

known

to

made

plastic called poly-

terephthalate,

break

down

which

is

over time.

was surprised

to dis-

how widespread water bottle and how often some indi-

is

viduals use the

same

bottle.

of people use them for weeks, and sometimes months, literally until it's leaking," she says.

“A

lot

We

deal only with labelling

manufacturing processes and what happens to the bottles after is the consumer’s area. “But while we encourage minimizing littering and maximizing recycling, we are also concerned about the public’s safety' reusing these bottles.” The Canadian Bottled

Water

Association recommends against reusing water bottles. It says single-use bottles should be recycled afterwards, not reused.

People are unable to properly home, and

sterilize the bottles at

the industry doesn't evaluate the

student at the university had

safety of the bottles for multiple

been reusing the same bottle for more than six months. The possible contamination is a

uses, said Elizabeth Griswold, executive director of the Canadian

One

Bottled Water Association.


Page 2

— SPOKE, March

3,

News

2003

New

degree programs not open to everyone Bv JASON MIDDLETON

ng

its

It

Conestoga students had mixed about the decision to exclude international students from

feelings

applied

the

degree-granti-

prodegree grams. Alex Liu, 19, an English as a

status.

became an and technology of institute advanced learning (ITAL), mean-

On

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

to international students.

Not everyone is celebrating Conestoga College’s new ITAL designation, and

Franchising not easy

Feb. 10 Conestoga

lansecond guage student China, from

ing 15 per cent of the programs can now offer applied degrees.

However, international students

think

“I

will not be eligible to enrol in the

said,

applied degree programs.

the internation-

Ron Simmons,

vice-president of

corporate development and marketing, said, “For the first few years the applied degree programs

students should have a chance to

al

Mindy

Bergstein,

22,

an early

ernment for Canadians,” Simmons

being held back because

to

improve

Canadian popcorn business which currently has 67 seven across operated stores Kernels

“I think it’s discrimination against

other students

here

who want to come They come here learn and now they’re

learn.

to

specifically to

they’re

a

Brown became

interested in fran-

more than 14 years ago. “I was looking for something novel, something that wasn’t on every

chising

when he came across To Brown it was somewas relaso I went to

thing unique. “(Kernels) tively

first-year

new back

then,

until

we

get to a

think we’re provid-

ing those people for the economy,

they (the degree programs) should

be for Canadian students.” Initially the applied degree class-

30

said that

sizes in the degree

is I

think

good

idea.

it

it’s

want

more

to see

people from another country were

students.

when course programs get open it up

larger they probably will

to

stick

Canadian

around

and

citizens,

work

L think

as

that’s

to learn about

managers,

interviews with

and

training.

five years after his first

and

interest

in

Kernels

Brown opened up his first Stone Road Mall in November 1989. Over the years, he would own stores in Kitchener’s store

in

Fairview Park Mall and Waterloo’s Conestoga Mall. Currently he runs only Stone Road Mall’s Kernels. He said there is a possibility he another one within the

When Brown opened Kernels

it

cost about

This was because offering

SPOKE

is

now

online at

www.conestoaac.on.ca/spoke Updated every Monday, come for the latest college,

visit

us

entertainment and

sports news, as well as games, puzzles, weather and reference links.

these kiosks. If that’s too expensive,

of kiosks and stores, for use at airports or university campuses. These run between $35,000 and $40,000.

Although Brown took numerous management courses and was experienced in sales before he opened a Kernels, this popcorn industry states on

there

no

is

its

Web

special

site that

education

restaurants

are independently “operated.” If

According to the Kernels’ Web site, it costs $125,000 to open one of

stores

Brown has

his

first

$145,000.

Kernels was

which were

built

put a lot of

isn’t

easy.

work

into

over the years. “It becomes a seven-day-a-week business,” he said. However, he has enjoyed working for Kernels. “It gave me an opportunity to have a very unique product.” his

store

Brown

said the next step for

him

be completely on his own. He cautions that franchising can be difficult for someone with strong entrepreneurial desires because is to

company guidelines you to. He stressed that franchising is a “very good way to

there are

must adhere

go,” but you have to be careful and do a lot of investigating before you into just anything. “People go for the bigger companies just for the name, like McDonald’s for example” If you are thinking about going bigger, leading companies such as

jump

try to

next year or two.

Come and check us out online!

way most new

success.

its

you’re interested in joining the

McDonald’s franchising team expect to empty your pockets. New restaurants McDonald’s cost between $450,000 and $770,000 US. Size, location, landscaping and interior design are just a few things which affect the price. Even if you have the money,

McDonald’s doesn’t allow

just

rants.

open one of its restauQualifications McDonald’s

seeks

in

anyone

to

a potential

franchisee

include: high personal integrity, a

and, most importantly, you must be

may open

just as good.”

the

its

Franchising a store

He had

chain

the

began.

so than other countries. If

is

built.

for

Seventy per cent of

“Over the years it caught my interest and kept growing,” he said. approached eventually He

Almost

your country prosper

the mall. This

site,

extraordinary service.”

extensively.

research

kind of want your Canadian skills to be built up. As a country you

kiosk in the middle of a hallway in

Web

franchising

the products and “get a feel” for the

researched

financial inquiries

a

a

cheap.

finances, a willingness to complete

were

You

is

come

McDonald’s corpoMcDonald’s relies on

to

committed to selling extraordinary popcorn and serving it up with

Brown

ly skilled people.

think initially,

rate

Currently, Guelph's Kernels

According

proven

Canadian the economy where

“I guess with

that as well.

But, they don’t

offer

required to franchise a store. “We only require extraordinary people,

numerous locations just to watch and see if it would succeed.”

received a call.” After that there

skill

home.

franchising opportunities as well.

Kernels offers carts, smaller versions

provinces.

store.

from another country.” Brad Fritz, 22, a

is

lyst, disagrees.

I

Simmons

business.

That’s

any store in a were walls and ceilings to be built. There was a $25,000 franchise fee on top of

Tim Hortons and McDonald’s

mall. Therefore, there

Kernels are

have a big shortage of high-

at

We

es will only have

student, said,

his

Kernels about franchising a store. “One day, out of the blue, I

levels

we

him successfully maintain

computer-programming ana-

Canadian

point where

helps

which

personality

outgoing

Kernels.

childhood education

“We’re trying

an

not very

fair.”

Kernels

Guelph’s Stone Road Mall, has

in

comer.”

the

into

and only available to Canadian students. “It may be reexamined in the future. “These programs are initially developed and funded by the gov-

explained.

own Dan Brown, owner of the

a store or restaurant franchise.

programs because Canadian students have it and it’s get

will be closed to international stu-

dents

takes a certain type of person to

into the walls like

ability to motivate

people,

the

ability

and

to

train

manage

a comprehensive training program totally involved in the day-to-day

operation of the restaurant.

For those of you who wish to an original Canadian company, Tim Hortons offers franchise

opportunities for people with some

money

to spend.

According

Web

to

the

Tim Hortons

$375,000 to $425,000 to franchise a Tim Hortons. There is also an additional $50,000 start-up fee. You must have approximately $128,000 in cash or site,

it

cost

liquid assets to consider franchising.

The

franchise price includes:

all

display furniture, equipment, equipment, eight-week training program, a store opening crew, the right to use trademarks and trade names and knowledgeable support

from head

office personnel.

The building and which

it

the property

stands on are not included

in the franchise cost.


News Conestoga’s new By DENIS LANGLOIS

year general arts and science stusaid

more

sophisticated and profession-

“It

Learning.

a college,

The new designation means up

the

sounds

just

doesn’t

seem it

She said

we

like

go

just

to

sounds more specialthe

new name might improve the way employers see Conestoga’s

concerns

when

students

from the college

they apply for a

population.

job.

Spoke

recently

F

went to students and staff to hear

K

a

Liuitski,

a

said the

i

r s

better choice, but the

new name

will look

ning

impressed

and

r

y

n

because

a

First-

guished.

it

she

pleased

is

with

new

title.

First-

Leanne LeBlanc said

name

the will

title

industry’s eyes,” she said.

think

“I think it’s def-

Schaffer to as a

She

said

awkward,

our college

it’s

an appropri-

apply for a job,

is all

According

LeBlanc

name

it’s

tution.”

She said being referred

Conestoga

it

title.

“When you

inap-

is

calling

increases the perception

kind of tacky because I don’t like being part of an institute,” she said. “People will say I’m not qualified because I’m in an insti-

initely

an improvement.”

ate

new

propriate. “It

slightly

student

the

in

the

in

Jon Olinski, president of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI), said although the name may sound

practical

nursing

education

be included

College and Trades would be a good name,” she said.

Conestoga’s

new name. think

“Just

she said.

Conestoga’s

student

MacKinnon new name sounds more distin-

— Page 3

title.

sounds more sophisticated,”

“It

offers

trades should

good enough.

year

said

Conestoga

is

student,

look good in the

said he also likes the

new name

architecture

y e a r plan-

-

t

polytechnic institute would be a

But some students have a different opinion of

“I

Scott

new name.

the

more of

on his diploma and it may make employers think more highly of Conestoga’s students. “The name might impress them more,” he said. Michelle Schaffer, a third-year

new

financial

MacKinnon

their opinion of

Liuitski

she said.

better,”

grams can offer applied degrees. The announcement of the new and much longer name has raised

some

He

ized than that.”

to

it’s

better

“It

per cent of Conestoga’s pro-

like

high-tech college.”

al.

2003

3,

well received by students

sounds

“It

new name sounds

dent,

Conestoga reached a milestone on Feb. 10 when it became Conestoga Qollege Institute of Technology and Advanced

15

name

SPOKE, March

emphasizing

that

to

it

of what

about,” he said. Olinski,

the

new

also gives the general popu-

lation a better idea of what Conestoga offers. “The name they have now is more clear to everyone because it shows we offer more than just reg-

ular programs,” he said.

Resource group holds dinner to honour International Women’s Day By TORI SUTTON

entertainment beginning

stellar

The Women’s Resource Group holding

coffee and tea.

menu

option

International Women’s Day, will be held March 4 in the dining

carrots and greens.

at'

features a spicy

The main course

Cash bar opens

5:15 p.m. with the dinner being served at 6 p.m. The All Woman Jazz Duo, fea-

Guelph

turing

at

Brenda

native

rum

A

Mardi Gras

custard sauce, served with

main is

course

vegetarian

also available for those

who would

prefer a

meatless

meal.

soup and fresh salad of celeriac,

room.

bananas foster pudding with

Catered by Conestoga College’s culinary arts program, this year’s theme. The meal will be started with a seafood and okra gumbo

ner

to

a

its annual gourmet dinConestoga College’s Waterloo campus tomorrow. The dinner, in honour of

is

ed

at

7:45 p.m.

All proceeds from the evening of fine dining and entertainment will be donated to local women’s

features jamba-

with smoked sausage and chicken in a Creole sauce, and grilled mirJiton, which consists of chayote, eggplant and

For more information, contact Jayne Thomas in the Student

peppers.

Monica Himmelman

a

laya,

Lewis, will provide an evening of

rice

dish

For dessert, diners will be

(Photo by Tori Sutton)

shelters.

Services office at ext.

in the

ni services office at ext.

treat-

3337 or alum-

3459.

A

pig’s pleasure

First-year graphic design students tors for pigs” projects from the

removed

their display of “vibra-

main hallway

after a complaint last month. This drawing, on the chalkboard in the hallway of the design wing, expresses the students’ reaction to the complaint.

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Management

Stress and Stress

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become part of our everyday vocabulary. Why write a column on when everyone deals with daily? Since stress is misunderstood and

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Stress denotes the changes

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has physical and emotional effects on us As a positive influence, stress creates anticipation and excitement and can compel us to action (remember that clutch single that won the T-ball game for your team?). As a negative influence, stress can result in discomfort, anger and rejection, with health problems such as

continually changing environment.

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they are construed as threatening or dangerous. Most of us cringe some find it a challenge.

at the thought of having to parachute from an airplane;

us avoid contact with snakes. Others keep them as pets. Most of us experience anxiety at the thought of presenting in front of a class, and while

Most

some

of

will

do anything

to avoid

it,

a few get

totally

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— SPOKE, March

Gas

3,

Commentar

2003

prices

gouge

the public Hardworking citizens of Canada do not deserve this. Paycheques are not earned simply to fatten the wallets of oil

companies.

The oil companies have cried poor though. They say the oil strike in Venezuela (the fifth largest oil producer in the world) and the threat of a war with Iraq (the world’s second largest oil reserve) have led to increased gas prices. of gasoline If things are in such dire straits that the price out, than breaks war if litre a than $1 more to rise could why did Canada’s four major oil companies nearly triple their recent fourth-quarter profits to $1.3 billion?

Something doesn’t add up. While Canadians drive up to the pumps praying not to see - or worse - oil that the price of gas has topped 80 cents companies’ profits are thriving. Aren’t higher gas prices supposed to be a result of tough times for oil companies? The strike in Venezuela is over. Experts estimate it will take roughly five months for the oil production to increase to where it should be. But will the prices at the pumps decrease at that time? Not likely. There will no doubt be another excuse for why prices

must climb ever

Then

there

is

higher.

the situation

with Iraq.

Gas

Without a single invading force entering the troubled country, gas prices in some

Canadian

cities

soared more

prices

in

some

Canadian cities soared more than 12 cents in one day.

than 12 cents in one day. Why should Canadians be punished simply for the threat of war? There isn

less oil

available yet. The increase in the prices of gasoline isn’t all bad though. According to a Statistics Canada report, 1.6 million Canadians commuted more than 25 kilometres each way to

work

in

2001.

That results in a large dependency on the oil companies, which is why they can get away with gouging consumers. But help may be on the way. U.S. President George Bush announced earlier this month that he wants America to invest $1.2 billion dollars into making hydrogen fuel competitively priced for power-

ing vehicles and generating Hydrogen fuel is currently much more expensive to produce, but it produces water, rather than the harmful and smelly exhaust fumes vehicles currently electricity.

expel. By further developing hydrogen power. Bush says the U.S. can reduce their dependency on oil from more than 11 million barrels a day by 2040. He also wants to have hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles cost-competitive with gasoline-powered vehicles by 2010. It’s about time someone gouged the oil compa-

things going on in the world to

show.

surprise, the

Fox network wasn’t responsible.

ABC

aired

its

Roth

think they’re all that and more, get totally trashed by the

who

13, at 8

p.m.

Opinion

Under no .circumstances should one actually take this show seriIt

The greatest thing about this show is watching the contestants,

Daniel

premier episode of

Are You Hot? on Feb.

ously.

One mediocre-looking woman,

to be a

was designed

judges.

joke.

The only goal of the talentless show is to find the hottest person in America using American Teen

right.

But

And

body.

they would be

ABC

It

must

In a story published in

Today by

model Rachel Hunter and

Bill

USA

looking for hot people.

away with

the devices that other

shows use

to disguise

little sister

said

in the

program and

it

when

best

me

enthralled

said,

“Are you

she stumbled across

tive

to

one could get

of shape about

how

all

is

“We

most

show

“you

mean

for

two reasons,

mad and because

end they both looked

in the -

serves

them

right.

enjoyed the show, and next

watch

I’ll

it

again just to see

on parade. Keeping with the spirit of Are you Hot?

in

judging,

TV

I’ll

give the

show

a 2.3

for originality, a 4.7 for overall

appeal, and a 10 for being a total

There are too

more

I

the losers

say upfront that this

superficial

I

history.”

bent out

there’s

the

So

like idiots

week

what

they’re selling: skin and sex

appeal.

actually watching this?”

that,

Idol.

various major cities in American

-

was funny

because she got

Keveney, the execu-

producer of the show, Mike Fleiss, admits that they have done

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by Duke

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right.

For most students

not a reality.

is

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days will be spent working hard to raise

money

for next semes-

ter’s rising tuition.

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you can do everything from browse employment sites, to apply for jobs and Internet,

send out resumes.

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this

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geared specifically towards students.

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do

pick a location, and find the appropriate category of employis

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how many

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where they are available and when the job was posted at workopolis.com. There is also a career management centre, which gives you tips on resume writing, interviewing skills, networking and negotiating. Another useful site is Student Summer Job Action, provided by the government at jeunesse.gc.ca. All you have to do is type in a keyword and press the search button. There is also an advanced search option, which allows you to browse for more than one job at a time, and rank documents.

ings by date or relevance and view a brief or detailed description of the job. The site also has useful tips on fine-tuning your

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opportunities you can

go

to

any

search engine and search for the summer job of your choice. Time is flying by and before you know it April will be here and

exams

will soon

be over.

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for

humour

and sick noises

death,

lead to a

dumb, disgusting Web

- site.

The

things that you can find on

when you

the Internet

amazing. The one of a kind.

Web

are bored are

site is definitely

I do not understand how a person can be insane enough to create

a site that

is

not only sick, but

cruel.

hard to believe that the creRob Lewis, has been able to

It is

ator,

keep the site running since 1996. So, what is so horrid? Well, clips of stickman killing each complete with foul language, blood and guns.

head In

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will

make you shake your

one

forest

is in

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he needs to

relieve himself.

does his business beside a is finished, he needs to wipe himself so he slides a trunk of a smaller tree in between his After he

legs. It

works, but soon blood

down

his legs as

ers he has also

starts

that

this

one disturbed

me

hard to believe that

it

Rob

resem-

the most. is listed in

site also

contains

games

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the

wiped off

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combines Wheel

of the

hate mail.

Lewis has a whole section devot-

wheel to collect money keep the Taliban in jail before

to spin the

ed to

the hate mail he gets;

it.

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part

is it

he loves

amuses

they die.

him.

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friends

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mouth.

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of the most interesting parts site is the

to

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When the clip finally ends, you see that a bird, who has been chirping on top of the first tree the whole time, has caught “his valuables” in

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full

will lose

his pri-

images

site.

other’s heads off.

For example, a game called the Justice

of the

against each other, snapping each other’s arms, and ripping each

of violence and blood.

Wheel of

Lewis’s

some

available as well.

fan favourites.

that is just as cruel, the

he discov-

vates.

his

visiting

of Fortune and Hangman. You have

He

pouring

when

There are many clips

the middle of the

and decides

gore and violence are just

ble this sick, pointless nature, but

The

clip, titled

of death,

surfers can find

in disbelief.

a stickman

tree.

(Internet photo)

Scenes

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looking early to avoid frustration

and

resume.

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reached 300 episodes on Feb. 16. For some people this may seem For like just another TV milestone. a frightening awakening cent the fact that I have seen 99 per of these episodes and many of them

me,

I

am

dozen times. a Simpson

fanatic.

Through

Homer,

Marge, the complaining of Lisa and pacifier sucking of Maggie, we have witnessed animation history. Everything always comes back to

Sure, celebrat-

300

episodes isn’t exactly the falling

The Simpsons. As Valentine’s Day was approaching, how many ot us remembered Lisa choo-choo-choosing Ralph to be her Valentine. The simple act of attending college can conjure up memories of '

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Homer’s hatred of Andy, the Springfield of dean University. Driving to school through the third consecutive day of snow squalls.

exactly what

I

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King Plow would get out

the

and

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clear a

just

path.

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always

there.

The

Now,

Simpsons has always

not

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been

favourite of every

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viewer.

had many whose parents would not let them watch. up

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friends

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comedy

have found no-punches a bit

much

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at thp d Trade Center World the Wnrl at (WTC). Homer must wait all day

great.

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can forget the episode when

former

Bush

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President

moves

across

the

George from

street

for his car to be unclamped.

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offering

the

juice and the inevitable need to go to the bathroom after several cans.

family? Homer’s ignorance had him looking to

the adventures of

the mischief of Bart, the sternness of

quote the show like a priest can quote his Bible. ing

a big deal.

Ozzie and Harriet.

can

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it is

With this achievement The Simpsons is now the longest-running show in prime time, surpassing

to

it is

at least a

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in

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an encyclopedia.

floor of the

episode where

Then, there was the The Simpsons came to Canada. “Why should we leave America visit

America

Homer

in

junior,’’

to

He

exclaims

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holidays

defeat after

learned to

humour of Homer's

misadventures in

like

“I’ve

one crushing another until you just

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bye to character Maude Flanders and the voice of Phil Hartman and his unforgettable characters Troy a.k.a.

Miguel Sanchez. There is also the controversy surrounding the episode The City of

New

episode again.

we have

again enjoy the

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you make

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use Mr.

have arrived, much to the chagrin of my mother who has had to deal with her favourite singer Elton John making an appearance.

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is

McClure and Lionel Hutz,

was thought

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deal with this tragedy and can once

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show

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mention Hanukah, Kwanza and Ramadan. The Simpsons have poked fun at everything from the NRA (Nachos,

life

out

down and up

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Homer and

it

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afraid to take on religion, but has always been respectful in its depic-

learned that

the top

quickly

of order.

dismay.

other

WTC. Homer

rashes to the top only to find

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and

futures, but not Travis Agresti

Michael Zuccala; they have already made their mark. Agresti runs a popular nightclub in Toronto and Zuccala manages a large call centre

Woman in provocative outfits

is

who

and

Richmond

for me to get started business because of my

the

After months of hard work and determination, he opened Inside.

Though many people tried to discourage him from his plans to build the club, he completed the task with the help of a small business loan from a bank. club,

Budweiser have used the club as a backdrop for shoots and the auditions for the Global Television show Pop$tars, featuring Sugar Jones,

at Inside. “It

was taped

was

cool to watch the auditions; you have to do things like that to make extra money,” he said. The club has an advertising

agency that handles the bookings.

age,” said Agresti.

The

is

including Vince Carter, rumoured to be partners

spends an average of $7,000$15,000 a week. To help pay the bills, he rents out and the club for private parties and Maxim shoots. photo

ment district. The club that opened on July 26, 2001 had been a dream of Agresti’s since he was at Sacred Heart high school in Newmarket.

was hard

He

with Agresti. His biggest expenses are rent, payroll and liquor, on which he

hottest nightclub in the entertain-

in

was

Diddy.

by Toronto Raptor

also visited

players

Street in Toronto, waiting for the chance to party at Inside, the

“It

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the smartest businessman in the industry.” The clear glass VIP room

in Kitchener.

men

career so far

is

Most young men are finishing up university or college, partying and beginning to worry about their

in dressy attire line

my

spending the day with

which had two

floors,

packed with partygoers from Thursday to Saturday. Due to its popularity. Inside was expanded

Fabulous, a rapper, filmed his It s My Party video at Inside just a few weeks ago. “They wanted the club to

look like

it

was

in

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alley way,”

back

he

said,

he was offered a cameo Vince Carter but declined.

adding

role like

is

became

and a third floor of the club the

VIP lounge named Chocolate.

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became

interested in the

in Toronto when he

nightlife

turned

19 and began visiting and partying clubs himself. “The money

in

involved in this business is unbelievable,” he said. He got a job at Fluid where he began working as a bouncer and quickly climbed the

ladder to become a manager. Agresti worked there for a few months and then decided to branch off and start his own club. “People

would

because of ing.

I

take

not

my

knew

I

I

Travis Agresti,

owner

Agresti’s credentials continue to

soar with Inside winning an award

every weekend. Agresti

“The nightclub industry is fierce but know what people want since the customers here average around my age.” nightclub

me

age, but

could do

seriously

I

kept push-

this.”

Celebrities like Prince,

P.

Nelly Furtado and Robert

Diddy,

De Niro

for best

new nightclub in Toronto

at

annual torontonightclub.com

the

award ceremony a few months ago. “The nightclub industry is fierce but I know what people want since the customers here average around

my

2001 The club .

MARY SIMMONS

age,” said Agresti.

The rooftop patio is his next conquest. The patio is anticipated to fit approximately 200 people and feature two bars and another dance However, complaints from condominium need to be dealt with. “I want it ready for the summer. I’m not worried about complaints because the club is zoned in an entertainment district,”

floor.

the next-door

To keep

it

in place for the

day, simply spray

look good, but there are certain times when it hardly seems worth the effort. There are a few simple suggestions you can follow to look your best

Everyone wants

to

even if you’re in a rush. For those of you with long hair, you always have the option of pulling it back. To get hair to look groomed fast, whether you’ve washed it or not, pull it off your face with a headband or a ponytail holder.

Smooth back

slept-in hair

with a spritz of water, then comb and secure it with a hair accessory.

it

whole

with a light-

hold mist.

Keeping on the theme of hair care, most people wash it too often. “The average woman needs to only every other day,” says Oscar Blandi, a New York City hairstylist in an online

wash her

hair

article.

away with shampooing every two or three days. On the days you don’t wash but need a wake-up shower, Curly-hair types can get

and apply a lightweight conditioner to the ends to ease detangling. Avoid overusing

rinse your hair

is

he said with confidence. is also exploring the posof buying or opening a record company. Talks are still taking place. “This club offers so

Agresti

sibility

many

opportunities to network and

meet special people,” he said. “I don’t think I will be running a club the rest of

my

life

but

it

has defi-

been an amazing stepping

nitely

stone for future plans.”

Another young man who has succeeded in making money, networking and gaining recognition is graduate College Conestoga Michael Zuccala. Zuccala successfully employs an average of 50 employees and runs a fundraising

company

in Kitchener.

ten to his every word during kickoffs which are held before each shift.

The kick-off is a quick speech

Zuccala gives to inform his employees about the rules of the business and sometimes some words of encouragement.

The

callers,

the United States.

17-years-old and

is

currently in his

seventh year of employment with the

They

solicit

on

to the charities.

am a young, ambitious, overworked and overpaid male who loves his job.”

“I

it

opened

July

in

company.

and control the company,” he said. Zuccala knows how to dominate and run a business. Employees lis-

business

is

unbelievable.

The man-

ager and caller turnover in the office is fierce because a lot of people can’t take the pressure. “I have

gone through six managers since I started because they can’t deal with the stress levels that go along with^ the job,” he said. However, despite all the pressure,

Zuccala continues to shine and pave his way in the business. “I love my job. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else,” he said.

Many may have been

skeptical of a

24 year old having so many responsibilities but he proves he has what takes to run a successful business

everyday.

manager

All

Currently,

Pro

four

has

offices across Ontario, but Zuccala

“We

live

in

a very fast-paced

where people have less and time. People want to donate

society less

and help others so they donate over phone to us,” he said. the Telemarketing has increased in

wants to expand and build more. “I want to open a lot more offices and then sit back and have other people run them for me.” With his

bank account getting bigger and his confidence soaring, Zuccala to retire at the

is

young age

compared to previous years. “People don’t want to leave their home to help, they simply do it

aiming

over the phone,” he continued. With the office open seven days a

Agresti and Zuccala have proven over and over again to people that

week, Zuccala doesn’t have much

age doesn’t matter.

sales

“Who wouldn’t want this job? I set my own hours, get great pay

time for any leisure activities, as he works 55 to 60 hours a week. The stress that goes along with this

it

Michael Zuccala,

loves his job,” said Zuccala. After graduating from the mar-

program, Zuccala began working at All Pro telemarketing but quickly climbed the ladder to manager. He started when he was

are mostly stu-

behalf of 30 different non-profit organizations and labour unions. They ask people to pledge money

a young, ambitious, overworked and overpaid male who

keting

who

dents, phone a variety of places in

am

“I

Quick and easy By

since has been attracting flocks of partygoers Agresti. Travis 22-year-old by operated owned and

Inside, a trendy Toronto nightclub,

York so

they spray painted the outside of the

(Photo by Sinead McGarry)

of 30.

With determination and

drive,

tips for beautiful hair

which can weigh hair down, and touching it too much, which can make hair

hair products,

look greasy

greasy.

use your sleep time since the perfect time to mend everything from

Towel-dry while you do other most of the moisture out of your hair before you blow-dry

things. Getting

by half. wrap your

will cut the drying time

$queeze out excess water, head in a superabsorbent towel, then go about your morning tasks.

And

don’t despair

if

you sleep

late and your hair shows it. An easy tip to follow is to soak a cotton ball with facial toner and swipe it along

your hairline and scalp. It instantly cleans up the roots, which tend to

first.

Another easy

damaged skin

is at

effective

tip to

follow

is

to

hair to dry or broken-out night.

Some

of the most

treatments can be too

and plugging in the hot rollers, braid your hair before bedtime. Section hair into four parts, using with no metal parts to avoid weird bends. For looser waves, Antonio Prieto, a hairstyl-

elastics

ist

in

New

York

City,

suggests

heavy to wear during the day. Plus, certain active ingredients, such as Retin-A, can make skin sun-sensitive and work best away from direct light. Protect sheets and pil-

applying a leave-in conditioner to dampen hair, then tying it into a

lowcases by sleeping in a hair turban or with a towel placed over

“your hair will have

your pillow. You can also style your hair at night. Instead of waking up early

low knot. “When you undo

it

in

the morning,” he says in an online article for

Ladies

Home

Journal,

a

subtle

swing.” Following these instructions will the leave you looking your best with least

amount of hassle.

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the nominees are...

VANDENHOFF 3 to 5 students at

Conestoga College are encouraged to cast their ballot, choosing next year’s

Conestoga

Students

Incorporated (CSI) executive staff. The college’s 5,000 full-time students are eligible to vote for three of the four positions up for grabs

There is one acclaimed position, that of CSI president, which will be filled by Justin this year.

President

- Responsible

for over-

President

all organization, as well as representing the student body to the

JUSTIN FALCONER

Vice-president of communica- Responsible for communicating CSI information to students.

administration

-

Vice-president of academics Responsible for lobbying on behalf of students, as well as being the

of academics. This is in comparison to last year when the entire executive staff was acclaimed and

Responsible for planning and running events with the programmer. the in can vote Students

no election was held. Any full-time student enrolled in an on-campus

Sanctuary

an eligible candidate.

Their term in office runs from May 1, 2003 to April 30, 2004. The responsibilities of each posi-

at the

activities

Experience: Falconer

is

the cur-

rent vice-president of academics,

has participated in many college committees, including director of the CSI board, assisting in drafting

Doon campus and the Waterloo

technology fee agreement between

at

l

ies student.

for both the CSI and College Student Alliance, as well as helping negotiate a transparent

in the cafeterias

,

Program: Third-year business - management stud-

tions

Falconer, the current vice-president

is

Acclaimed

influence on students.

to outside stakeholders and organizations that have

administration,

key student advocate. Vice-president of

program

-

;

policies

CSI and

and Guelph campuses. The winners will be announced after the votes are tallied and any appeals

the

are heard.

insight

the college.

decision to run for result of the

Falconer’s

CSI president was a

he gained as this year’s vice-president of academics. “I

tion are as follows:

became very knowledgeable and concerned with the way college students are treated by the Ministry and Colleges Training, of Universities (MTCU).” Over the past year he became engrossed with three issues - finan-

CONESTOGA

STUDENTS

INCJ

cial aid, transferability

and college

feels these areas

need to be

improved and has challenged the government on each in the past. However, the fight is far from over. Falconer outlined four major

ELECTIONS

goals for his tenure as president: Making changes with the 1 to treat college students

MTCU more

ernment to better equip colleges with increased funding and infrastructure for apprenticeship

centred approaches, accountability also believe I and openness.

and co-

op programs.

funding.

He

next year. Falconer will strive to make himself available to students. “I believe in hard work, student-

Working with the federal gov-

2.

fairly.'

whole heartedly

Proactively pursuing student

3.

with respect to the deliv-

feedback ery of CSI functions and services. Focus on student representa4. tion to the community, to the college and to the governments to ensure the Conestoga College student voice is heard and concerns recognized. Despite a hectic schedule for the

in student rights,

transparent processes and making

myself easily available for all dents at Conestoga College.”

stu-

But Falconer is not all business. During time away from school he enjoys summers at Sauble Beach, riding Sea-Doos, swimming and working on his tan.

Vice-President of Communications

CARIE LAYCOCK Program: Second-year business - management stud-

ies student.

The Kitchener native was raised in Brampton, and returned to Kitchener when she began attend-

jobs for the CSI office.

Laycock

is

all

about getting stu-

and thinks that through the power of communicainvolved

dents

tion, the college

community

will

be

drawn into activities. “I believe there is more to Conestoga College than just education. Students pay an activities fee to the CSI and I think

Program: Second-year business - management stud-

better

understanding of

how

to

find out things that will

Wilfrid Laurier University.

out Europe. “I have fought with the

tional.”

Coming from ground, Abboud

help of

ies student.

Experience: Has worked with the international student office at

varied back-

presents a wide

range of communication skills including the ability to speak English and Arabic fluently. “I has taught

a large family which

me

a great deal about

communicating with others and

how to be Abboud

a patient person.”

an international student which he says will give him a is

who have

my

classmates,

for

the

welcome challenges

in

and make the school time enjoy-

able while at the

He

same time educa-

capture the eye and interested.

ing questionnaires to involve stu-

make

students

Abboud also promotes himself as being approachable. “I love making new friends and being able to learn more about how people think. I absorb personality traits that I find

good

in others.”

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honest and reliable person whose utmost goal is to promote

her previous experience with the

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the CSI’s goings-on to

all

students.

want students at Conestoga to look back on their college years and have no regrets.” She plans to ensure the distribution of information via flyers, posters and through the most important vehicle “I

herself. “I will

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because of

pared and well designed. They give students the opportunity to meet

depend on research

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that

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CSI, she has direct knowledge about the events, clubs and servicevents that

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lie

ahead for me.”

says his advertisements will

have English as a Second Language taken off the transcript because we felt that it is not fair,” he says, adding, “It separated us from the rest of the students while they were taking the same course material. We were successful.” If elected, Abboud plans on creat-

that

ing Conestoga. She sells herself as

happy, activities they are interested

international students in the college to

make them

questions,

an eagerness to complete tasks and

dents in decision-making. “I will

communicate with people from different cultures. The Lebanese student has lived most of his life in Kuwait and has travelled through-

come from

any students

concerns or comments,” she says. “I am an open and caring person with

ABBOUD

administration

a

and clubs.”

to activities, services

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2003

— Page

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Vice-President of Academics

MAHER ALBASEL Program:

computer

First-year

engineering.

Experience: Involved with the student government at the University of

Toronto while enrolled there as a

life

parental

considerations.

anymore and

He

as the

focus on freezing

to

it.

The

hopes to address OSAP concerns by making it removing available and more first-year

student

also

in first-year labs.

don’t want to

would

wants

opportunity to fight for his

excellent

“I

Along with many other students across Canada, one of Albasel’s with tuition.

much

equipment

how my

lies

in

is

causes, but maintains that he has

sciences student.

major concerns

This

addition to plans for obtaining better

on the sidelines

other people decide

education should be run.

like to

the school

going

let

sit

make

I

a difference to

and help keep Conestoga

number

1

college,

make

to

to school as enjoyable as

it

can

leadership

which

skills,

help him obtain his ultimate

will

goals. “I have been in a leadership role

all

tain of

my life, from being the capmy soccer team to on-job The most

leader roles.

being the president of

theUofT.

I

my

recent

is

house

at

helped organize

many

events and activities, which includ-

possibly be.”

Albasel does acknowledge that as a first-year student he hasn’t had as

ed everything from formals

to

edu-

cational seminars.”

VANYA MISIC Program: Business administramanagement studies and

tion

human

Association

(CBSA)

tions officer

and has dealt with a

as public relalot

of outside businesses and school faculty. let

Misic’s busy schedule

“Due

to the flexibili-

my course load this upcoming

year,

resources student.

Experience: Involved with the Business Students Conestoga

Don’t

says, adding, ty of

I

will

demands and

have

less

outside

this will give

me

an

opportunity to dedicate more time

and

Misic’s objective is to be the voice for students by ensuring policies and procedures are folin the college

and

place in April.”

Misic feels she has impacted

that stu-

tinue to

do so

“One of my

if

elected to CSI.

personality traits

is

feel

dents are treated fairly on an aca-

with their problems and concents,

right on track for a CSI position. The two-program student plans on

demic level. Through her experience with the

them

of her free time to stu-

CBSA, this European-born student, who has lived in Kitchener for the

devoting dents

all

if elected. “I

believe students

should have someone in the position who is genuinely concerned about the quality of education,” she

make myself available to much as possible.” But how does she plan on han-

and

I

will as

past six years, has been involved in

dling this intimidating workload? “I am a workaholic and do not

activities and promoaround the school. “I have

take vacations,” she says, describing herself as tenacious.

a

number of

tions

Vice-President of Activities JEFF STEMMLER ies student.

Experience: Currently vice-president of communications with CSI

and a

member

of the

CSI events

success of

Stemmier

is

substantially

involved with the events that take place at the college. With this expe-

under his

belt,

Stemmier

hopes to make next year even bet-

of the

this year’s events,

and

ensure the events that didn’t go off

planned are successful next year.” In addition. Stemmier plans on providing a wider variety of as

events for

staff.

rience

ter if elected. “I will build off

all

students

who

are get-

ting involved.

Stemmler’s

accomplishments

include the annual polar plunge two out of the three years he has

attended the college, as well as

ETHAN MILLER

PITCH-IN

No

my

The students will comfortable coming to me

approachability.

she’s

fool you; this keener says

Program: Third-year business administration - management stud-

stu-

dents’ lives positively and will con-

effort to the position.”

lowed

been able to participate in fundraisings, organizing of events and planning awards banquets that take

assisting with the “feed the pigs

campaign

in 2001/02.

In his role as vice-president of

Stemmier has “ensured that students were aware

communications.

of the upcoming events the CSI had planned.”

On top of his many accomplishments, including working towards his chef’s papers, Stemmier says he is

personable and willing to listen

to suggestions

from students.

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3,

2003

— Page 13

So you wanna

Starting

be a rock star?

strong connections

By JULIANNA KERR

about an

now

ds

in the

it

same they’ve

the

are

[ways been, and they’re

the

still

most real stars are bom. Ted Seto is the artists and reper-

^ay

>ire

(A&R)

assistant at Universal

Canada. His three years lere have found him listening to emos and checking out live bands l search of musicians with a future

requested to hear more. Universal also has a section on

Web

So what does the company want? is

ackage,” he

looking for the total “Artists

says.

and perform

ing, write

their

who own

look for

with the abil-

artists

write great :y to perform live and ongs and who have that intangible

makes them

quality that

it’

Universal

tries to

a star.”

sign artists

who

have long-term careers that vill span multiple albums. “We don’t just sign an artist for a career in Canada,” he adds. “We sign an artist with the intent to break them worldwide.” Competition is stiff, as Universal vill

only signs two or three artists a year. The current domestic roster losts

17 acts in pop, rock, jazz, dance and country,

•lassical,

icluding such lood,

talent

about 6,000 demos received, maybe 20 actually make

Out

industry

of

“Some

grab

think

my

they’re

attention because

their career

ent

says. “The majority are pretty aver-

great

Out of those 20 that do grab his attention, only two or three have a realistic chance of becoming a

Sam

Matthew and Jann

artists as

Roberts

I

to

Seto says he listens to every smo that comes across his desk

to

the

all

“That’s

why

demos

at

work.

my demos

I listen to

the weekend,” he says. “Only hose that I feel have potential get

m

lassed along.

“All the rest receive an e-mail or

•hone call

from me

;now that Universal ed in their music.”

letting

not interest-

is

demos

Promising

them

are

passed

ilong to the director or senior viceiresident of

A&R

department

about 3,000 unsolicited About 1 ,000 solicityear. lemos a eceives

ed

demos come

from industry

in

hard work, a

the industry works.”

make

sure they perform well

a lot of fun.

student, has

always enjoyed playing the role of DJ. Even when he was young he always played the music and took requests at parties.

One

night

someone

to

needed

friend

his

fill

in as a

DJ and

the

he said, is history. Stag and does, Christmas parties and bars are the usual functions Sutherland works at; sometimes he

Glen Sutherland, also known as DJ Fright, has been work-

may

ing in the field for four years.

rest, as

get a

(Photo by Kate D. VandeVen)

wedding gig and twice at

He says making connections

residence for-

DJ

is

However, during the sumat Christmas time, he said he works every weekend and sometimes a few times a week. Along with a couple thousand CDs, Sutherland owns all his own equipment which includes speakers, CD players, lights and a mixing board. He said he likes to own his own equipment because renting it is expensive and the money he makes from one gig can be put toward buying another piece of the year.

getting

mer and

connections.

However, because he worked

in

helped him get connections because he got to know some local bar owners, a restaurant, he said

in turn hired

it

him

DJ

to

in

Along with word of mouth, sending resumes and posting flyers

was how he began

name

*Find out who the demo should be addressed to and personalize

on

more

*The

CD

A&R

Sutherland said he loves being a

he

is

it is

not

a slow time of

in

*The bio can be

Screening demos isn’t the only Universal finds new artists. Seto says he has a network of peo-

way

high schools.

as simple

C|

P9fmOPOiTfOUi

Phy<;iral Activity

flow much?

but it doesn’t have to be a professional headshot.

year.

at

shows

*The photo should be clear and of a decent quality

This process can take upwards of a

keep working at it hopes of playing

more bars and

as a short paragraph telling the label about yourself.

and opinions from Universal’s marketing team. If the company is serious about signing an artist, it will then present them with an offer.

to

in the future; with

working

should contain

original material - it you can write.

decision on.” decides to pursue the If with artist, there will be meetings

equipment.

DJ and wants

much because

“Bands have their good and their bad nights, and one performance isn’t enough to base your

needs to do a Sutherland

functions.

Presently

photo. nights

still

advertising,

said because he keeps his prices down he is hired for quite a few

it.

* Include a CD, a bio and a

on

to get his

out.

Although he lot

the biggest challenge.

is

said the hardest thing about

starting a career as a

who

*Call the record label and make sure it’s accepting demo submissions.

a consistent basis.

yy

How often?

* Label everything in the

demo package with your

whose opinions he trusts. “Working in A&R, you have to be out a lot,” he says, “but you can’t be everywhere. That’s

it’s

Sutherland, a first-year computer

their club.

live.

several visits

Stuff:

Demo?

ple

A&R.

Universal’s

talent,

Should You Approach your

i

heck out

in

to a lot of differ-

How

to see the musicians live,

own make

it

The Right

A&R

Seto will

said

He

will usually

see the band perform

possible.

Glen Sutherland, better known as DJ Fright, has been working as a DJ for the past four years and

mals.

them.” He then makes copies of the music to give to the rest of the team at bi-monthly meetings for discussing new music. Signings at Universal are usually done by consensus of the entire department, he says, so they’ll all

his

"the listening department, there to ;n’t enough time in the day

there,

is

he has worked

go see the band or artist perform live,” he says. “If I like what I hear, I will meet with them and get to know

jden.

ad tries to get back to every aspirpeople lg artist. But with only two

how

them.

go out

things:

owe

artist.

If Seto is interested in someone, however, he will listen to their music several times before he con-

“From

enough

team and luck. “Musicians need to treat the music industry like a business,” he adds, “and leam as much as they can to educate themselves about

not great.”

Did you ever want to be a DJ, but it would be impossible? If your answer is yes, then you need to rethink it, because a Conestoga student has proven it

thought

programming analyst are lucky

have any kind of longevity

to

good or

really

also gets leads

a long, hard road, Seto

is

“The ones who

because they’re horribly bad,” he

tacts

He

says.

Seto take notice.

I

shows.

from entertainment lawyers, club bookers, managers and friends. Being successful in the music

Seto.

Universal

ongs.

“We

site,

age. They’re not bad, but they’re

Universal.

“Universal

its

www.umusic.ca, where artists can upload three of their songs to be heard by the A&R department. The approximately 2,000 uploads a year go directly to

lusic

t

or band and has

artist

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Life

SPOKE, March

Bananas headed By BLAKE GALL

With

3,

— Page 15

2003

for extinction

the biotechnology and

all

genetic manipulation that goes into

gentlemen of the to banana

and

Ladies

goodbye

say

world,

most popular

the world’s

seems

on the verge of extinction, according to Belgian fruit

tropical

is

Experts are estimating the fruit

within the next

will be non-existent

10 years.

grown

First

last ice

age, the

an enjoyable, people

the jungles

in

South-East Asia

at the

produced

to

is

eat.

on wild bananas but they are harmful to humans. This edible banana has become infested feast

with a fungus, called black sigota, that is killing off the entire crop,

lead to

will eventually

its

extinction.

Other types of bananas that were eaten in the past were completely

wiped out

Panama

by the

'50s

the

in

disease.

Sprays used to fight off diseases

and bacteria

in

crops are not enough

to stop the virus that is killing this

The only hope

delicious treat.

bananas

new

is

left

genetically produc-

type of banana

in labora-

However, genetic alteration what caused this tragedy.

tories. is

If

it

into edible ones to save the

successful,

it

could save the

life

of bananas but furthers the alteration process.

humans

for

life.

Globe and Mail on Jan. 16 stated that scientists are hoping to find a disease-resistant gene in a non-edible banana and plant.

only one type

is

new

article in the

insert

of banana in the entire world that

which

banana

of

over the world.

all

Monkeys

asexual food can’t reproduce

end of the

banana has become healthy snack for

However, there

ing a

banana has been

crops to continue the circle of

An

scientists.

for

the

stripped of any seeds and sexual

reproductive abilities. In turn, the

splits. It

today,

fruit

which

It’s

hard to decide

life without bananas or a world of scientifically

better;

is

a

produced fruit. Some people fear a monster plant being produced that can’t be controlled. Scientists are entering an unknown area that could have disastrous outcomes. Others oppose eating genetically modified foods. Without bananas we can no longer enjoy banana splits, peanut butter and banana sandwiches or homemade banana grandma’s bread. We may have to say goodbye to Bananas in Pajamas and there would be no peels left for our cartoon friends to slip on. This is However,

tries

Many

affect their

econo-

my. Although bananas may seem insignificant to Canadians, half a billion people in

Asia and Africa

Trying to save the banana would cost millions of dollars in research

tropical coun-

which is also an issue when deciding whether or not the process is

are mass-producers of bananas;

come

Eatinq W disorders When

bulimia are most likely what to

of

mind. The image a dangerously

it

could happen to other foods. seen epidemics

wipe out various types and other

bap.org.

per cent of

10

ma

weakness or inherent homosexuality. Sara Riddell, a Wilfrid Laurier student who was at

ders are

on the

rise in

men,

women

and children. disorders)

(eating

"Typically

The anorexic uses weight-loss as a means to control theii lives in some way. Unfortunately, in the they

process,

lose

the

ability

to

males now, as image pressure is starting to become more pro-

compulsive dieting able to judge longer no and are their weight logically. No matter how dangerously thin the subject becomes, they continue to feel

nounced." said Riddell.

overweight. The

develop in the mid-to-late teens, but we’re seeing

and younger.

getting younger

it

It is

also on the rise in

The most commonly recognized eating disorder

is

anorexia nervosa,

characterized by loss

resulting

dieting to

drastic

from superfluous

and exercise.

pinpoint

the

anorexia, or w'hy differs

among

be judged

weight

It

actual it

is

difficult

cause of

occurs, because

subjects and

must

Common

char-

fittingly.

acteristics include low self-esteem

and a feeling of being out of control.

In

some cases

a

traumatic

experience, such as physical or sexual abuse,

anorexia.

may

drive a person to

from the

visits

also include

broken

meals, laxative

after

control

their

fear of gaining to drop more them pushes weight

and'more. creating a vicious cycle of fear, paranoia and insecurity.

More often than not, it takes some sort of intervention followed abundant psychological

by ment

in

treat-

order to overcome

the

problem.

Common

visual

symptoms of

anorexia nervosa include

sudden

and dramatic weight-loss, fatigue, a feeling of always being cold, physweakness, dizziness or faintand irregular mendepression ing, struation in women. Anorexics can ical

propanolamine combined with caffeine. Because the central nervous system

of the heath risks involved with bulimia are kidney and liver damage, enlargement of the parotid gland, peptic ulcers, gastric rupture

is

affected,

symptoms such anxiety,

nausea,

dizziness,

as

to that of an anorexic.

symptoms

There are many dangerous methods in which people will attempt to lose weight. Some popular diet pills contain the ingredient phenyl-

insomnia, high blood pressure and increased heart rate can occur. is also found in some and has been linked to seizure, heart attack and stroke. Fenfluramine (Fen-Phen), which

Ephedrine diet pills

has produced much media attention already, contains addictive qualities. Although the manufacturer has

drug should only

warned

that the

be used

to treat obesity,

many

peo-

become visibly uncomfortable around food, miss meals or simply pick at their food, obsess about

Compulsive eating is also considered an eating disorder. It is characterized by uncontrollable eating

calories and fat content and

resulting in extreme weight gain.

sion.

(Photo by Halley McPolin)

feelings of alienation Eating disorders can cause depression and their position. understands one no feel sufferers because

Awareness week from Feb. 3-7, says that statistically, eating disor-

^

to

want to "lose a few pounds" w'ere found to be purchasing the drug. According to the manufacturer. taking Fen-Phen for more than three months can possibly lead to a rare and fatal lung disease, primary pulmonary hyperten-

to

Conestoga during Eating Disorders

them

Some

males with eating disorders,

relating

will force

and diet pill abuse, repeated fasting and secretive binging.

people with eating disorders are men. There is often an added stigto

many forms

in

room

Approximately

visit the International

crops could be next.

Other symptoms can include bath-

ed.

that genetical-

is

Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain at www.ini-

blood vessels and tooth decay (as a result of vomiting), bad breath, sore throat and swollen glands.

many

lesson here

save bananas,

Potatoes have

drastic weight fluctuations,

starlets. in

banana has led

the perfect

Physical

shapes and sizes, however, and women are not the only sex affect-

it

that

ilar

come

Eating disorders

make

underweight

Hollywood

due

food may taste better at first bite, but could come back to bite us in the long run. To find out how you can help

food they are consuming, many of the physical symptoms can be sim-

female resembling a skeletal runway model or one of the evershrinking

It

to

get most of the nutrients

come

usually that

is

of extinction

ly altered

unusual places. Because they don’t

and

anorexia

disorder,”

The

it.

in the past with little or

binge in secret, sometimes leading them to actually hide food in

the term

a person hears

Attempts have been made no success. seems that years of chemicals

worth

embarrassment

By HALLEY MCPOLIN

“eating

bananas as they are on the verge

to its demise. This raises the fear

to survive.

warn-

would be an

tional disaster.

would

this loss

interna-

scientists are also

of

to the black sigota disease.

depend on bananas

truly a tragedy for all.

ing that this

(Photo by Blake Gall)

Consumers may soon be mourning the loss

also

feel

It

is

important

take, these

to

seriously, as an estimat-

ed 10 to 20 per cent of anorexics will die of the disease. Other medinclude complications ical headaches, irregular heartbeat, constipation, osteoporosis, anemia,

insomnia and cardiac can lead to death.

arrest,

which

The other commonly know n

eat-

overeaters

compulsive

Usually

guilty about eating.

symptoms

and tooth decayt as well as those mentioned in anorexia.

employ food

as a

means

cope

to

emotional problems, such as stress and depression. However, they will usually end up feeling guilty' and isolated as a result of the weight gain and by

with

their

ple w'ho simply

Because eating disorders have often been considered a taboo subject. may people do not receive the help they so desperately need.

eating

cycle begins.

important that is put on.

the

overeater

Some to

amounts of food in a short time - followed by purging by way

and anorexics or bulimics,

at

of vomiting, laxative use. fasting,

ety today. Because

exercise and even enemas. In many bulimics, the

seriously,

disorder

is

bulimia nervosa.

in anorexia, bulimics do not deprive themselves of food. Instead they will binge - often consuming

Unlike

large

whelming

feelings of

over-

shame and

feels

it

to lose, leading to

is

a critical

it

is still

dilemma within our it

is

it

isn’t

more

soci-

taken as

difficult

to

diagnose and therefore often goes untreated.

education

the

is

an

step to recovery.

first

helpful

Web

sites

eating disorders are: the

more bad feelings including shame and failure. Although opposite outcomes occur between overeaters

ins

disorder,

using food as comfort, a ceaseless

The more weight the more difficult

One

of the most pow erful tools to help stop this disease is awareness. If you or somebody you know has an

about

homepage

National Eating Disorders

www.nationaleatAssociation Eating the ingdisoders.org: Disorders Shared Awareness page www.mirror-mirror.org; a

site

with information about compulsive overeating at www.overeatersanonymous.org. and a

Web

to information for

page dedicated men. www.psy-

chiatrictimes.com/p950942.html.


— SPOKE, March

Page 16

Feature

2003

3,

and amphibians fascinating hobby

Reptiles By MICHELLE TAYLOR Beady eyes

variety to these exotic pets’ diets.

Before you go out and buy just any reptile or amphibian, Ivankovic advises you do some research.

you while another scaly creature emerges from beneath a rock. They can be as small as a thumbnail or grow as long as six feet. Some have beautiful neon colours stare

at

“Know what you are buying before you buy it.”

Know

city’s regulations for

while others blend into the sand so

to Reptiles

USA,

well they can’t be detected until

the

enthusiast,

they move.

breeders that

This

the world of reptiles

is

and

creatures are an extreme

many

lations to

keeping and

sonous

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

in Waterloo, said the fasci-

This Australian water dragon, sold at Global Exotic Pets

nating thing about owning a reptile

you create for

warm. Cold-blooded

reptiles

need plenty

the environment

“You

the creature.

in

Waterloo,

amphibian depends on the species.

animals need ultraviolet (UV) light to

regulate

their

moisturized as

“Many

your reptile’s habitat. You can keep it as simple or as extreme as

you can go away

for a

is

that

week and not

worry,” Ivankovic said.

much

as

possible.

species lick moisture off the

many

with

which soon came alive “Other

small lizards.

to Ivankovic, the

popdra-

matically.

hobby is rising He said most people

and require a lot of maintenance and space. Global Exotic Pets does

species, such as frogs, absorb mois-

ularity of this

start

not

What most people are unaware of is many species of reptiles and

iguanas because of this “Some people just want some-

sell

with a small, easy-to-handle crea-

fact.

and from there it “snowballs.” Leopard geckos are popular because they are easy to handle and

thing big they can feed rabbits

ture

don’t require

“They

just

to

be kept warm,”

~

he said. The maintenance of a reptile or

know how

ly care for it,”

Ivankovic said.

Each

M ARC Y CABRAL

she puts the key in the lock

closes the door behind her, as the

wet nose moves from her shoes to her pants and so on until it is comlook up

down show For

at

Big, lonely eyes

her face as she bends

play with the dog and

to it

some

affection.

getting into before they purchase an exotic pet. These cold-blooded is

Amy

Meow

Pet Sitting, an in-home

company, she encounters all sorts of animals, from lonely, playful dogs, to dogs that don’t want you in their home, to cats that go into hiding, never to be seen. service

“Pets

are

more comfortable

at

home,” says the veterinary technician, adding boarding is not usually conducive to what a pet needs or used

As

a

animal

to.

at

Westmount

Weber and her partHawkins, also a techni-

clinic,

ner, Julie

saw a need that was not being met. Most animal clinics do not offer pet boarding, and animals do best in an environment they know and trust. So between the two, an idea formed to meet the demand, and the business took off from there. cian at the clinic,

First,

they started offering the serv-

ice as an aside to clients they at the clinic,

but

when

it

knew

garnered

or poi-

in captivity. It also

dled.

it

like to

to

If

be han-

“Most creatures you have

to

Ivankovic said.

“It’s not always in (the creature’s) best interest to be picked up.” For some species of frogs, our skin is toxic to them.

crocodiles for example).

also states that certain rep-

It

keep

amphibians and fish will be added to the bylaw as a restricted

you’re looking for something to

recommends a

docile species

such as a bearded dragon or gecko. Both are types of lizards that tend to be friendly.

The hobby of caring

for reptiles

and amphibians can be expensive. Global Exotic Pets’ most expensive animal is currently the Australian monitor lizard. Starting at $475, can grow to be just under three feet. Then there is a cage to buy, nesting material and food. this lizard

or prohibited animal

if

ger the animal species

“the dan-

may

present to public health or safety is not minimal, or the danger the

may

species

ecosystem

is

present to the local not minimal.”

A restricted animal means the animal must be kept within certain boundaries. The city must be informed

if it is to

has died,

it

if

it

be given away,

is lost

if

or if it attacks

a person or animal.

A

animal can include a

restricted

According to Ivankovic, most reptiles and amphibians eat crickets, mealworms and snails. These are sold alive or in canned form.

grow more than two feet or a snake which will grow more than six and a half feet.

Ivankovic said they sell different species of crickets in order to add

owner and

lizard

which

proper research is done, reptile can enjoy a

If the

happy

will

life together.

pets purr with comfort

out in

They got the business registered and then they had to become insured and bonded. They are both insured in terms of liabilities to the

animals and bonded for a specific

amount by the insurance company. Being bonded gives them protection from being accused of stealing or damaging items in a client’s home. If a claim is made the insurance company will look into it and the bonding coverage will handle

insured

Weber

believes being

and bonded gives their

clients a sense of ease.

“When you’re bonded, your trustworthy because someone is vouching for you.

It

makes you more

legitimate,” she says.

After taking care of the two most

important steps in starting the business, next they decided to start advertising.

“We

in all the vet clinics,”

rememput our name she

“And we’ve also Phone Guide. But we’ve had lot of word of mouth.” The company charges a flat fee of

in the

a

Amy

Weber, co-owner of the Cat’s Meow Pet Sitting company, plays with Quishu, one of her four Her love of animals pushed her to become a veterinary technician and to open a business.

a day, unless otherwise requested

put flyers and business cards

bers.

technician

venomous

community.

the damages.

Weber, this is all in a day’s work. As co-owner of the Cat’s

amphibians do not treat like a fish,”

makes sure knows what he or she

success they decided to try

and opens the door, she hears something racing towards her. She carefully places one foot inside as a cold, wet nose sniffs her shoes. She slowly enters the house and

fortable with her.

to proper-

sales associate

the customer

the

As

to,

ture through their skin.”

Meow makes

Cat’s By

but they don’t

much maintenance.

need

is

be kept

tiles,

play with, Ivankovic

leaves,” Ivankovic said, as he misted

several plants

Iguanas can grow to six feet long

temperature.

Rainforest species need to be kept

thing about having a snake

under a hot lamp

sits

keep warm.

Iguanas require a lot of care while snakes only need to be fed, on average, once a week. “The nice

you wish. According

in

of ultraviolet light to

There are many different species and types of plants and moss to create

to

the wild, certain species of birds, and certain species of reptiles (some

Exotic Pets, located on King Street

can create sort of a micro-habitat your own house.”

bylaw prohibits any

prohibits animals that were caught in

Ryan Ivankovic, a sales and animal care associate for Global

is

or

your

sure.

animal which

can be simple or challenging.

or amphibian

be

Kitchener’s

breeding of amphibians and reptiles)

North

stores

sell reptiles in

best to check out your city’s regu-

people.

na, herpetoculture (the

a magazine for

“will usually only offer species that are legal to own.” It’s

hobby for Whether you own a docile leopard gecko or a large iguaic

reptile

area

amphibians. These fascinating, exot-

is

your

exotic animals as well. According

$ 1 2 per visit for both cats and dogs, regardless of how many animals

and offers a student rate of visit. For cats, the fee includes scooping the kitty litter, fill-

by the owner, and dogs are seen two to three times a day. However, if the owner is leaving for

an extended period of time,

Weber and Hawkins have been known to take dogs into their homes at a charge of $30 per day. But

this is

only done

if

the pet

there are,

good with other animals and

$10 per

dren. If not, then they

ing the food dish, and

if

the cat

is

social they will stay

time with

it.

and spend some For dogs, however, it

includes feeding them, taking

them and playing with them. Most often, cats are visited once

for walks

is

chil-

recommend

boarding the animal.

do our best to accommodate what they’re used to,” she says. “Something has already changed for them with their owner gone, so we’ll just try to keep them we’ll

it,

if that’s

as comfortable as possible.”

However, Weber makes her clients aware that sometimes it’s impossible to keep the routine at the

exact time,

does have other

as

company

the

clients, but they

Owners are requested to write out specific instructions detailing the animal’s daily routine, so the

do the best they can. The company also asks clients to call in and book the service as soon as the owners are aware they will

animal’s day-to-day too disrupted.

ensure

“If

will

life

is

not

your pet has a routine then

be requiring pet

Weber

or

sitting.

This

Hawkins

is

to

is avail-

able and to allow time for a pre-

cats.

visit

with the animal and the owner.

This

visit is

done so

the animal can

get to

know Weber or Hawkins and

so the

owner can go over any and

all

instructions.

Although the company has only been officially operating since

December 2002, Weber

still has high expectations for the Cat’s

Meow. “Ideally,

have

it

it

would be great to where you

as a business

don’t need to have another job.

But right now we’re playing the wait-and-see game, and hoping to get

new

clients. But, overall.

I’m

happy with the way the business heading.”

is


Feature

SPOKE, March

— Page 17

2003

3,

Psychic helps you analyse dreams By

ANDREA SMITH

dream meanings

Some people may

not

remember

them, but everybody dreams least three to five times a night. “Unfortunately,

we

For example, alcohol or drugs a

forget almost

said

Valkos.

at

in

dream can mean an escape from

situation, being

Valkos said you will remember

are usually unique

the dreamer themselves,”

to

just that,

that are silly.

cataclysmic

of silly dreams: the simply

a

naked could mean

dreams are

Silly

dream for weeks or even years. They are usually catastrophic or the

dream

“If the

a

in nature.

friend,

it

is

of a loved one or

always a dream help you prepare for is

There are three basic categories

Dan Valkos, a psychic and teacher who gives lectures at different col-

could mean a person

accident or right as the accident

and universities, in a lecture on dreams and their meanings. Valkos suggested keeping a

There are too many symbols to name them all. Things such as

include strangers usually deal with

most

birds, babies, sex, death, colours,

a mass transportation disaster such

value,” said Valkos.

dream diary if you would like to remember your dreams. Keep a piece of paper and a pencil beside your bed and record your dreams as soon as you wake up. He also sug-

cars,

said

Joseph Valkos, also

known

as

leges

you can record the dream while it is still fresh in your mind. “My research shows that the vast majority of people who do not

remember

their

morning had a

dreams

in

the

series of very trau-

matic nightmares

when

they were a

being too

falling,

cats,

and more,

all

have different meanings.

A

is

when

you have a dream about a future event.

“(These) dreams are sort of an actual preview of an event

how

and the

will usually reflect exactly

that event is

going to unfold,”

There are two types of pre-cognidreams. Valkos calls them major pre-cog and minor pre-cog. “We may have a minor pre-cogni-

tive

dream

at least three

times in a

week, but the major pre-cognitive dreams we may only have three

dreams must be

times in a lifetime. Minor pre-cogs

were

child.

scary,

Their minds have all

scary so they are not going to recall

are usually brief

any of them,” said Valkos.

always deal

There are six types of dreams.

in

and

will almost

a trivial or

minor

event.”

For example, you

They can be symbolic, pre-cogni-

may dream

that

problem. They may also assist you understanding more about in

you are sitting in your bedroom doing your homework and the lights will flicker. Then your mother comes in and asks you if you want some cookies she just baked and you wake up. Months later you may experience the same thing happen, only in real

yourself.

life.

tive,

post-cognitive,

pre-cognitive

or post-cognitive symbolic,

silly,

or

a nightmare.

Symbolic dreams teach you or yOU understand something

help

about a present situation or past

“The best person to figure out what a dream means is you, the Symbolic dreams will use various things as metaphors to help you is,

what has happened

“Most of

the

what in

“This can be a bit unnerving but is very common,” said Valkos,

adding, “The French call this deja

dreamer,” said Valkos.

understand what

it

will be, or

your

time,

life.

symbolic

vu.

It is

is

as

train

that

nothing more than a minor

current

life

the brain

“They are subconscious drunken

A superhero silly dream is when you dream of having superhero You

are the star of the

do things that do such

to

are normally impossible to as fly,

lift

dream

something

that,

A is

post-cognitive symbolic

dream

the exact opposite of a pre-cog-

symbolic dream. will dream of symbols that deal with your past. “You will have these types of dreams if you are attempting to work out problems from your past,” nitive

You

heavy weights, or run

fast.

dreams are of an

silly

He

yourself in your sleep.

“There are three big advantages of encounter. One, there is no way you can get pregnant, two, there is no way you can pick up any diseases, and three, it will not hold up in a divorce court,” in this type

jokes Valkos. to the psychic, almost of the erotic silly dreams that are dreamt by females reach a satisfying conclusion, and only about 10 per cent of all male dreams do.

According

all

A

nightmare

meant

said Valkos.

believes that

all

pre-cognitive

punitive,

(faster).”

that is

“A

self-induced,

constructive,

are meaningful.

and you problem or find the answer

dream

a

There are four types of nightmares:

likely to for-

is

to scare you.

and post-cognitive symbol dreams

and

repetitive.

constructive nightmare

is

an

extremely upsetting dream or series of dreams that use your own dream

symbolisms

and

try to destroy

nightmares

self-induced.

are

They

we

Valkos said that punitive nightmares are dreams created by your subconscious to punish you for your sins (whatever you believe a sin is) that you feel you may have committed during the day. He said that you are really punishing yourself in your dream. “The best way to eliminate these types of dreams is to make

gered by daytime frustrations or you could be fooling around with

future.

following you,

day, or a thing or person that

are

dream have a symbol showing a glimpse of a possible future event. Valkos said these dreams might also be about somebody else’s

whatever you.

are caused by an event during the

yourself.”

pre-cognitive symbolic

that is

Self-induced

restitution

A

tell

it.

they could be just fantasies trig-

will

to face

trying to

stop, turn around,

They dreams when you remember planet.

is

For example, if you are dreaming you are running away from

called past-life recall dreams.

on another

to stop a construcis

that

explicit sexual nature. Valkos said

life

you.

to

fear.

parties.”

strength.

the

way

best

nightmare

exactly

dreams are basicalis tired and wants

said these

when

at face

The tive

a prior lifetime are

Dreams of

will be able to solve the

get them.

He

Erotic

or of a prior lifetime.

ana-

Most

to.

should be taken

part,

dream and are able

past. They are memories of what has happened in either your

not

is

in

of these types of dreams do not have any real meaning and for the

Valkos.

begin to record them immediately

and people aren't

lyzing a silly dream

the night off.

the

thumb

rule of

“With the major pre-cogs dealing with strangers, the dreams are usually repetitive, and the frustrating thing about them, is you are not exactly given enough information to do something about them,” said

Major pre-cognitive dreams are rare

“The best

ly

etc.

“If they are repeating themselves,

pre-cognitive dream.”

er.

wrecks, boats sinking,

Post-cognitive dreams are about

decided that because those dreams

young

Major pre-cognitive dreams

said Valkos.

tive

time, these

mixed togeth-

either be separate or

occur the night of the

planes crashing,

dream

pre-cognitive

dream

Most of the

will

happening.”

gossipy.

gested keeping a tape recorder in

your washroom so that when you go to the bathroom in the morning,

is

their death.

dreams

the

silly

designed to

that

silly,

nicate a point or lesson

These dreams can get progressively worse until the point finally dawns on you,” said Valkos.

and the erotic silly. The types of silly dreams can

super hero

you are self-conscious about yourself or you are feeling exposed, and dreaming about teeth

95 per cent of our dreams within the first five minutes of waking (up),”

dreams

as a

means

to

Next Meeting

commu-

-

A

for a theft

or forgive

nightmare

repetitive

is

a

nightmare that will repeat itself. “These dreams will keep repeating themselves until you finally do

something about

“We dream

it,”

said Valkos.

to sort out

our sub-

conscious memories, and to allow ourselves to learn,” he said, adding,

dreams also teach

us, give us the opportunity to relax and have our fantasies come true in our dreams. Dreams are also necessary for the minds well-being.” If you are interested in learning more about dreams, surf the Web or visit

your local

library.

“Use your dreams and utilize the dream world. It is there to assist you in this strange, bizarre and beautiful world that we live in. Pay attention to the dream part of yourself and the rest of the living will be so

much

easier,” said

Valkos

in the lecture.

March

6

calling all glbt students % Looking to meet new people

& Looking for people who you can

relate to

% Looking to talk about issues in the community Looking for a place

Then come out

to

to

express your views

meetings of

GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL TRANSGENDERED STUDENTS and see what Location: Doon

its all

about.

Campus March 6

Date: Thursday,

j4, (Photo by Andrea Smith)

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend Rhonda Connery, a graphic design student, looks at a jewelry stand by Door 4. The stand was set up by Humber Silver Jewelry.

Time: 4:30pm For more information and room location contact Jamie at 20056KL Lift cunestQg ac.nn._ca or Heather at edderm @y ahoo.com or inquire at Student Services Let us know if you are interested hut can’t make this date.

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— SPOKE, March

Page 18

3,

News

2003

The Symposium not your traditional

shop

coffee McGARRY

By SINEAD The

tapioca beads that float in the tea.

doughnut diner just isn’t cutting it anymore. Coffee shops are evolving, and now offer customers exotic entrees, desserts and specialty

The Symposium, located on 2 King St. in Waterloo, has drinks.

been “redefining the cafe experience since 1996” and the packed cafe is proof that this new era of

and drinks is in high demand. As I walked into the cafe the aroma of fresh pies baking in the oven and Irish cream coffee filled the air. Over-sized couches and loungers offer customers the comfort they want, whether coffee

enjoying a roast beef meal, or a

Whether you are meeting friends or on a first

quick herbal just

Steamers also offer an alternative to the average cup of coffee. Steamed milk is mixed with

local

tea.

date, the original

concept of

this

cafe offers a relaxed atmosphere.

amaretto,

hazelnut,

cream

Irish

vanilla

or

for that extra bit of

flavour.

The main course menu included polio, grilled gourmet sandwiches and gourmet wraps. I Ravioli

chose the sesame thai chicken salad. For $6.45 I enjoyed delicious pieces of chicken, peppers,

almonds, and shredded carrots in

sesame dressing with organic green lettuce. My guest chose the cheese and spinach lasagna which

combined spinach, ricotta, romano and Parmesan cheese and was coated with a zesty tomato sauce shells.

homemade

over

The main

entree

pasta

came with

bread and cost $7.50.

Choosing dessert is where problems arose. Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs. Cakes were enclosed in glass where onlookers stared as their

The interior showcases prints by Raphael and the Renaissance period. The School of Athens painting which is the centerpiece

mouths

in the cafe, depicts

described the nine different cakes

a gathering of

philosophers exchanging ideas at a dinner table which is what cus-

tomers do

when

visiting.

“The

attention to detail along our visual enhancements

with

have

been

extremely well received, keeping us on the leading edge of restaurants and cafes,” says the site.

This

is

Symposium Web

definitely an upscale

coffee shop with affordable prices for students.

After realizing that

cafe

this

wasn’t the usual coffee and cake

had a hard time deciding what to choose from the menu. My roommate and I were escorted to one of the large couches and were given a glass of water to outlet, I

before ordering.

start

The eyes.

specialty drinks caught our I

in detail

topped with whipping cream and my companion ordered a Moccachino. Bubble tea is also a favourite of many customers, who you can choose from strawberry-, kiwi- or honeydew-flavoured

we contemplated for

few minutes. Choosing between a mixed fruit cheesecake, the truffle royal, triple berry fruit pie, and chocolate mouse cake was difficult. So, instead, I chose two crepes. The first was covered with vanilla ice cream and strawberries and the second had chocolate ice cream and bananas. Both were covered with chocolate syrup and whipping cream. I had about three bites and stopped; that was all I needed to satisfy my sugar craving.

The New York-style fudge brownie cheesecake was my guest’s choice. The huge slab of cheesecake was

By KATE

D.

VANDEVEN

She thinks soccer numbers increasing because

If you like playing sports, but hate playing competitively, than intramurals are just the activity for you.

hockey,

Ball

flag

especially

was enjoyable, since we left with two cafe

doggy bags full of crepes and brownie cheesecake. With 10 cafes across Ontario, search for

closest one to you, www.symposiumcafe.com.

the

at

is

RECREATION

of students with different ethnic backgrounds.

some intramural

However, Ford said decreasing numbers are not a problem because

lege’s recreation centre.

they have a lot of students

volleyball are just

Intramurals begin in September

MONDAY

TUESDAY

When

with outdoor sports such as co-ed

asked about the double

and flag football. These end during the winter months, when co-ed volleyball,

cohort, Ford thinks

basketball, ball hockey, non-contact

rals too

numbers

doesn’t think

it

will effect intramu-

much. She hopes in the future to come up with a way to expand intramurals to allow more teams to play

March and played four days a

week.

because she said she hates having

Marlene Ford, athletic director, said numbers in the past couple of years have been increasing for soc-

to turn

cer,

teams away, which usually happens with hockey teams. Ford would also like to see the

number of

but decreasing for basketball.

She

said she does not have a rea-

why

son

basketball

numbers

murals,

participants for intra-

particularly

and

volleyball

are

dropping.

basketball,

flag

football,

Cardto Knockout/5'30 pm-6:20 pm

;

(Photo by Kate D. Vandeven)

Intramural ball hockey

am

Public Skating/1 1 .00 am-l2:50

Stability

BaB/12:10 pm-12:50

pm

pm

Aerobics/?;00 am-7:50

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APRIL

17th,

am

Yoga/12: 10 pm-12:50

RECREATION

SATURDAY

am

Shinny Hockey/1 1 :00 am-12:50

pm

COLLEGE ATHLETICS &

FRIDAY

Step Aerobics/7:00 am-7:50

pm

CONESTOGA

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THURSDAY

Shinny Hockey/1 1 :00 am- 12:50

Yoga/12:10 pm-12:50

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pm

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pm-5:20

pm

Boot Camp/S:30 pm-6:20

pm

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pm

Latin Dance/6,-30

Karate/7:30 pm-8:30

pm

Seif Defence/8:30 pm-9:30

Body Blast/4:30 pm-5.20 Stability 8alt/5:30

pm

pm-6:20

Kickboxing/6:30 pm-7:20

Yoga/7:30 pm-8:30

Stabiitiy Ball/4:30

pm

pm

Shinny Hockey/1 1:00 am-12:50

pm

pm

pm

pm-5:20 pm

Tai Chi/10:30 am-1l:50

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pm

Dance/7:30 pm-8:30

pm

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pm-120 pm

pm

Self Defence/6:30 pm-7:20

Latin

Yoga/9:00 am- 10:20

pm

Kickboxing/5:30 pm-6:20

is

Monday and Wednesday in the gym at the played every rec centre.

increase.

;

& Tone/4:30 pm-5:20 pm

Yoga/7:30 pm-8;30

will

increase for each sport, but she

All intramurals end in

WEDNESDAY

Step Aerobics/7:00 am-7:50

Kicktx)xing/6:30 pm-7:20

who

play intramural sports.

slo-pitch

FITNESS SCHEDULE - JANUARY

Step

are

a world-

sports that are offered at the col-

until then, are

Overall, our experience at the

it

DROP BY THE RECREATION CENTRE TODAY AND TAKE PART IN A HEALTHY LIFE STYLE

pm

students to

wide sport. Conestoga also has a wide range

and

football

chocolate lover.

COLLEGE

pm

for

exercise for students

hockey, and indoor soccer begin.

ATHLETICS &

Yoga/12:10 pm-l2:S0

way

Intramurals offer fun and

covered with fudge, brownies and chocolate sauce, perfect for a

CONESTOGA

Shinny Hockey/1 1:00 am-12;50

a great

a

Symposium

ordered the hot chocolate

is

The waitress

salivated.

while

(Photo by Kate D. Vandeven)

hockey, along with other intramural sports offered at the college, get exercise, meet people and let off some steam. Ball

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3,

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— SPOKE, March

3,

2003

CSI Events for March 2003 Enjoy Free Pleasure and other

awesome

ON E S T O STUDENTS C

festivities

provided by your student

.

G A INC.

association! March 4

March 3

CSI Elections in Sanctuary (11:30

-

1:30)

CSI Elections in Sanctuary (11:30

March 5

-

1:30)

X-Box Campus Invasion in

March 10

the Sanctuary

March

CSI Elections in Sanctuary (11:30

-

Ryan

X-Box Campus Invasion

CSI Pub Crawl

the Sanctuary

(tickets

in

March 13

Belleville

$10)

Mardi Gras Blast the Sanctuary (Doors open at 9pm)

the Sanctuary

March 12

11

January 3

in

1:30)

X-Box Campus Invasion in

March 6

March 14

Comedy

i

in

the Sanctuary

(11:3a)

St. Patrick’s

to

Twisted Tuesday

St. Patrick’s

to

March 18

March 19

Russel Peters the Sanctuary

Day Salute

Guinness and

Bailey’s

Twisted Tuesdays

March 24

March 25

the

-

1

:00)

March 20

Comedy

March 21

in

Tony Lee XXX Hypnotist and Gavin Stephens

(11:30)

the Sanctuary (Doors open at 9pm)

in

Sanctuary (9:00

March 17

Day Salute

Green Beer

Comedy

in

in

the Sanctuary

(Doors open

March 26

at

7pm)

March 27

March 28

Steve Patterson Comedy in the Sanctuary (11:30)

Twisted Tuesdays

March 31

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Boards

for

more

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