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Student sets his

NDP proposes

tuition fee changes Party plans to reduce the amount of

sights on Canada Conestoga student Carey Ruby plans to

money students pay towards

walk across the country with his

Mardi Gras at their latest

Monday, March

17,

comes

Conestoga

to

CSI sees the biggest turnout

Seeing Eye dog.

2003

education.

of the

year

student bash.

Conestoga College, Kitchener

34th Year

— No.

10

College not flooded with applications By TORI SUTTON

should be told they need more advanced math ahead of time.

Conestoga College has not received the flood of applications expected for September 2003 programs.

At the March 10 college council President John Tibbits

they apply.”

Applications

to

said the college has not gotten as many applications as anticipated.

oversubscribed

arts

“I’m a little surprised by it,” said Tibbits. “But it’s still early and will

programs do not require math pre-

goes on.” Although the number of applications received is lower than what the college expected, Tibbits said applications to Conestoga have still gone up 40 per cent over the past

Nancy Hamacher, a graphic design teacher, sits with her “students.” The first-year graphic design student assignment was to create a look-alike of themselves. Hamacher said the intention of the project was to use the cut-outs as stand-ins for students who were absent from class.

Online

OSAP now easier

Application process for financial aid By DIANA O’NEILL The new online process of

the

Assistance Program (OSAP) will soon be similar to one-stop shopping. Financial aid administrator Paul

Student

Ontario

Matresky said the Web site will be revamped and ready for students sometime between mid-March and early April.

Nothing

will

be changing policy-

made

There will also be an option to have correspondence done via email, which, as Matresky said, is really useful during the peak summer months. This means students won’t have to wait by their mailbox for updates concerning their loans, because they will receive a quick response in their e-mail inbox. “There will be a no-paper option for the students to check off,” he said, adding, “So, overall, it will be

wise and the selection process will remain the same as well. Students

less

will just notice the changes made

all

paper and quicker service for which is what we’re

the students,

about.”

the online application process

to

itself.

“Students will definitely notice the differences,’’ he said, adding, will be more interactive and have capabilities that weren’t there “It

The new

before.”

One major change

students will

online system has been

undergoing testing since December and now the education ministry is

student-friendly

for

them and the

“On

students.

our end, there will be more reporting capabilities, which means we’ll see the changes on the applications, plus we’ll be able to pick up on any errors that were made, much faster,” he said.

There will be more edits built into the system; so, for example, if something doesn’t look right or add up, the screen will tell the students so they can self-edit. Matresky encourages returning students to apply using the new system as soon as possible. The OSAP application has been available online for four years now. Ninety per cent of students apply online and approximately 50 per students cent of Conestoga receive OSAP. However, the double cohort is expected to bring

more similar to email accounts, where they would

looking closely

ment has also consulted extensively

answer questions such as mother’s maiden name, or pet’s name.

with the Ontario Association of

with,"

is

process.

an easier password retrieval It

will be

Previously,

when

students

lost

Student

at

it.

The govern-

Aid

Financial

Administrators to

make

sure the sys-

be mailed

tem works well for students. "Of course the government has rules, regulations and constraints, but I

students will sim-

think the students will reap the ben-

ply be able to access the system

Matresky, adding, “The

their signature

consent forms, they

would have to wait weeks for the paper out again.

and

“Now

print off a

three to four to

copy of the form,”

said Matresky.

change will be more help screens. “There are parts of the appli-

mostly involving the terms used." said Matresky. If students have any problems, they

cation

will

the

process,

be able to click and find out meanings or answers much

faster

government if

Another useful

some confusing

efits," said

and easier than previously.

there

is

will

be

fairly receptive

a problem."

ees

at

the

financial

aid

office

underwent training for the new processing system. Matresky said he liked what he saw and is fairly excited to see the

will

new process

roll

Their side of the system will be completely revamped resulting in a quicker turnaround

he said, adding, “And

make

it

it

easier for us to detect

any errors immediately, leaving the returning students at the head of the line.”

Matresky says students should

OSAP

question things about the

process

if

they are confused.

said the financial aid office to

During Reading Week, employ-

four years, surpassing the average figures for the college system. Last year, first-year enrolment at the college grew almost 12 per cent. Because of the implementation of the four new applied degree programs and the double cohort, the school was anticipating an even higher increase in the number of first-year students arriving at

Conestoga

this fall.

Council members said applications may not be pouring into the expected quantities school in because of the tough admission policies the college has in place for pro-

grams requiring math

expected levels.

prerequisites.

is

He

there

help and encourages applicants

to visit them.

The quicker

the sys-

requisites.

said, adding,

Matresky

“They have streamshould flow

out.

lined the process so

it

also

more

making

ier all

logically now.

around."

it

eas-

gram

starting in the fall,

listed in the college

was not

guide as being

finalized. Rather, the

program was

waiting for approval, something that may have deterred

listed

as

students from applying.

we had 500 applicanew advertising pro-

“Last year tions for our

gram,” said Tibbits. “This year we’ve only had 180 applications for public

relations, most likely listing in the guide.”

because of its

Despite the slowdown of applicaTibbits said the amount of applications to the nursing degree tions,

program has doubled and Conestoga is considering discussing program with McMaster enrolment University. Conestoga would like to bump up the number of students admitted to 2004 levels instead of the expected 2003 intake. McMaster

Conestoga’s business programs require completion of more difficult

successfully complete the four-year

math courses

for admittance.

three other colleges in Ontario have

math admission standards

as high as

nursing degree program, granting

Increasing the intake of other is also a possibility but it

programs is

only feasible to boost the num-

bers in a few programs

president of Olinski, Jon Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI),

said Tibbits.

told council high school students

courses will be cancelled.

determine

It is still

if

any

at

a time,

too early to

programs

election results

By LAURIE VANDENHOFF

who

program.

those at Conestoga.

CSI

is

with Conestoga in their

baccalaureate degrees to those

Only

or

in

Albasel for vice-president of academics.

Conestoga Students. Incorporated has a

An

new

executive for 2003-04.

was held March3-5, names of the winners weren't released until March 12 due to an appeal by the current vice-president election

but the

Also acclaimed was Carie Laycock for vice-president of communications. Originally Laycock Abboud. Nizar against ran However, Abboud was disqualified he failed to produce an offifrom the college. The CSI decided on Abboud’s dis-

after

of communications, Jeff Stemmier. Ethan Miller won the vice-president position with the most votes

cial transcript

over Stemmier. But Stemmier claimed Miller broke some of the rules of the CSI and the election. However. Stemmier dropped his

input because he

appeal

Wednesday

afternoon,

chief returning officer, to release

students),”

new

partners

allowing Sele Agbonaye, CSI’s

(the

Tibbits also pointed out a

program, the public relations pro-

University, located in Hamilton,

tem gets up and running, the quick-

them

college’s

going on to college instead of university may have taken college preparation math. However, many of

er they can assist students.

“There are definite benefits for

the

programs are at Nearly all the arts

Students in high school planning on

those numbers up marginally said

Matresky. “An advantage, if students apply soon, is that they can get the application process over

notice

math prerequi-

asked Olinski. “Students need to know about this before

continue to be evaluated as time

Seeing double

for us to get the

the

sites?

meeting,

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

way

“Is there a

word out about

the

names of

the winners.

Confirmed early on

was CSI's

in the election

current vice-president of

academics Justin Falconer, who was acclaimed as CSI president. Vanya Misic won over Maher

qualification

the time.

Abboud

without Agbonaye’s

was unavailable

at

However. Agbonaye told he could appeal since

Agbonaye was not there when the decision was made and a byelection would be held once the transcript was available. Agbonaye said Abboud declined the offer. Since most CSI positions in the acclaimed. have been past Agbonaye said he was pleased with the 236 students who voted. There were

five spoiled ballots.


News

tuition fees

reduce

NDP plans to

with the “education friendly” platform the party has taken. “From the provincial lobbying

B y CARLA SANDHAM

New

The

Democratic Party

group standpoint,

is

we

are support-

appealing to Ontario students in preparation for the expected spring

ive of their platform as they

provincial election. College and university students

tions year.”

To accomplish these promises

face tuition increases each year, but Howard Hampton, leader of the

New

Democratic

Party

Lajoie said

it is

a matter of proper-

ly re-allocating funds.

(NDP),

“There

not a huge shortage of “it’s just spent in

plans to reduce the fee by 10 per could cent. And such a reduction

money,” he said,

save each Conestoga student about

other places.”

$180 yearly. “The party

pledges to will address the criti-

their election platform are to provide affordable day care for stu-

some programs,

the

Pam

students

party also wants to introduce a better system for student loans. This

would include better access to student financial assistance by provid-

business and medical schools. Wolf added they hope to ensure is

in

New

will

not only immediately freeze and cut tuition, but re-regulate it at law,

no student

Democratic Party candidate, said there platform called Public Power. election party’s the

Wolfe, Cambridge’s

ing upfront needs-based grants and expanding the number of students

denied post-second-

ary education for financial reasons. “I don’t feel only rich kids should

who

qualify for assistance.

Lajoie said the area has a lot of great schools and students should not have to go in debt to attend

be doctors and lawyers,” she said. KitchenerLajoie, Dan shared candidate, Waterloo’s said, and opinion Wolf’s “Education should not be a privi-

them. “Students don’t get a chance to get ahead for 10 to 15 years after graduating because of huge student

lege, but a right for everyone.”

Besides slashing tuition costs, the

loans,” he said, adding he

wife are

still

and

his

on social assistance or the Ontario Disability Support program to apply for student aid.

NDP

also promised to inject additional money into college and

university systems, which Jon Olinski, president of both the CSI and College Student Alliance, said

have been short-changed for years.

and

for colleges

also

parents

and

money and

are

more expensive

to

students,” said Wolf.

“From or

trying to catch up.

Duff said the proposed financial assistance program would also allow part-time students and those

The

is

good news

are

eliminate private universities. “Private universities drain public

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

New Democrats

form the next government they

who

dents

which include optometry, computer science and engineering. Pam Wolf, Cambridge NDP canif

money.

will put its

said

will raise tuition 15 per

didate, said

it

NDP a top

with now. it needs to be dealt New the measures Other Democrats have committed to in

Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in a recent press release. The announcement came soon after the University of Waterloo cent this year for

He added the make education

Lajoie said education is a major issue especially with the reality of the double cohort. Wolf agreed and

said Joel Duff, chairperson of the

it

is

where

priority

areas in which students have been sounding the alarm for years,

cal

revealed

have

many of our recommendathat we have released this

taken

CSA)

point of view

we

The Liberals also addressed the issue of private education in their

(CSI

either organization’s

agree

colleges in Ontario are the worst

election platform

by the government Canada on a per student basis,” he

more money

in

funded

and vowed

to put

into the public sector.

each Ontario party paid spe-

And

cial attention to education in their

said.

to

needed dollars

at

greatest

the

improving post-secondary educa-

the

least

NDP has shown commitment in

platforms, but the

Wolf agreed and said they would immediately increase these muchnational average. “If colleges are not funded properly by the government they turn to

tion.

the students for money,” she added. is pleased Olinski said the

cially

“The government needs to stop making parents and children finan-

CSA

responsible for education,”

said Lajoie.

Grad packs may mean higher graduation fees By AIMEE WILSON

demics. The CSI board of directors is still working out many issues such as a reasonable graduation

The college may soon have a new graduation tradition.

pending on whether Students Conestoga

A decision

fee.

is

not Incorporated (CSI) will put together graduation packages. If the deci-

or

sion

is

made

students

to start this tradition,

may have

to

vice-president of aca-

Falconer,

pay a higher

how

successful

graduation

which

is

their biggest fundraiser.

and what students expect when they graduate.

association.

included

One

in

be,

what

will

be

the graduation packs

By

about

proposal was for an 18-by

wooden

frame,

24-inch

would include a five-by-seven picture of the graduate, a class composite and a liripipe. CSI was unhappy with the first quote and is

“We were

stepping

on

worried said

toes,”

Falconer. Discussions between

which

Currently, first-year students pay a one-time fee of $34.60 to help “It’s a delicate issue,” said Justin

alumni association has been selling diploma frames at convocation, creating graduation packages, the diploma frames would be purchased by the CSI from the alumni

packages would

graduation fee.

offset the cost of convocation.

investigating other options. For the past eight to 10 years, the

CSI

and the alumni association began in November 2002. “They've really preceded to look

at all sides,” said

Monica Himmelman, alumni

serv-

n-ri or iic ices officer. “They’ve included us every step of the way and listened

on

their

A

own.

survey was distributed by Riz

to what we had to say.” At the beginning of the discussions, Himmelman wanted to make sure all the pros and cons were

Jamal for the CSI to 450 full-time students at Conestoga College in The first, second and third years.

looked at before a final decision was made. “As my role as CSI liai-

majority of the students said they wanted some sort of graduation

son,

feel it’s

I

my

responsibility to

do something.” At each convocation, 30 volunteers from alumni association come to sell the frames and help assemble them when purchased. “We have a huge presence (at convocation),” said

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SPOKE, March

The Big Easy’ comes

to the Sanctuarv J

By JASON NOE

es

began on Bourbon Street and made its way to the Sanctuary at Conestoga College. It

variety

FM, at

until the

The CSI

“This

Brick

over the

end of the celebration to

a great turnout and peocoming, said CSI events programmer Jody Andruszkiewicz. "There hasn’t been a turnout like is

and gold.

The doors opened

9 p.m. and students were given sets of free beads once they arrived. at

Xbox tour By J ASON

Morrison.

If you like playing Xbox, then the Conestoga College Sanctuary was

the place to be during the first

week

of March.

The Xbox Campus Invasion Tour rolled into the Sanctuary with three

multi-player stations for students to try-

Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) brought the tour lege

provide

to

something fun

to'

ski

Jody

women

group of bikini-clad women competing against each other on a beach. It is one of Xbox’s newest releases and is currently the most popular game in Canada. “When we brought the game out today, it was funny to see all the guys crowding around to see it,” said Burroughs. “We usually get more guys playing these games than girls on the invasion tours.”

The

first

over

they want to play a certain

in this past October,

only five or six

people came out to play. The next

more students

come

will

to

Once the doors opened, people continued to pour into the Sanctuary and by midnight there

“I

would

like to see

more Xbox

Xbox had

to offer

Extreme Volleyball. basketball,

would

at

don’t have

much

better,

packed with students playing the games.

“The Xbox

the college because they are

homework,” said robotautomotive student Mike ics Metcalf. “It would be really cool to even have it played on the big

better than

screen in the Sanctuary.”

The CSI

is

already planning on

bringing back the

Xbox

stations

several times next school year.

“We would next

at

like to see

year’s

pond

it

outside

party

in

September,” said Andruszkiewicz. possibly be at several of our

the

reaction

to

all

three only

“I

would

like to see

them

at

more

events,” said civil engineering stu-

game. Play

take about 20 minutes to be wired

video

properly.

offer

On

the

Wednesday

afternoon. 12

does,

Station,

the

other

large

game company, does not the kind of tour that Xbox

Three Conestoga College

ing technology program at the

Guelph campus have each been awarded a Canadian Welding Bureau Gooderham Bursary. Murray Brown, Curtis Geerlinks and Mike Willman each won a $2,000 bursary which will be presented at a Canadian Welding Association meeting in Toronto on April 16. The bureau awards just five bur-

controllers waiting for a turn.

they

“The Xbox people are great to deal with, and the main thing is that

Xbox

the students like the product." said

needed any assistance, the events team was there to answer any questions they might at

all

with these tours," said Burroughs.

DOA

it.”

Andruszkiewicz.

The Xbox

“We’ve had no problems “Everyone knows

to take turns if

dents

welding students across

and

students need

toga,

a luau, and another Mardi Gras-theme party.” At the end of the night the draw for the free Montreal trip tickets was held, and the winner was Conestoga College residence adviser Holly Bietz.

tour will not return to

Conestoga College anymore this school year, but judging by the turnout over the last couple appearances. the

games

will be popular

with students next year.

Madsen

said

the students

were

required to write a 2,000-

word paper

as part of the applica-

tion.

Career objectives had to be outlined in the application.

Geerlinks graduated from the apprentice program in 1987 and

worked

in

B.C. for several years

before returning to take the current program.

Brown

currently works with a custom fabricator and Willman has been involved with a research project at Ontario Power local

Generation.

Madsen

said these awards will

bursaries are given to stu-

certainly lead to potential career

who

opportunities in the future.

are in their final year

of technology studies.

Program co-ordinator Karsten

“We

are all very

proud of the

three winners,” he said.

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confident in Xbox’s product.

stu-

dents from the welding engineer-

and Andruszkiewicz feels

students were gathered around the If

more

like the

Andruszkiewicz. “But we’re most likely going to have a Halloween, a

first

The

great.”

songs that come with the original are easy to set up in

I still

By SARAH Mc GOLDRICK

Canada.

was and the Xbox area was for this

like to see a little

mid-terms tomorrow.” "We’re planning on having less of the theme parties next year,” said

student

saries to

The turnout

who would have come

tonight, but they are studying for

Bursaries awarded to welding students

the college,” said civil engineering

Saman Ajamzadeh. “They many games, but the graphics are much smoother.” “It’s a great way to kill time, and

to drink

theme,” said marketing student Steve Robinson. Despite the bigger turnout, the CSI knows that it needs to improve on some areas for next year’s bash-

them has been

January.

we're here to help

a

“I

variety in beer, but

“It will

hockey, football, and auto racing.

Extreme Volley involves

door if they wanted any alcohol.

events next year as well because

past

More

also instructed to purchase tickets

post-Super Bowl party

this

6.

at the

time they arrived was during the

have had.

type of game.”

DOA

can only turnout and hopeful-

the school to give the students a lot

events team. “Our job

Combat Evolved,

“We

contests,

also to walk around and ask stu-

Halo:

school year.

this

the Sanctuary, and

included

said

them.”

time the consoles arrived

cost,

games that stuThe tour, which has

that

year,”

and

who have

offer

ly

next

Xbox’s graphics and they’re good for storing your songs on the hard drive if you want.” The Xbox system allows the user to download songs into the memory, and play them instead of the

a

been going on since last year, promotes the quality of the video game's graphics. "We try to make sure everyone takes turns,” said Andra Burroughs

The games

Andruszkiewicz.

party

March

were almost 200 people dancing and playing pool. Students were

Conestoga College

dents can play.

if

bare

are going to try and run this

build off this

more variety.” The stations

dents

theme

There were no shirts taken off in the Sanctuary, and the beads were only handed out as souvenirs. Participants were also treated to free pool all night long, and the

take requests for

Xbox

the hopes

breasts for them.

Condor,

low low maintenance, and give a high return on activities,” said Andruszkiewicz. “It is also this great free thing we can bring into

is

such as beat the professional, and

is

“We

the Sanctuary on

“It would be good if they had these parties on the weekends or on Fridays,” said marketing student Meghal Desai. “I know a lot of

people

stopped by to try out his dance moves with students.

give their

The

mascot.

dent Jeremy Meiers. “I really like

to colleges, universities,

of the

in

will

school

(Photo by Jason Noe) in

stations are great for

this

tour travels throughout

They

sometimes

beads

their

the

New

in

to the college

programmer

resorts.

that

festival

from

The consoles

Ontario promoting the gaming sys-

tem

men

Orleans,

women

real

This was the third time the CSI

arcade for a couple days,” said CSI

The Xbox

During the

brought the popular gaming system

after returning

Andruszkiewicz. “But treat for our students, been really supportive.”

keeping with the theme the beads were in the official colours.

with

were set up beginning on Tuesday morning, and the games ran until Thursday afternoon. It was free for all students, and featured all the latest games that Xbox had to offer. “It may take away from our events

In

the col-

students

their spring break.

Students and the college mascot dance at the Mardi Gras held than 150 students attended the CSI event.

hits

NOE

Another thing the CSI is planning do is have a few less theme par-

are coming out, said computerprogramming student Bonnie

real

official colours are purple, green,

changed,”

next year for students. think a lot of students are sick of theme parties, but more people

es.”

determine the date of Easter. Mardi Gras is always 47 days before Easter Sunday, and the

on campus.

not a bad beer, and their

I

September, and it’s a lot better than our previous four bash-

to

is

ties

this since

church

believes in the quali-

original image hasn’t said Andruszkiewicz.

CJIQ

Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in 1699. Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and is celebrated on that day of the week. The date can fall between Feb. 3 and March 9 depending on the lunar calendar, used by the Catholic

still

their alcohol at parties

ple keep

The

said

Brick beer, but they just want to give students a little more choice in

a.m.

1

beer,”

ty ol

a tree trip to Montreal, and free Toronto Raptors tickets. The party

88.3

in

in

more

beer for the same price as a normal

Almost 200 people attended the party, which saw the CSI give away

live

variety

definitely need

bottle of beer?”

(CSI).

station

we

Andruszkiewicz. “Although, where else can you get a 16 oz bottle of

March 6, which was a relief to Conestoga Students Incorporated

radio

the Sanctuary.

liquor, but

The Mardi Gras bash had one of

college

in

“We have enough

the biggest turnouts of the year on

was also broadcast

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Guinness needs luck of the Irish St. Patrick’s

Day

upon us again.

is

glass to

the world lift a Every March 17 millions of people around mark the occasion. ^ patron saint of Ireland, Today marks the spirit of St. Patrick, the island.

who is credited with bringing Christianity to the known as St. He died on March 17 in AD 461 and that has been originally a Catholic holy day, St. Patrick’s Day ever since. Though of a generic day of celebration. Patrick’s Day has evolved into more but observed as a religious occasion in Ireland, it is a although Canada, in here status same it does not have the Labrador. provincial holiday in Newfoundland and is one of the largest in North Parade Day Patrick’s St. Toronto The

This holiday

is still

America. It

organiza1988 and the parade has grown to include 100 floats, 14 30 marchers, 2,000 associations, 32 Irish county leprechauns and talking as well as a collection of wolfhounds,

began

tions,

bands

in

shamrocks. necessary,

However, some organizations think an official holiday is such as Guinness Brewery. official Guinness has formed the Guinness Party of Canada, an 17 recogMarch have to site Web their on votes taking party, and is nized as a national holiday.

One has

wonder

to

if

the Irish

company

is

doing

this to

promote

its

promotional stunt to sell cultural heritage in other countries or as a

more

beer.

After

Guinness

all,

is

the favoured brand

on

St. Patrick’s

Day. Over

one million pints are consumed in Canada alone. to have the At the time of publication, 74,648 people voted yes no. voted day recognized as a national holiday and only 3,896

Oddly enough, these people on their drinking preferences.

them

and had more reasons as

cultural heritage

holiday.

of tabloids,

it’s

important for Canadians to honour the saint, the party

Guinness Party of Canada wants to be taken seriously in country, it’s going to need the luck of the Irish to maintain its

If the

this

party status unless significant changes are

made regarding

its pri-

orities.

True, Canadians

like beer.

their leaders not to

and

Last

summer

like education, health care

But they also

be financed chiefly by major breweries.

is

the only

summer month without

a

long weekend.

So,

will probably

when

in the

be true with the efforts of Guinness.

celebrating St. Patrick’s Day,

Patrick and what he stood

Also,

one

end nothing was accomplished. The

remember

remember

the efforts of St.

trying to take prime-

new levels. According to CBS, Clinton and former U.S. senator Bob Dole

ing the 1996 election, in which Clinton beat Dole to serve a sec-

that while

Clinton also planned to host his own talk show, while Dole has

you are

at

work

or school today, every-

in Ireland is in church.

The partying doesn’t start until after. May you live as long as you want, and never want

as long as

you

live.

on

trash television.

She should

use her power and celebrity even

a mockery of this important by displaying himself on silly

further to raise more awareness and money for important issues. It’s

sad to see a

much

woman

ering herself on network television, just to

make

money by

extra

pro-

moting Weight Watchers.

themselves against an unprofessional backdrop, everyone loses.

and Royal Canadian Air Farce. Usually, people in politics and

This sudden surge of people abusing and mocking their former or current positions is not only

power appear on

isolated to the U.S. On a recent episode of the View, a show host-

However, it is wrong for them to appear on these shows to further

women who

dis-

Canadian

political leaders

also appeared

on

including This

have

comedies,

satirical

Hour has 22 Minutes

television to

bring attention to themselves for a political campaign or proposal.

own agendas. Fame and celebrity

their

are powerful

Viagara and another that spon-

cuss politics, sex and television in a satirical way, Duchess of York

tools that should not

sored Pepsi.

Sarah Ferguson was a special

These are

guest host.

should cherish and

good and prosperity of

leadership and wisdom. Former

The duchess, who was divorced from Prince Andrew in 1996 and

president Clinton, however, has

banished from the royal family

selfishness.

The title of president is one that should symbolize strength, power,

with so

prestige and importance low-

Americans and the rest of the world look up to presidents for their guidance and strength and when they thrust

ed by a group of

commercials,

including one that endorsed

for.

self

political leaders.

have agreed to appear on 10 episodes of 60 Minutes to debate political issues. The two men were

in several

Opinion

This disrespect for superior positions is an unpatriotic and unjust action on the part of these former

time television to

appeared

The duchess should continue participating in these humanitarian efforts, rather than exploiting her-

debate shows.

ond term.

Support was great but

same

title

presidential candidate rivals dur-

a major Canadian brewery tried to implement a

national holiday in June, as that

is

with weight

Langlois

made

would probably have better luck getting March 17 deemed a national

why

Denis

number of peo-

backdrop of tabloid TV.

women

issues.

ple bearing these important titles have plastered themselves against the non-serious and often insulting

Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, a face that has been spread and pasted across hundreds

to

and helped

and prime minister.

another holiday during Lent. Is Easter not enough?

was richer with

millions of dollars for charities

dent, senator, secretary of state

Recently, a high

good

for

after a suspected affair, has raised

for such political titles as presi-

Someone with a curious nature would wonder if St. Patrick would approve of a company specializing in selling alcohol pushing to have

If the site

use fame

Flicking through television channels could dampen your respect

holi-

also took part in a survey grilling

Politicians should

go

to waste.

attributes that people utilize for the

rather than for their

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own

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College By TORI SUTTON

However, setting up the system is complicated and may require changes to the way faculty and

A new

project under consideration by the college would allow

students

view

to

administration process grades.

marks

Richard Gibson, head of informa-

system would be developed

tion technology (IT) functions for the college, said there are resource

their

online.

A

would enable students

that

on

News put students’

to the college

their grades

Web site

to log

issues

stopping the college from jumping into an online grade system.

and view

as soon as they arc

processed. This would

dents could

obtain

mean

their

would take about two and a months of programming ,” said Gibson at the March 10 college

stu-

“It

results

immediately rather than waiting for a mailed copy of their marks.

Many

“We have

council meeting.

other colleges in Ontario,

we have

sure

such as Fanshawe College in London, have already implement-

and courses

to

make

the right programs

up with the marks, make sure the (program) co-ordinators have the proper tools and know what procedure changes we will have to make to our system as it is now.”

ed a similar system, some allowing students to view not only final grades but mid-term marks as well.

Faulty

-

hall

set

fire

system enables

fire

was

dis-

alarm sounds the Kitchener

pinpoints

fire

automatically noti-

An emergency

fied.

panel

still in

A

As

more than 60 days

is

in the fall

When

a

drill

department

is

not notified.

these

occurs the

when

the weather

mid-term and

The

currently

(Web) services for

stu-

college expects to continue

working on the intranet over the next few months, said Gibson.

Web

internal college

Web

some of their salary while away. To be eligible for this the staff

currently consider-

is

staff

amount of money

“We’re hoping

$300

to

upgrade

member must have

their

to offer

more than new

for teachers to pursue

college council meeting.

encourage

to

staff to

up

their salary, a

70 per cent of away on

their usual salary while

master’s degrees and doctorates,” cost of education is also being taken into considera-

can file for professional development leave and collect

hallways automati-

and

them from spreading. However, the doors remain

is

constantly looking at

to

you don’t smell smoke or see flames, the safest thing to do

Even

unlocked to let people through. Hunter says that the emergency

sabbatical. Courses must have some sort of relevance to the person’s position in order to receive compensation for the cost.

As

well, professional

reimbursement those

is

development

not available for

who fail to complete the course

they are taking.

The college plans issue

skills

further

to

when

examine the next year’s

budget comes under review.

is

From the Sanctuary Picture this scenario Its

4pm

if

you

on a Sunday night

Like

will

for a moment.

in late

in

the next three

may simply forego the exams

for

to hit the books for an

now and

plop yourself

watch the latest episode of Undergrads or vegetate for hours and delve underlying factor behind either decision

How we

deal with

it

is

all

down

in

night

into the

simply the nasty word that pops up

depends on a number of personal factors, but the reality

cram session. On the

front of the television and

world of video games. The

now and

is

that

it

again called stress.

has to be dealt with

if

eventually.

Now that exam

to exit the building.”

is

time

that

is

upon us, this nasty

exams can be

it

depend

little

stressful. In

What

on the results of this one test.

treating diabetes both

CDA funding makes

February. You have four midterm exams coming up

most students, you may buckle down and decide

other hand, you

simple fact

isn't

The issue of stress, although seemingly

word creeps

into the lives of

some cases, upwards

of

40

almost every student. The

percent of

final

grades can rest

stressful about this?

difficult to

manage, can be handled by each and every one out

there.

possible.”

Through a combination of planning, time management

skills

and relaxation,

this little thing called stress can

Daniel Drucker, research scientist

become more manageable. HELP

First things first.

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RECOGNIZE THE

six

after nine years of

seniority, collecting

The soaring

Currently, those upgrading their

least

which increases each year

and levels out

complete

money. However, since the introduction

55 per cent of

to

figure

“We want

gible for professional development

at

years seniority at the college. After six years, staff can collect

^degrees,” said John Tibbits, president of the college, at the March 10

amount equalling

Currently, an

many choose

education.

days, and you haven't cracked open the books yet. What do you do?

improve the system and update equipment. He would also like to remind students, “if you hear an alarm, treat each one like an emergency.

ways

stop

Dr.

viding

for assistance. is

(Conestoga's

dents.”

of the college’s new applied degree it is expected even more

grants.

bitterly

times are avoided.

Hunter

to the exits. In addition, the blue

on research.

working on an

mind when schedThey try to

more temperate and not

exam

and

3444

this

drills.

cold. In fact, even

emergency team sweeps the hallways and assists people

‘Beating diabetes

at ext.

well, the college

in

John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College. “What is most important right now is pro-

still experiencing difficulwith the system can call the IT

College council members suggested the $300 limit be updated to stay in synch with the current costs of courses, which can total thousands of dollars.

schedule them

and anyone is

cally close to contain fires

invest

Physical resources also keeps

the building.

in the

help desk

disappeared Feb. 28.

is

sites),” said

Anyone

tion.

fire

doors

Group Wise inbox mysteriously

at the college.

working on setting up an intranet, a privately maintained computer network, on the school’s systems. “We’re just really starting to

able to prevent the system from

of the course. Textbooks can also be claimed as an expense, but become property of the college once the course is over. Those taking home study courses are not eli-

fire

the exits if

ties

to

blank

Currently, the IT department

are

Generally, fire drills are scheduled for the beginning of each

area

closed-circuit television sys-

know

“We now

for tuition assistance. Staff is reimbursed for their costs after successful completion

uling

lets security

faculty and staff at the college may have noticed old e-mails in their

e-mails,

who work

won’t happen

and

each year

the weather in

all

situation

said Gibson.

getting too full.”

The

was set when was established.

25 per cent of the cost of the course, up to $300 a year, is given'

emergency more quickly.

A

this

hard copies to students. In other college technical news,

and

enabling staff to contend with the

tem monitors

so

Plans as

forms and ISO procedures on the are in the works. The site would only be accessible to those

have received instructions on how to recover any important lost documents and appointments. “Wc have taken off the function again,

such

site

Staff

distribute

In order to test this system

exercise.

also

problem

the

bles online rather than

defen-

uration setting that

the e-mail system

semes-

first

A

full.

staff to access

information.

post information

by the system triggered the deletions as a result of a config-

opted to post timeta-

wishing to upgrade their skills through professional development

semester to acquaint students with the process and to evaluate the system itself. Fire drills also allow the fire team to be debriefed and to discuss the good points and the bad points of the

covered and fixed. A1 Hunter, head of security services, explained that when an is

ter the college

stu-

the winter.

department responded and then gave the all clear. Because of the alarm, the

department

schools are doing it.” Last January was the

Wise

sive action

of Conestoga “They know other

keep

fire drills

A-wing.

detector

Inc.

The college

maintain a high standard of safety, physical resources plans two

The alarms had been activated due to a faulty smoke detector in

smoke

president

Group

would allow

site that

non-public

programs,

dents safe.

real thing.

faulty

Olinski,

Students

Conestoga’s

became 70 per cent

“Our students see their friends from other colleges checking their marks on the Internet,” said Jon

given to faculty and support staff

to

after

schools by not offering their students online options.

By TORI SUTTO N

staff to locate

problems and

were automatically purged from the server to make more room

old,

behind other

falling

is

and

isolate

The fire alarm that occurred March 6 was no drill. It was the

The Kitchener

Conestoga

ing boosting the

By JEFF MORLEY

some peocommunity feel

Professional development grants to undergo reimbursement review

alarm leaves students out in the cold

the

Despite the obstacles, ple in the college

marks on Web

Inc.


7 — SPOKE, March

Page 6

17,

News

2003

Youth program gets boost financial m 1 $

Yoga reduces student stress

and anxiety

By STACEY McCarthy

Katimavik

Finance Minister John Manley has announced a budget increase of to

tuntalini, as

By SARAH McGOLDRICK

$17 million over the next two years

The Sanctuary

called Katimavik.

Katimavik, a leading youth service-learning program, will benefit greatly as will

spiritual

from the additional funds, Canadian youth and com-

number of places

Practitioners

boost services

in

the

be used

to

Katimavik

(Internet photo)

Katimavik's mission nation's

is

to foster the personal

young people aged 17

development

of

our

to 21.

teers with service learning, a combination of professional development skills and personal experi-

that

ence.

Canadian citizenship must also be

Some of the community activities Katimavik through available include: building walking trails, organizing teachers, assisting fundraising events, restoring land-

included with the personal profile. The learning program that is offered focuses on developing a volunteer’s leadership skills, learning a second language (French),

marks and landscaping. Volunteers are expected to work at least 35

adopting lifestyle,

by the Katimavik program. Only special personal items must be paid for by the participating youth. The 2003-2004-program year starts Sept. 10 and 24, 2003. The

hours a week on their community

ies

deadline for applications

projects and partake in a

compre-

hensive learning program as well.

There are no specific requirements for admission to the program, aside from the age restriction

proves

a

date

of

healthy,

birth

nutritious

making cultural discoverby interacting with others and protecting the environment through

are then asked to recite either out loud or in their heads,

“Mother please give me my enlightenment. Mother I am not

and

guilty at all

tre,

Created in 1970 by Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi who studied with

the throat.

Mahatma Ghandi, it has quickly made its way around the world as more people move towards

feel

22. There

in

Katimavik

“It is

and 21, 2004. The deadline

for these application dates

is

May

an energy that

is felt

(Both of these forms can found and printed off of

across Canada. These individuals live in a group house rented by

will

begin three weeks following the

Sattler said through Sahaja or

Web site.) A document

Katimavik and a project leader

application deadlines.

in.

be Katimavik’s

tion.

Selection

of

individuals

Sattler said

one should

warmth One hand may

in

feel tin-

the hands.

feel

slightly

heavier than the other.

Sahaja yoga

is

said to reduce

and anxiety. It is also claimed that it can treat and cure stress

ailments such as hypertension,

migraines,

bronchial

asthma,

located

- comprised of many cultural groups from various communities

it

peace,” Sattler said. Sahaja,

epilepsy, spondylitis, infertility,

must complete a personal profile and mail

not have the

practising

gling or

subtle

(17-21). After filling out a required

application form, candidates

may

demonstration said she

When

and

Charkas are points in the body where energy is believed to flow out of, such as the heart, lungs and mouth.

Those interested in applying can 1visit www.katimavik.org or call 888-525-1503 for more informa-

or

system that is comprised of three energy channels and seven charkas,” she said. al

24, 2003.

anything

felt at total

groups of 1 1 individuals peers from the same age all groups. These are diverse groups

live in

Agnya

as the

“Some people have a very A woman at a

also connects us to the spiritu-

it

known

also

deep experience.

of relax-

involved in the program, and living expenses and supplies are paid for

Satori.

heart. Please

desire.

the

on

my

enlightenment.”

mother energy opened through the sixth cen-

recent

March

forgive myself and

She added people who do not

peace reached doing said Sahaja yoga can only be achieved if one desires to find it. The inner awakening has also been referred to as self-realization, second birth, enlightenment, liberation, Moksha and

is

me my

love.

Practitioner Geraldine Sattler

are also starting dates

all. I

others from

Sattler said the is

ation.

for

asked to

They

give

methods

may be

put out their hands and relax.

those

Jan. 14

conservation.

Those involved

supervises the groups. There is no cost

yoga perand races

practiced universal.

which means “born.” The term yoga means union with the all-pervading power of divine

alternative

and

is

Participants

and ja

to 21. Individuals are given a chance to volunteer their time in three communities across Canada for seven months, working on com-

munity projects and with community programs. The basis of the Katimavik program is to provide its youth volun-

and

the discovery of inner peace. The name is derived from the word saha which means “with”

program, which provides practical skills for Canadian youth aged 17

that the

She added

exercising, only relaxation will also

birth,"

said.

tains to all religions

of Sahaja yoga

ested in finding nirvana. Sahaja yoga, unlike traditional yoga, involves no stretching or

years.

The money

she

demonstration for students inter-

two

also called, the

from the moment of

right

and meditation will give a free

avail-

able for youth over the next

Conestoga

ing on April 10.

munities involved in the program. The $17 million will allow an increase of approximately 34 per cent in the

at

be the scene of and emotional awakenwill

College

it is

subtle system can be accessed. “The subtle energy is present

the Canadian youth program

and cancer.

An

international

Web

site

is

at

www.sahajayoga.com.

It

has

demonstrations, information and links to other

yoga and

spiritual

sites.

CALLING all glit students % Looking to meet new people Looking for people who you can relate Looking

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semi-pernent colour instead of She manent if you’re going red. will shade permanent assures the

colour treatment.

the

the only slightly longer than howevwill, but semi-permanent, make your natural hair colour

last

er,

brands.

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Rating: Four out of five

three So to help you out, I’ve put to people and three different brands

washes

when

the pigment

out.

“I don’t

know

if it

hydrated

my

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the hair test.

Gamier

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more

L’oreal Hydrience According to the L'oreal Web site (www.loreal.com) this brand promexceptional colour while

tried a Sarah Medic of Kitchener Nutrisse Gamier of shade blond was ultimately satisfied with

and

ises

the results. blond 23“It did the job,” said the to lighten wanted year-old. “I just I didn’t shades, of couple a hair my

hydrating your hair with a specialhair colour. ly formulated liquid The colour is intended to wrap each

and moishair strand individually turize it while colouring.

want anything drastic.” She chose a non-drip cream as opposed to the liquid hair colour, because she has used the liquid in the past and does not like the mess that can sometimes occur when you are colouring your hair

Greenspan of Waterloo be daring and go from spunky, her ebony black hair to a red-head. fun and wild it, “I figured if I was going to do and get a I was going to have fun Kristie

could feel more hair neck than colour falling down her She hair. her in squirted being and reinforcements call in

it

had

According to Maryanna Ledoena of Le Salon in Waterloo, boxed hair colour should really only be used for touch-ups or a test on a particular colour. By test she means if you’re a natural brunette and want to be a blond, by trying a boxed hair colour

you can get the desired affect without spending tons of money.

„ advice, “I only have one piece of you she said. “Don’t wear clothes

expect to wear again. goes everywhere.”

through her shoulder-length

the colour,

Ledoena

said.

J

brands because

conditions while

That

“I just

stuff

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ultimately

VVV

is

popular product says it works with your hair’s own natural tones and highlights and is on the This

scale,

cheaper end of the price which was a key factor in Erica Chau’s decision-making process.

name was

this

guy the world his

Maewyn and

he was born in Wales. Maewyn was considered a pagan and at 16

Palladius

was the

first

bishop

when he left for Patrick was appointed

of Ireland, but Scotland,

bishop until he died 30 years later. Now March 17 marks the anniversary of this missionary’s death.

(Photo by caria sananamj

Bloom’s Jennifer Smith, 20, holds a glass of Guinness at Molly poured. will be kegs full Kitchener. By the end of the day, 10 “This day was originally celebrated as a Catholic holy day in Ireland,” said Shingleton, in a thick accent. He added only southern Ireland acknowledged it as a holiday because northern Ireland

was

Protestant.

“St. Patrick’s

Day

is

more of a

in

cultural thing than a holiday for the

he said, adding the south would have a parade and mass to celebrate. It wasn’t until the 1970s pubs were allowed to open on Irish,”

March

which makes

it

a.

great beginner hair colour. Chau “It was so easy to use,” of he said, playing with the ends “I’ll definite!

freshly dyed hair. use it again.”

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for the at-home

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However, here in Canada the day has always been closely associated

t^7r>m At 12:30 1 9-30 p.m. n.m. to 7 p.m. At

aea and again

at

9 p.m., the Canadian National dance team will perform at Molly Bloom’s on Manitou Drive in Irish

Bloom’s Irish Pubs. She said the pub staff work really hard for St. Patrick’s Day and “we’re really good at it.” Their motto at Molly Bloom’s is “there’s 364 St. Practice days, but only one St. Patrick’s Day.”

Kitchener.

Today, about 1,000 pints or 10 kegs of Guinness beer will be

all

Other live entertainment includes a Celtic grunge duo and several other musical performers. about those

And what

men? Leprechauns, around

St. Patrick’s

little

green

a familiar icon

Day, are not

at

with St. Patrick at information to according www.irish-holidays.com. “In Irish legend, leprechauns are associated

St.

a far cry from their happy-golucky modem counterparts (bui

Patrick’s

Day,” she said even though Kitchener’s heritage is

probably similar to the characters in the horror series Leprechaun),

German.

the site explained. “They probably

day. is

.Irish

on

Celebrations at Molly Bloom’s

Kitchener.

Christianity. St.

She said

“Everyone

he spent six years in captivity,” said Laird Shingleton, who was originally from Slemish, but now

During this time, Patrick became a devout Christian and after escaping he went to Gaul to study in the monastery for 12 years. He then left Gaul and returned to Ireland convert native pagans to to

and

it’s

available in non-drip.”

all

napped him and took him to Slemish in northern Ireland where

in

darker or lighter to get what

flowing through each Irish pub, which McKellar said will be full

years old was sold into slavery by a group of Irish marauders that raided his village. “They kid-

lives

look for it in the non-drip variety. I even suggest going a few shades

of the year,” said Susy McKellar, corporate manager of Molly

in Ireland, peo-

actually

easy for you

easier to use than other

hair colours,

with green beer and good fun. “It’s definitely our biggest day

Well,

it

be with you today

Day, the day

Patrick?

make

chart of hair shades, “be sure to

Clairol Nice’n’Easy

Irish

lighter

you find the perfect colour,” Ledoena said, pointing to a sample

day.

Saint

recommended

Ledona advised. She believes

drip. “If

ing this traditionally religious holi-

So who

one

colours.

to dye your own hair. Nice’n’Easy is probably the best out with, hair colour to start

She wanted something easy, quick and, the ever essential, non-

around the world are also celebrat-

calls

it

hair.

of Irish ancestry and others

ple

is

decide on a

of the

drip variety to

nothing special, so I said went with the cheapest price,” the Kitchener resident. Chau wanted a change, but a She decided to subtle change. her black darken touch-up and

to celebrate all things Irish.

While a big day

it

wanted a black colour,

,

St. Patrick’s

it’s

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hair colour options,

particular brand.

locks.

Greenspan loves the new look and wishes she had done it sooner. She said if she knew the reaction was going to be so much fun she would have done it years ago. The only problem with choosing a red shade is the loose pigments in

many

difficult to

.

the luck of the

May

With so

dye

the

job.

reaction,” she said, running her fin-

gers

(Photo by Marcy Cabral)

to

her roommate finished

decided to

alone.

herself, but

could buy any of their favourite loggers in a shade of green. And last night, each Irish pub held a countdown and rang in the saint’s day at midnight when the green

greeting cards.”

beer started rolling again, said McKellar. Today, Molly Blooms’ pubs are featuring everything Irish. McKellar

the Trinity.

be serving Irish dishes, such as Guinness battered haddock, leek and potato soup and chip butty (french fry sandwich), from 1 1 a.m.

said they will

St.

they were looked cute on

Day because

Patrick’s Irish

with

associated

became

in Kitchener and Waterloo began Saturday night when patrons

and they

Another symbol of the day is the an shamrock. This comes from Irish tale

Patrick used the shamrock to explain

how

of

three-leafed

mons

He

it

in his ser-

how

the Father,

used

to represent

could the Son, and the Holy Spirit of the exist as separate elements

now same body. Many people believe

it

is

good luck

to find a

on four-leafed clover, especially Patrick’s Day.

St.


News Spring season has

meaning

spiritual

for

will celebrate the event on 23,” he said. “It’s going to

March Let the ritual begin! After this long and cruel winter, most of us await the arrival of spring impatiently. But for

pagans and wiccans, who celebrate the cycles of the sun and moon, the beginning of spring, or spring equinox, has even deeper,

meaning. Devyn Christopher

spiritual

priest

Gillette,

an

said pagans

that are, at this time

usually called

far as

ebrated

“The

day of spring was celby ancient cultures

first

throughout

Gillette,

represents the

first stirring

of

life,” he said. “It’s a period of personal evaluation and cleansing.”

The when

spring

world,”

said

incredibly old;

it

Because of the

effort of early

Christians to replace pagan rituals with Christian festivals, there is a

associate priest

“It

the

“It’s

can be considered the foundation of human spirituality.”

stirring of life.”

Devyn Christopher

the

spring equinox.

Gillette.

first

goes, various

ancient Egyptians to Scandinavians and Celts held religious celebrations

winter.

equinox

occurs day and the night are approximately equal. It usually falls on March 21, but according to Gillette, not everybody worries about the the length of the

exact date.

connection between Easter and the spring equinox. According to an ancient Christian tradition, Easter always falls on the first

Sunday

get exercise

get

off

the

is

way

a great

beaten

to

And

track.

Gatineau Park, a conservation area along the Quebec and Ottawa bor-

25 kilometres of snow-

der, boasts

shoeing In

trails.

the Gatineaus, a person can

snowshoe deep into the 35,600hectare park and experience some of the wildlife and tranquility of the forest without seeing another

memory from

cultures

at the

represents the

of a year,

The Green Man

and Mother Earth.

perceive the spring equinox as the “rebirth of the Earth after the

“It

some spring-time

dancing and seed planting.” Many pagans believe that the coming of spring increases the power of their god and goddess

As

of the Wiccan

Church of Canada,

include a feast,

offers

By JEFF MORLEY Snowshoeing

“We

way to

fun

pagan members

By PETR CIHACEK

associate

Snowshoeing

after the first full

moon

after the spring equinox.

The word Easter is derived from Ostara, the name of a Germanic spring goddess. Also, today’s egg painting and egg hunts find their roots in egg rites of ancient pagans.

person.

It’s also a great way to get exercise and to try something a little different.

Trevor Brown, a lawyer from Ottawa, enjoyed the exercise and the new way of trekking through the forest. “This is great! I could do this every weekend. Although, I think

my

legs will be a

little

sore

tomorrow.”

Brown’s wife, Sara, said liked the

new

that she

experience. “At

first

snowshoes were a little awkward, but we all soon got the hang of it. It was fun and a good workout. It’s something Trevor and I can do together.” According to the Web site www.cycloparcppj.org, snowshoeing probably originated in Asia approximately 4,000 years ago. the

Subsequently, the native people of

North America have historically used them to travel, trap, hunt and even trade with. Traditionally

made

out of

snowshoes were

wood and raw

hide.

However, today there are many

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

Sara Richardson-Brown of Ottawa snowshoes up a rocky slope Gatineau Park, which is along the Quebec and Ottawa border. models made out of aluminum and plastic.

They

are

also

relatively

easy to get.

Renting snowshoes

in

Ottawa

Milton and Hilton Falls Conservation areas all have snowshoeing trails in the Halton Region, while Laurel Creek Conservation Area is located right in Waterloo. The Valens Conservation Area in

only costs 1 0 dollars per day, making them affordable for beginners. Snowshoes generally range in price from $150 upwards. However, if Ottawa is just too far

try

there are other snowshoeing desti-

exercise and a whole

nations

in

local

the

The

area.

Cambridge

also offers

trails.

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snowshoeing for some great

new

experi-

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Feature

2003

17,

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However, in 1998 he began using dog, the assistance of a guide although he was extremely hesitant

By DIANA O’NEILL as His dog sits quietly at his feet, a Carey Ruby does impressions of

As he speaks

excitedly,

you’d

avoiding the unknown.”

was 21. The 37-year-old was bom and between farm a on raised Shakespeare and New Hamburg,

within

He

known way

His ability to speak to the community helps him offer some clarimisunty to a subject that is often

effective treatment is surgical insertion of a shunt that would

drain the excess fluid. Throughout Ruby’s teen years, he battled his anxiety and struggled with various phobias. “I was a nervous wreck,” he said, adding, “Back then things looked

this

to his optic nerve, as

he

neglected to seek medical attention.

by using a white cane.

make

it

worth

“People have fixed views, and due to the lack of understanding, it can put limitations on a person’s

training

(Photo by Diana O'Neill)

ambitions.” Ruby appears to be restless by nature, itching to get outside and see what the world has to offer. Due to his childhood being spent

dered

learned to deal with his dis-

alone will

(students) while,” he said.

concept of work being physically challenging. He also has ambitions of raising awareness of blindness and visual impairment and won-

Eventually his fears resulted in

the halls

derstood.

on a farm, he has developed the

hopeless.”

Ruby

Even walking around

of the college in an organized fashion would be a step towards Ruby’s ultimate goal. “We can learn off each other and

appear.”

most

ability

tance of community.”

he said. “Things aren’t always as they

to prevent

experience.

can even just get five people walking with me, it s a piece of the puzzle,” he said, adding, “When all workis said and done, we are all ing together to realize the impor“If I

sion,”

or cure hydrocephalus, but the

damage

who have

just “I like to educate people who see the blindness and not the hydrocephalus, anxiety and depres-

likely experi-

another walk

this spring and encourages people to come and join him. He is looking for help with his training and to gather some ideas from people

his teens.

is

ence enlargement of the head, soft spots of the head and vomiting. isn’t a

Community Retreat. Ruby is planning

Waterloo

the

lic

believed to occur in about two out of every 1,000 births. The symptoms vary depending on the age when the condition is diagnosed, but an

There

at

speaker for the Independent Living Centre and the Good Neighbours volunteer group. Hard was to imagine, considering he almost completely housebound in

accumulated which explains

is

would most

volunteers

branch of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and is a pub-

it’s

infant

community. He raised approximately $200 for Hidden Acres Building their and Camp

Conestoga

at

year’s

last

walk were not only on a personal level for Ruby, but also for the

organizations. his time to various

condition occurs

genetic factors and

when he was driving. The advantages of

and leisure College and also devotes much of

been commonly described as water on the brain. by a It’s thought to be caused mix of both environmental and

why

physical benefits.” Ruby finds now that by walking, he knows Kitchener better than

*

clear

regret

program

when an abnormal amount of cerefluid

It’s

safe a in a social and

atmosphere,” he said, adding, I find now that my way of thinking was limited before and walking

baby, but his buddy. Ruby is enrolled in the recreation

and was diagnosed with hydrocephalus at the age of three. According to the hydrocephalus

the brain;

pvprrise; good exercise

almost five years. teaming up dog Argus, guide current his with whom he refers to as not only his

now that after Ruby doesn’t

his vision since he

brospinal

>

brings you back to basics by offering a physical challenge with

with a “I got too comfortable just cane and I was so used to

to never guess that Ruby continues and bouts of anxiety battle depression, nor that he is legally cent of blind, having only five per

the

.il

at first.

singing telegram lady.

association,

m

'

how he could

tie

the

two

together.

Carey Ruby

beside Argus, his guide dog of to walk across Canada.

sits

ultimate goal

is

Ruby came up with the idea to generate interest and promote the product of walking. His ultimate goal that he is striving to achieve is walk across Canada. In the summer of 2002 he started preparing for his goal by tackling the roughly to

17-kilometre jaunt that connects Kitchener to Baden. Ruby recruited

five years.

Ruby’s

and family for company and support. The trek not only increased his daily walking distance, but also acted as a good stress reliever and created a social

his friends

“The Baden walk extended

The Doon campus is a good ground for Ruby because

of the distance between buildings and classrooms. He asks that anyone interested in helping him or interested in joining him on his walks just approach him.

“Walking around

this college is a

neat atmosphere,” he said, adding

you a sense of time and It can be reflective because it brings you back down to

“It gives

network. goal for

their

me my

is

because

just a sub-

not only

it

training, but

it

was

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SPOKE, March

Welcome to the By LESLEY

LEACHMAN

you thought all Las Vegas had to offer was gambling, you need to lake a second look at Sin City. This Nevada hot spot offers a variety of wild entertainment that won’t drain If

your pocketbook. The Las Vegas Boulevard, com-

monly, referred to as the

strip, fea-

tures luxurious hotels that provide

events

free

everyone, even

to

if

you’re not staying at that particular

water display along with music and

Paris. Outside, there is a replica of

lights.

the

For instance, the pirate

show

at

nity.

exploring.

ers

Bellagio,

the

there

of 2,000 hand-blown glass flowers. This

is

called the Fiori di

Furthermore, the Mirage Hotel man-made volcano that erupts every night. The lights are so the

of lights, explosions and a live battle between a pirate ship and a

boulevard.

p.m. with a

midnight.

Another free event

show

Como

and was created by Dale Chihuly. Also inside the Bellagio is a garden full of exotic plants and llowers. If

bright from this show, that

until

a

is

made

lobby that features a ceiling

of 50-foot-high battleships, plenty

The show starts at 4 show every 90 minutes

at

is

the water

The

Bellagio Hotel.

the

computer-controlled delivers a spectacular

$35-million fountain

Tickets for these shows range

North

traditional

you’re into photography, the garden is an excellent photo opportu-

Inside

the Treasure Island Hotel consists

British vessel.

along with

es,

American foods. The dinner buffet is about $17 US per person. The Gold Coast Hotel, located

features a

hotel.

city of sin

can be viewed from almost anywhere on the boulevard. The Luxor is built in the shape of an Egyptian pyramid. The sphinx stands out in front of the hotel, complete with statues of ancient Egyptian gods. The New York hotel was built as a replica of the New York skyline. All three of these hotels are worth

travelling

traffic

it

stops

down

The show only

about 10 minutes, but

it’s

the lasts

spectacu-

Additionally, the Paris Hotel, the

Luxor Hotel and the New York, New York Hotel offer re-creations of major sites. The inside of the is an accurate display of the shops and restaurants in

Paris Hotel

that

“Walking down

was my

beside the

offers

Rio,

the

from $40

Ports

O’Call Buffet which is much cheaper than most places, but still offers a

good

The dinner

is

lit, and people almost everywhere. You don’t have to worry about wandering into danger.” Also, unlike Florida, Las Vegas

areas of the city are well

US

about $9

there

per person, but be aware that this restaurant is smaller than most oth-

and can

fill

$80 US.

Travel, in Kitchener, says, “All the

selection of dishes.

buffet

to

many

cities. Las Vegas is considered fairly safe, with no “bad” areas that you should avoid. Mary Covacs, an agent for Orion

Unlike

up quickly. Make

are

the Vegas strip

thing

favourite

(to

do)

who

there,” says Beryl Bain, 21,

Las Vegas last summer. “The hotels are just incredible. Each one has something unique to

visited

offer. It’s

amazing

But there if you

to see.

a lot of walking to do,

is

lar.

Tower

Eiffel

— Page 11

2003

17,

want to

them

to see

One

(the hotels) all.”

other free event you’ll want

check out

is

the

Fremont Street

located in downtown Las Vegas, so if your hotel is

experience.

It is

located on the strip you’ll have to take a cab there. But

is

it

worth

the extra dollars to travel to see this performance. It consists of a

multimillion-dollar canopy which displays a show that uses 2.1 mil-

and 216 speakers. up and down the canopy, and music fills the entire street. Before and after the show, jugglers and other street performers are there to provide more free entertainment. After the show, you might want to do some shoplights

lion

Lights flash

many

ping in the

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

stores that line

to pick from.

Although it’s not located directly Dam is in Las Vegas, Hoover

icians, jugglers,

by the can be a waste of time and

fascinated in architecture or

dam, money. It is

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the expense.

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that

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industry.

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ner buffet costs $25

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.

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of

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at

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the

great,” says Bain.

your body “It was a dry heat, so nothing could get used to it. It s here in get we heat humid lika-the

lounge party at an indoor, outdoor strip. the overlooks that

you are interested in construction. piece Hoover Dam is an impressive

rounded .

summertime. “The heat was

in

and nightclubs

between

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— SPOKE, March

Feature

2003

17,

Students are priority for vice-president of academics By AIM EE WILSON

position along with university stu-

provincial

However, Shields pushed hard to have Falconer on the committee and he was chosen. Falconer joins 11 individuals from across Canada including uni-

tives

dents.

Conestoga Students Incorporated vice-president of academics is the only student sitting on former finance minister Paul Martin’s education platform committee. Justin Falconer, a 22-year-old third-year business administra-

government

tion-management studies student,

research experts.

currently representing all Ontario colleges and will provide

has come up with the 10 most important issues regarding educa-

is

insight into the Martin campaign.

In

students,” he said.

and The committee

bureaucrats

They

include:

Copps

attended. After hav-

weeks

in

past.

targeted the lack of respect colleges have encountered. “Colleges

play a unique and important role,”

he said. Falconer has formed a group of college representatives from across Ontario to gather a collection of concerns, ideas and feelings about Ontario’s education system, which he will bring forth to the committee. To achieve

Martin’s youth campaign, James Shields, asking him if he was interested

col-

He

received a message on his voicemail from the co-ordinator for

working for them.

Falconer was considered for the

prepared to

to the campaign platform along with personal insight and how colleges play a role in the tives

asked Falconer to prepare a paper on how community colleges can be improved. Falconer plans to address key issues he feels need to be implemented by the federal government concerning communi-

on how community leges have been treated in the

Falconer

later

is

community. Martin specifically

faction

card and evidently, a strong positive impression.

Falconer said he

bring student and college perspec-

child-

Falconer expressed his dissatis-

ing the privilege to express his feelings to Copps and showing his devotion to Ontario’s education system. Falconer left his business

committee to help college

this

infrastructure,

early

and college research, online broadband learning, teaching, tax measures and private sector incentives, immigration and education, literacy and assessment and funding issues.

ship candidates Paul Martin and

Three

on

executives, association presidents,

university

attended a college student alliance conference along with Conestoga Students Incorporated president Jon Olinski, which Liberal leaderSheila

education specialists, corporate

hood development,

November 2002, Falconer

Lawrence,

St.

Confederation College have all given their input to Falconer. “I’m

apprenticing/co-op,

Falconer.

Sheridan, St. Clair,

George Brown, Centennial, Fanshawe, Sault St. Marie and

versity presidents, early childhood

tion.

an incredible honour,” said

“It’s

representa-

diversity,

from Conestoga, Humber,

He

colleges.

ty

said that in the

government had always overlooked the role that colleges can play in the national past, the federal

economy. “In Canada,

our competitive advantage has to be our skilled workforce whose education can be easily upgraded.” He also said that colleges are gaining a lot more

from

respect

“Education

is

the

government.

number

the

1

eco-

nomic priority.” His plans for the campaign’s future is getting

acknowledgement

Martin’s

of

(Photo by Aimee Wilson) academics, is all about the students. Falconer is representing all Ontario colleges on Paul Martin’s education platform committee. Justin Falconer, 22,

their proposals

MARY SIMMONS

When was

the last time

you

sat

down and enjoyed a meal with your family and friends? Jeff Crump, president of Slow Food Ontario, guesses that it has

of as California cuisine.” He was impressed with her ideas and with the Slow Food movement, leading him to start his own convivium in Ontario in August

to fast food.” In Italy, the movement has affected the educational system. For every course a student must take in school, one hour a month must be

2001

dedicated to the food aspect of that subject. Slow Food hires experts to train teachers about identifying

.

The concept behind Slow Food

been way too long. Slow Food is an international movement which was founded in Italy in 1986, spread to Paris by 1989 and now has more than 60,000 members in five conti-

to

is

defend the authentic palate of

natural organic food against

its

fast

food counterpart and to educate people about what they are eating, with whom and why.

If any students want to get involved and voice their opinions, Falconer advises them to contact their member of parliament and express their concerns. He also advises students to come to him

The movement has two main focuses. The first is to protect and

“It’s

animal species, plant and agricultural techniques in danger of extinction

of the gifts

we

So

far. Falconer’s impressions of experience have been positive.

this

“I’m really happy with the sincerhe said. “In the end, I’m com-

ity,”

mitted to the student.”

down and chew

Nothing like that has happened in Canada yet. Crump says, but the movement is still very young here.

and

choose

program called

friends.”

to take part

Schools who have students

plant gardens.

For his

part.

Crump

sions with students

holds ses-

where he

will take the fast-food item the children

president,

are

Slow Food Ontario

education.

more

familiar with and

make

the real item. For example, he has

more

direction.

quality food.

edible schoolyards.

Jeff Crump,

through the Ark of Taste. The second is to promote food and taste is

with any concerns or questions and he will give them proper

opposed

started a national

to take time to eat

with family

varieties

directly

used macaroni and cheese, demon-

involved with the second aspect of the movement, although he certainly supports the first.

“It’s

Crump became

involved with the Slow Food movement through his career as a chef when he was working with Alice Waters at her restaurant, Chez Panisse, in

one of the

gifts

we have

to

Kraft

friends,” he says.

casserole

is

taking his message to

children, as are others in the international movement.

North America, we have become a fast food nation,” he says. “So that makes the way we educate here slightly different than in Europe. We have to introduce kids to natural food as “In

"Alice started the organic movement in California in 1971,” he

“She invented what we think

strating

take time to eat with family and

Crump

California.

says.

one

have

catalogue

says he

of

In the United States, Waters has

nents.

Crump

and getting him

elected.

Organization encourages people to slow By

CSI vice-president

the

between

difference

Dinner and a homemade

made with

organic ingre-

dients.

“We just hope

to change people’s about food,” he says. “Most people have their heads in the sand. If they knew, they would-

attitudes

n’t eat it.”

He

says that most people

cheap food

that

tastes

demand

good and

don’t question the quality.

Home-grown herbs and a natural, healthy way

(Photo by Mary Simmons) can enhance the flavour of food in

“We want people to start thinking about what they’re eating,” he says. “Don’t question why organic food is

so expensive, focus on is so cheap.”

why

other

food

about Slow Food, adding 150

members

new

in the province.

Crump said it costs $90 annually to be a member in Canada. This fee entitles the member to six issues of Slow

Food’s

includes

writer Anita Stewart of Elora.

“That alone

Crump

could save

someone’s

life...

worth the money,”

towards protecting Ark projects.”

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membership

will also cover events

bers will get to meet international members, attend a lecture series, taste education classes and learn

how

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Entertainment

2003

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change or an unexpect-

family has gotten you caught in

plans you had for your birthday

the middle of

into chaos.

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two feuding

conflicts.

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a

Someone

and

Metal gods have answered the prayers of local fans with a show featuring extreme bands, one of

them Kitchener’s Dead of Winter. The show takes place March 22 at the Circus Room in Kitchener and it is

going to be a big experience for

band called Iron Bitchface. The show comes after a long hiatus which was blamed on a

three years and

lack of support for this kind of

“We

local

a

music

in the region.

“When the

I

’90s,

moved to Kitchener in there was a lot more

places for bands to play and

now

just a depressing collection of

it’s

the band.

bars,” said Schizoid, adding that the

be our biggest show in Kitchener,” said Jason Smith, aka

situation in other parts of the coun-

“It

will

Schizoid,

band’s singer and

the

much

try is not

better.

“I’m sure there have been other good bands around, but they are

in addition to a

usually swept under the carpet,” he

couple of underground shows.” Dead of Winter was formed in 2000 and plays an aggressive form of metal music that they call "true black metal.” The band’s drummer Michael McCurdy, aka Abyssious, described their music as “extremely fast, extremely cold and extremely raw.” Dead of Winter is playing the

said. “It’s not like there’s really a

going

is

second public gig

show

with

Toronto’s

to

FTF from

Slit,

Ottawa, Writhing Elizabeth

figuring

with the project,” said Schizoid.

offer

you to feel better. Someone else might need your help but is too

opportu-

band’s guitarist.

“We don’t

musicians who perform any musical styles that are at all aggresfor

about real-

will achieve

will help

“I’m an

Typhon

all.”

said any kind of religion

is

After three years of existence. Dead of Winter intends to rise from the dead to record their material this

to follow

control or to be controlled. “We don’t want to be part of any

year.

of

been very productive the past although we’ve been rehearsing over those

who need something and for those who want to

for people

that,”

he

Anyone

said.

many of your

Web

March

Luckiest day:

at

The town of Laramie, Wyo., was forever changed on Oct. 6, 1998. Gay college student Matthew

Shepard was brutally beaten night and then tied to a fence in ty

much

young

that

pret-

the middle of nowhere.

cyclist

A

found him uncon-

scious about 18 hours

later.

Matthew Shepard never regained consciousness.

He

died five days

later.

professor

site

at:

life

came

Laramie Project

were

picture of a vicious hate

in

small-town America.

eight actors took on the char-

acters of

than 50 residents of the town.

own

City’s Tectonic Theater Project.

of

Together, they painted a vivid and

people

The play was written by Moises Kaufman and members of New York

the different

all

who

were

Laramie

interviewed,

telling their stories in the residents’

words.

There

is

no Matthew Shepard

character in the play, yet after nearly three hours, we felt as if we knew

him.

Laramie to interview its residents and tell the tale of how the town has been changed. The company stayed

The most obvious challenge facing this play is making sure the audience can keep the more than 50 characters

Laramie for a year and recorded hundreds of hours of audio tape with any resident willing to talk about in

Matthew and his murder. The play first opened in New York in 2000 to rave reviews. The March production in Waterloo was presented by Toronto-based ensemble Studio 180. The group features

several University of Waterloo alumni, and the Laramie

Project

was

its

first

production.

alone

attention

and

and

And

his death

makes us angry

sad.

straight,

Shepard’s death shines some light

This story must be told in order it not be forgotten. The shocking violence in a town of 26,687 people that

no one more than

surprised

and it should help open our eyes. dents,

its resi-

all

A

new

March

mem A

180

should be incredibly proud of the way in which they shared this story.

play.

props, a nearly naked stage, and a

Laura Linney and Steve Buscemi.

has also been produced, based on the It features such stars as Christina Ricci, Janeane Garofalo,

The

film

is

a great pick, especially

since there don't appear to be any

by the audience. The actors worked well together as

further dates for the play in the area,

characters

identified

a cohesive unit, each one giving a passionate and sincere performance.

Matthew Shepard was beaten and

at least It’s

not

at this point.

also very

the film

Kaufman.

was

much

final deci-

sion.

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react to a situation right

a positive outlook things should

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played by only eight actors. Studio 180’s ensemble did a fine job of it. Through the use of minimal

sories,

have

carefully at both sides of a prob-

Cancer June 22

small gift of appreciation this

An

host of different clothing acces-

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consider ourselves, our opinions and our preconceptions. It forces us to

film of the

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friendship or relationship

could be starting this week. After a long time of struggling you could finally meet some of your personal goals.

from which we can hide. This happened less than five years ago. The Laramie Project forces us to

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life

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on hate crimes. The Laramie Project makes that light brighter.

Shepard’s story through the actual testimony of more tells

University

the

field.

Marvin Hinz, Alison Lawrence, Mark McGrinder, Kimwun Perehinec and Dylan Roberts.

The

The

drama

a dark

Lesley Dowey, Deborah Drakeford, Jonathan Goad,

members

crime

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Waterloo. The play’s eight ensemble

alive at

of the Arts from March 5 to

at

18 hours, he fought for his in

is

was gay. For

Laramie into the spotlight. As Shepard lay dying in hospital, the world watched and waited, offering its hopes for his recovery.

the University of Waterloo’s Theatre

tale

2.

Director Joel Greenberg

moving

Matthew’s tragic

March

Feb. 12 to

for dead because he

left

free

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to relax.

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Several different problems have

you

admiring you.

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band’s

the

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atheist,” said Schizoid. “I

don’t like religion at

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20

you get through many

lence and darkness, they have nothing to do with Satanism.

sive or controversial.”

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goals this week. Great strength

problems.

like to write

such as sex or drugs,” said Typhon, adding that although their lyrics give an impression of vio-

means of support or encouragement

constantly

April 20

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Luckiest day:

17.

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have rough plans to record our songs as the first Dead of Winter

demo.” The band has eight original songs. The music and lyrics are the work of Tim Grieco, aka Typhon, the

you could say

afraid to ask.

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life stuff

be our

“This

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close to

or do something which will help

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Sports

College hockey season ends By

MARC HULET and

JAMES

K.

last home game on Feb. 12, Rickwood estimated that there

DOYLE

were between 100 and 130 people

The

hockey season is over for the Conestoga Condors and it was far from a memorable

in attendance.

varsity

have done an excellent job of promoting the team,” he said. “It’s

team’s season, which ended with a 4-10-1 record, left him dis-

ries

appointed and confused.

return.”

to

encourage

“We

in the year.

tle,”

said

son.

The team played most of

the

year in front of only a handful of friends and family. But at their

“He has

goalie Jeff Young’s his

much

as

college

Ryan

in

shutouts.

said that

Andrew

team

McDermott,

linemate Brent MacDermid, were cornerstones of the team. “Brent and Andrew played on the same forward line

first-year

first

shutout in

He was He kept

21 points, with McDermott netting 10 goals and nine assists for

star.

first in

the league in

“He played

like a third-

19

He was

poised and season long,” said

ice.

“Both led

different

in

ways but were team leaders,” Rickwood said. Another bright spot for the Condors was the addition of Tyler

Rickwood. “Jeff proved very quickly that he could compete at this level. We’re really looking forward to Jeff’s advancement next season as the backbone of the program.”

Smith halfway through the season. “He made our team considerably better, more than any other

players on our team with junior

needs.”

ers.”

for next season,

will not

“I believe

offs.

says he’s leaving to pursue a

Players need to realize that

Rickwood

said 12 players could

next

return

However, he team changes will

year.

would

that

like

to

think

better. “I

many

that

coaching opportunity with the University of Waterloo and also to spend more time with his daugh-

changes to the roster would be made to improve and enhance the core group of players.”

ter.

Rickwood would like to see more offensive production and one or two, physical, agile defencemen added to help the team make the playoffs. That said, Rickwood is optimistic

No one replace

has

been

Rickwood

views are

chosen

yet,

to

but inter-

be held in April. Rickwood leaves the team with some fond memories, but also with

some “In

to

regret.

my three

years as head coach,

didn't find the formula to

I

commitment. It’s next coach does.”

As

my

hope

team

that the

about next year’s team. “I believe the team will be the best I have seen in three years if all players that are eligible to return do,

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Rickwood.

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High schools yield

NBA

great B y NIC K

One

player

HORTON

won

the

NBA

Star Game MVP award. The ond is currently averaging most points per game in

By NIC K

talent Don’t

All-

on a team, say like the Raptors, and put Vince on the Lakers, would Kobe be able to carry

sec-

them?’!

the the

league.

And

straight

championship rings on

the third has three

his hand.

went

Jeff

Iverson’s

on

will

Allen outsell

Bryant’s merchandise any day of the week.

“In general, not as a

player, Iverson

Three amazing

say

to

apparel

is

bigger.

still

In

statistics from amazing players - Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady and

hot, hot,

Kobe Bryant, high school.

Foot Locker outlet in Fairview Park Mall, says his store doesn’t

three

drafted out of

all

All three are valid candidates for this year’s

league

MVP award, and

Kobe

terms of apparel,

have

isn’t hot,

he

to have,”

said.

Andy Obermayer, manager of the

sell

a lot of

Kobe Bryant merchan-

“We

dise to begin with.

don’t have

deservedly so. For the season, Garnett is averaging 23 points,

our

13.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and 40.6

McGrady.”

minutes per game.

This may be due to the fact Bryant's shoe bombed last year.

McGrady,

the current points per

game

a big contract with

contract

Kobe Bryant, Tracy

with

is

leader with 31.5, is averaging 6.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists

The

while playing 40.3 minutes per

box on your foot. It was designed in part by European car manufacturer Audi. Bryant’s relationship with Adidas has since expired and it remains to be seen what shoe company he

game. Bryant, arguably the most talented of the three, comes in second to McGrady in the league for points per game with 30.7. Bryant is also

averaging 6.9 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 41.8 minutes per game this season.

Bryant has been the hot topic lately because of his masterful dunks and impeccable shooting. Of the three, Bryant is the only one with a championship ring. In fact, he has three. For Bryant’s recent dominance in the NBA, he was named Western Conference Player of the Month for January and Player of the Week for games played from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Bryant averaged 30.5 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 2.42 steals in leading the Lakers to an 84 record in January. Starting Feb. 6, he scored

40 plus points per game for nine games in a row. Every morning it seems fans are waking up to the Bryant highlight reel.

Contrary

to

all

the

rounding Bryant, fans

hype still

sur-

don’t

Adidas

square and

shoe

when

is

literally

tried

on looks

like a

will sign with next, if any.

McGrady hasn’t had much luck with his shoe

this year Foot Locker had to recall the T-Mac shoe because of poor sales.

McGrady

is

will

no

doubting

be a force in the

NBA

for years to come. He is the staple of the Orlando Magic offence, and with Grant

added pressure.

headed by recently acquired general manager J.P. Ricciardi, is putting together a strong team of

young

athletes.

The Blue Jays have designated

Roy Halladay

pitcher

as their ace,

hoping for another strong season from the right-hander. Halladay proved he could pitch with the big boys last year by putting up a strong 19-7 record with a 2.93 ERA (Earned Runs Average).

A

to a

of

lot

pressure

has

been

applied to Halladay, considering, before last year, he hadn’t

more than eight games

The

won

in a season.

But Stewart

Is

The came from behind to Beta Cama Pie on March 5.

intramural ball hockey,

defeat

In the middle of the first half, the score was 3-1 for Beta Cama Pie. However, The Individuals captain

over the goalie’s

Nap

left

franchise player in Minnesota.

On

March

the

Nap, a big Leaf fan, said he plays because he needs a balance

Garnett was

named

too soon to be putting the

mal

fan

support,

much

don’t have

is

that

“Shannon Stewart

Blue Jays

the

After all, Ricciardi wasn’t brought to Toronto to sign high-

young

He was

talent.

hope he can do here what he did in Oakland, which was take a few years, develop young talent, and make a run at

Vernon Wells, and American League Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske, the Toronto Blue Jays can only look to improve.

the playoffs.

he

cise,”

By

said. “I love

the end of the

Individuals had the

some

Cama the

“I

exer-

managed

to

n’t

The

break

The

March

regained his team’s lead, but again the Individuals rallied back. The it

7-5. Colin

Beta lar

more goals

Smith

Cama

to take the lead,

was

score

7-6

it

Pie.

was-

and the

for

The

regular season

is

now over

and the teams are approaching playoff action. The top six teams make the playoffs, which started

Pie

make

Beta

Individuals.

it 4-3. But Beta wouldn’t relent, and fought to re-tie the game at 4 in the second half. Shawn VanLoom quickly

to

for

enough

final

making

tie,

Cama

net

Pie 7-6

Unfortunately for his team,

hockey.”

first half,

call a

and fight pitches off,” Tosca told reporters after a pre-season game. Including a few other fresh faces and a few familiar ones such as Carlos Delgado, Kelvim Escobar,

brought to Toronto for his keen eye for

I

ball travel,

priced free agents and put together a winning team right away.

what

is

Christmas Day hitter. He can fall out of bed on Christmas Day and get three hits. He’s amazing. The guy can square up the ball, let the

10.

Cama

season

Pie finished the regu-

in fifth place,

Individuals

came

in

while The

seventh, just

missing a playoff spot. Garibaldi

tried to

regain control by putting the ball in

in first place.

Western Conference Player of the

Month for February. He led the Timberwolves

NBA

12-1

best

an

to

the

11” forward has many accomplishments, he has yet to lead a team to the promised 26-year-old,

6’

land.

their

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elite

name Whether

players looking to ink in the history

books.

Doctor J, Magic Johnson or Michael Jordan remains to be

Shaq,” he said.

seen.

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Individuals beat Beta

By BRANDI STEVENSON

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by

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is

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McGrady

“Fans have cooled off lately on Kobe because they don’t know if he can carry the Lakers without

t

roster.

still

their

signing outfielder Shannon Stewart

Ryan Nap and teammate Jamie Hough each scored to tie the game

on injured reserve, thriving off of the

Mall.

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the weather fool you,

right

is

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“If

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SPOKE, March

17,

— Page 19

2003

Rise to the challenge of rock climbing By BRANDI STEVENSON

sport that

is

there are bolts,

“They absorb

usually

Since you don’t have to worry about your pro, sport climbing is more of a physical challenge rather than a mental one. He said, “Sport

Jean Gamilovsky, from Mountain Equipment Co-op in Toronto, said there are different classes of climbing and each one poses

its

own

dif-

ficulties.

Traditional climbing, or trad, is a psychological exercise, he said. “II

but fairly

(safe),

some professionals,” he Knowing that you’ll always

said.

be safe takes the adrenaline out of the climb, he added. Since this method is so sate, he

causes permanent damage to the

said trying top roping indoors is a good way for a beginner to get into

rock.

climber would place wedge-shaped objects, usually

Other climbing classes include rope, boulder mg, gym, big wall, alpine and mountaineering. Top roping can be done in climb-

metal, into cracks or holes of the rock. These objects become

a rope system.

the sport.

young

top

A

climber’s protection, or pro. attach their rope to climber.can The the pro so they won’t fall as far if they slip or let go of the rock.

“anybody, from gym and

said,

can go the

climbing.”

start

rope sys-

that the

He cautioned

A

anchored, to a belayer at the bottom of the route. The belayer keeps

your own. Bouldering is climbing boulders on the ground in a variety of shapes and sizes. Although it may not

gyms

or outdoors.

about

It is all

climbing rope goes from the climber to the top of the route where the rope is

the

He

to old,

tems could be complicated, so he recommends taking a course from a professional before heading out on

ing

made of

Part of the thrill of the climb

most

the

“It’s

boring for

climbing has more gymnastics in people it.” However, he said some dislike sport climbing because it

you go traditional climbing you would have to have a very strong head,” said Gamilovsky. Trad is outdoor climbing on a rock face.

shock so it doeswhen you fall.”

Top roping is one of the safest said methods, climbing Gamilovsky. However, it doesn’t appeal to some seasoned climbers.

which usually don’t

fail.”

body.

the

break your back

n’t

is

sport climbing

reliable. “In

more

a

is

said this

safer than trad because the pro

rewarding challenges the mind and

Rock climbing

He

your pro.

during the climb so the rope the climber doesn’t fall if they slip. In case the climber does slip, a belay device attached to the belaytight

is

knowing you are relying on your own pro. It becomes a mind game, he said, “because you’re placing your own protection; you have to

seem

Ground

climber

to ensure that if the

facility

in Kitchener, said

poses

bouldering and weight training. Roberts has been working there for four years, and has been bouldering for five. He said he started climbing because, “it appealed to my

it

lets

go

move. Higher Ground gym climbing

a certain

the rock, they won’t fall. Gamilovsky said the rope is spe-

designed to protect you.

sense

indoor

an

is

located

of playfulness.”

Nolan one key to playoff run By JAMES

K.

been

The normally

Owen Nolan from

the

5

San

deal sent shivers

lown the spines of the Leaf

is

faithful

no.

Nolan

is

at

this

again present-

Manager

from

Wesley

the

a gritty checking line

struggling

Carolina Hurricanes. The 34-yearold brings experience and solid play to the club. “He’s had a solid career and we were looking for at

this

experience

Quinn

He

point.

told reporters after a

strength of the

team

R y JAMES

also

chip in offensively. The Leafs are built for the long haul of the playoffs upfront.

soccer team

returns to his play of a

to

lies in

Conference and play for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

through

get

Park

top

DOYLE

didn’t

win

first

place in tourna-

we played each game with everything we had.” Miller was proud of the way the

ments but

The Conestoga women’s indoor soccer team was one goal away from moving into the provincial finals.

On March 7 and 8, the Condors took part in the Ontario College’s Athletic

Association

(OCAA)

regional tournament. After winning their their first game and losing

second, a win in their final game would have put Conestoga into the provincial tournament.

team competed each night and played as a team. She believes that

Eastern

the

is

game was intense. We knew we had to win in order to make to Ontarios and we it

played a good game.”

We

“Our third game was intense. knew we had to win in order to make it to Ontarios and we played 1a good game. We came up with a 1

tie to Seneca.” said

head coach

Rebecca Miller. missed Although the team advancing by one goal. Miller said "We that the season was a success.

third

Rebecca

in

RIM

Waterloo. Athletic

March 7 and 8. Twenty-four coltook leges, including Conestoga, part in the

men’s and women’s

there

started out the 5-0 convincing a tournament with

The men’s team

short

was a hole

that

needed

to

be

covered.”

Amanda Drexler led Conestoga with two goals in the tournament. Jen Santos, Milena Ribeiro and Anna Naso

all

chipped in with one

one of players. “She

Kesselring

key

Conestoga’s

as

great saves and distributed

made

which set up many good plays and scoring opportuni-

the ball well,

ties.”

to

Miller

next year,

says she expects five current play-

head coach

ers

team for the entire seabeen son. Conestoga would have competitive. more “We had a small team of 1 play-

with a

Miller also points to goalkeeper

Amanda

Looking

Miller,

full

to

return,

which

is

hall

so

if

one person was missing

the

team. The coaches are also excited about new players who will be

Conestoga

attending

in

“I

feel

confident

win over Redeemer. Bojan Djokovic led the way for the Condors with three goals. Boris Kubura and Ereyi Antony also contributed with a goal each.

that

we

have a good team next year.”

will

Johnstone said he was happy with since the team’s play, especially toughest the in were they felt he

“Defence did a good job forof shutting them down, the wards kept control of the ball, and

division.

he was called upon, (Vukmanoic) he was big. Conestoga's women’s team with a started the tournament well over Canadore. victory 3-0 Milena Ribeiro, Jen Santos and

when

Conestoga’s second game saw Djokovic add another goal and Miro Orasanin scored to give

Amanda

Conestoga a 2-0 victory. Dino Vukmanoic earned his second

same

shut-out of the tournament.

game was

Conestoga’s third College. Niagara against Conestoga played a strong game and got the game-winning goal

from none other then Djoko\ic. Vukmanoic earned his third straight shut-out.

The 3-0-0 record put Conestoga and division their in first advanced them

to the provincial

tournament.

September.

1

ers,

said

flying high after

Association (OCAA) regional indoor soccer tournament was hosted by Conestoga College on

goal apiece.

“Our

roping tests endurance,

Roberts.

DOYLE

The Ontario College’s

month ago,

help,

K.

the regional tournament at

they have a proven winner between he the pipes in Ed Belfour. It

Women’s team comes up K.

tech-

making people stronger. Strength is what bouldering is all about, while

tournament.

By JAMES

new

he also likes

The Conestoga men’s indoor

And

March

9 practice.

The

who can

and the defence plays strong in able front of him, the Leafs may be

provides

should

that

He added

Provincials

check, they provide the Leafs with

has got the help he needs. On March 9, Quinn acquired Glen

depth

problem

active

Quinn has been

Toronto’s Achilles heel has been the shaky play of their defence. this

Nolan and the emergence of Nik Antropov gives the Leafs a onetwo punch. And if Shayne Corson and Darcy Tucker can keep their emotions in

he year’s trade deadline, and thinks

blue line.

ing itself to Leafs General

liners,

ately needs help.

gives the Leafs grit and depth upfront. He gives the Leafs two legitimate scoring lines, and should The vastly improve the power play. problem is he does not play on the

And

makes

and Wade Belak is less than averthe age. Robert Svehla has been Buds top defenceman, but desper-

niques.

to feel excited

him

as they learn

through to

And the return of Roberts the top line difficult to keep off the score sheet. The addition of

all year.

and Jyrki

Cup parades is visions of Stanley Nolan Tiled their dreams. But is top? the over them ;nough to put The simple answer

thus far, not a defensive

said

them

for

forwards.

the

stellar is

defenceman, Aki Berg Lumme are not top end blue

ose Sharks.

The March

than Kaberle

less

Tomas

gun-shy Toronto

daple Leafs pulled off a blockluster trade in acquiring power-

orward

Bryan McCabe

Pat Quinn.

DOYLE

He

others allows

Condors

Mats Sundin and Alex Mogilny have lead the team

has

in

reward then climbing. Teaching

instructing offers a different kind of

at

Higher Ground

7.

Higher

the goal is to get to the top, he said. In bouldering it’s about performing

of

cially

Kitchener on March

Sportsworld. They offer top roping,

different challenges. In top roping,

acts as a safety device

The rope

you have to trust the protection that you place.” Another climbing class is sport. In sport climbing, you drill holes in a rock and place bolts in them as

Brian Gibbons

as frightening, Chris Roberts,

from the climbing

er’s harness will stop the rope.

trust yourself;

(Photo by Brandi Stevenson) tries out the climbing wall at

Conestoga's head coach Geoff

Drexler

all

scored for

the Condors. their second Humber. Drexler

Conestoga 3-1

lost

to

scored Conestoga’s lone goal.

The team’s against

final

Seneca.

game was

Ribeiro

scored

not for Conestoga, but this was enough and the game finished in a 1-1 draw.

The women narrowly missed and finished third

advancing,

with four points.

Conestoga

will

be hosting the

OCAA RIM

provincial tournament at Park on March 21 and 22.

The men p.m. and

will play at 10 a.m.. at 3

p.m.

1


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— SPOKE, March

17,

2003

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like it

when

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