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underage cards Student association thinks

new

policy

LIFE

would help keep Sanctuary bar

Conestoga wins competition Computer engineering technology

trouble-free.

NEWS Monday, March

31

students

make

Conestoga College, Kitchener

officer Tyler Ryan,

second-year police

a

it,

foundations student, along with fellow

Conestoga’s third annual Sergeant

student Stephanie Pogue, co-ordinated

Margaret Eve run was more than

the event.

took place

March

The

memory

in

OPP

which was

run,

According

18 at 4 p.m..

of Eve, the

to

female

first

officer to die in the line of

to be

the

first

Eve

quarters and paid

southwestern

Ontario detachments. She was on a

to

to

be put

painting

a

in the Orillia

OPP

off with the

it

head-

money

Ryan decided

to

organize the run

after

participating

port truck struck her police cruiser

feels

it’s

from behind. Eve died two days later on June 9, 2000 from the

remember

injuries she suffered.

makes the community aware of what the students are doing. It shows them “It’s

Conestoga, remembered policing with Eve in Chatham. He alone at

more than $150

raised

that

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

for the char-

Law and

by going to fellow officers. He feels it’s good to hold events like ity

remember her. “She was a dedicated

which all of the people in our want to be. So I tfiink she represents what a good police officer is and I think it’s good to keep

memo-

things like this in her

went around the Doon campus, down Old Mill Road to Mill Park Drive, back up Pinnacle Drive and then up Doon Valley Drive, ending

the recreation

at

the

Jamie Sharp, provincial constable for

Hibbert.

and

front of the recreation centre

her, but

year,

last

only

of jobs

agrees with Hibbert that

remember those who

to

on

it’s

it

and

the

Cambridge detachment, escorted

important

lose their lives

important to remember the peo-

the

He

OPP

students in his

cruiser.

serve and protect.

It’s

really care

also important to

show other people that we’re out there thinking of them as well,” said Sharp.

LASA

may

Grenville

employees their jobs. Since July 31,

it

and we’re ready

be police officers

shop employees and Opseu Local 238, are concerned decisions being made by the college to source out print shop positions to Print

their union,

brings aware-

important because

Ryan said. About a dozen

duty.

“It’s

we

By TORI SUTTON

important to

that

care

to

about

what’s happening with the public,”

ple that gave their lives to the public to

centre.

5.5-kilometre run began in

The

in

and

cer,

ry,” said

police foundations students took part

police offi-

class

doing

and

security

Margaret Eve Memorial Run on March 18. Above, several Conestoga students jog along Old Mill Road towards the college.

this to

not

ness to the community.

Hibbert, a teacher

Bill

fear loss

of

a trans-

Sergeant

workers

Eve’s

they raised last year.

routine traffic stop on the 401 just

Chatham when

shop

Print

year the event was run the

students commissioned

and spent time

outside of

11

donated to a charity of

Ontario Provincial Police service in

— No.

:

the family’s choice.

The with

years

14

a row.

Ryan, they raised close

to

$600, which will be given

husband

duty.

Eve served

in

34th Year

By NICOLE CHILDS

just a charity event.

three

NEWS

Run remembers OPP For the participants who ran

it

9

2003

,

10

police foundations

students participated in

which took about 26 minutes complete. While participants had the option of running, walking or the run, to

roller blading, they all ran. Ryan said that while he will

have

graduated before next year’s run, if possible he would like to return and

Inc.

Grenville, a private

cost

2001,

company,

has been operating the college’s print

shop,

retail-based

administering printing

a

service.

is considGrenville to the print shop with staff employees of their choice. However, Walter Boettger, head of Local 237, the faculty union, said in an e-mail to staff

Currently, the college

ering

allowing

that the current contract states

existing jobs will continue for 10-year the length of the Grenville contract.

Continued on Page 2

participate.

Highway construction to commence in June CARLA SANDHAM

By

they would be adding a second

Improvements to Homer Watson and Conestoga College boulevards will begin this summer. Construction is not scheduled to begin until after the majority of programs

at the

“We hope

to

go ahead on June manag-

Region of Waterloo. He added they are deliberately holding

er for the

off until

commencement

they

be a

little

ing (for motorists) in the

area because of reduced lanes.”

John Lee,

be

project

heavy

to

traffic

and from the college and Highway “This intersection

includes

traffic

entrance,

making

Mark Watson

Garrett, to the

who

intersection. it

takes

401 on his w ay

the morning, said

it's

Homer to

work

a terrible

He added he has

to

there at the right time or else

he gets caught in the jam.

The

He

majority of

work

will

happen

on Homer Watson, where Lee said

also said

2003 is an imporwork to be com-

it

Lee said both projects

He

are intend-

moving, shorter delays and less

said things

traffic

will

be a

in

the

meantime, he asks

summer

to

likely to be

The

be patient as there

some waiting

project, w'hich

is

is

periods.

funded by

Waterloo Region and the City ot

worse

Kitchener, was initiated alter the Lower Doon Traffic Study was

aggravating

completed in 2001. It found the intersection was at service level E. which means it has

would

get

before getting better. “It

traffic.

But

straight-

a

which could mean even

in the fall,

motorists using the intersection this

congestion.

make

on schedule.

more

resulting in

Ken Mayer, of the parking and traffic department for the City of Kitchener.

is to be completed by mid-August. “We want to get in and get it done before classes start again,” said Lee, adding he has made a special provision for it to be done

turning lane through until the next

large-

is

said.

work

pleted because of the double cohort

generated by the college," said

as well as turning traffic that

he

All the

Conestoga College Boulevard. Lee said they will push the right-hand

ed to help keep

volumes of through

“With the only other entrance under construction, Homer Watson is bound to be into Kitchener also

tant year for the

traffic

significant

construction.

manager

through lane.

401.

be an increase because the King Street bridge will also be under

busier,”

aggravat-

during peak hours (8

20-minute delays due

in

Construction will also be done on

traffic.

a.m. and 3 p.m.) motorists travelling along this route can experience 10- to

ly

the entire road to the north side.

over,

is

expect there will

slower periods of Presently,

will

lanes of traffic, plans include shifting

“It will

23," said John Lee, project

to

widening

left-

And, although the be on the eastbound

lane.

college have fin-

ished.

when

hand turning

little

because of reduced lanes,” he said, but (for motorists) in the area

added the roads w ill not close during any of the construction. Workers are expecting less traffic to and from the college over the summer, but Lee said there might

a

high

level

committee widening of

Mayer

(Photo by Laurie Vandenhoff)

College gets $1.5m grant

of congestion. The

Conestoga's apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship programs got a financial boost with the announcement of a provincial grant.

the recommended Homer Watson and

Above. Mark Brekelmans and Brent Darlington, both first-year woodworking technology students, work on a machine in the col-

said they

hope up

the level of service

it

will bring

to D.

lege's

woodworking centre. See Page 2

for story.


.

Page 2

News

— SPOKE, March 31, 2003

Co-op students recognized

Job worries Continued from Page

On March “This year the selection committee

By DIANA O’NEILL

was challenged with having Three Conestoga students were acknowledged for their hard work in their various co-

and dedication

operative placements.

Each

of the students received a

cheque for $250 and a plaque, as part of their recognition during national co-op education week

from March 17

to

make

many exemplary candidates,” said David Bums, vicea decision between

president of academics.

The celebration took place on March 20 in the Blue Room and saw approximately 30 to 40 people

gather to

commend

all

of the stu-

dents' hard work.

Jane Pelligrini was employed at PriceWaterhouse Cooper and received the award on behalf of Burns school. business the

described her as energetic,

willing

“enthusiastic, learn,

to

an

gathered to attend the Board of

bers of the business school facul-

Governors meeting to demand President John Tibbits meet with

endorsed Pelligrini’s nomination as “most worthy candidate

ty

Laurie Dedels worked Inc.

at

Mitra

and was recognized on behalf

also the

is

her courses in her final year.

Lindsay employed

from employ-

ers.

was

Hemmerling at the

of Training and received the award

award was given out, but now three awards have been developed school. each represent to Deserving students from the business, technology and information technology schools’ co-op programs are nominated for these

on behalf of the technology and engineering school. Burns said that “she completed (her work term) in a professional manner, with great enthusiasm and acted with diplo-

prestigious awards.

at the

The

selection

committee

is

macy

"thinks

made

in

the

manager of committee

workplace,

at

(Submitted photo by Laurie Doersam)

school and in the community, spe-

achievements

cial

and

awards.

Personal qualities of the candidates are also considered.

it’s

Jane Pelligrini and Lindsay Hemmerling hold awards they were given on March 20 as national co-op education week that ran March 17 to 21 Laurie Dedels

(left

to right),

part of

issues and concerns have regarding potential

changes

She

also

and work experience

to the print shop.

According

to

Kevin Mullan,

vice-president of finance and

administrative operations,

the

committed to having an on-site print shop and strives to accommodate employees the

college

is

best they can.

“The college does ensure

fair

treatment of our employees,” he

“We

said.

know Conestoga

all

has gone though a tough period

over the

10 years, due to

last

funding, etc. and the staff knows

we have been good to them.” As well, Mullan said it is still too early to assume print shop employees could lose their jobs or be displaced in the college.

Due

extremely important to

tional service

uses includes contributions the stu-

dent

an invaluable part of

is

recognize the co-op students’ excep-

co-op career services. criteria that the

school

the learning environment.

com-

program, placement employers, faculty representatives from each

The

a difficult role.”

Hart thinks having co-op programs

prised of graduates from a co-op

school, as well as the

in

many

they

Ontario Ministry

Also, up until this year, only one

staff

the support staff union to discuss the

for award.”

proud mother of a daughter and achieved above 90 per cent in all

of the award, but year the co-op department

solicited donations

employees and support

work independently.” Five mem-

plished violinist, but

to 21.

cial gift as part this

excellent team player and able to

of the information and technology school. Not only is she an accom-

Previously, there wasn’t a finan-

1

shop

print

24,

to the collective bargain-

most

agreement,

ing

details

about potential human resource

shop cannot

for their employers.

changes

“They are the ambassadors for our college,” said Linda Hart, coop adviser, adding, “It’s important that students know that you can be recognized for going above and beyond in the workplace.

be discussed. As well, union

important for us as an

“It’s

insti-

at the print

regulations prevent print shop

employees from commenting.

The college

predicts informa-

made

tion will be

public after

discussions between the school

and the union.

tution.”

$1 .5m grant helps keep apprenticeships growing By LAURIE VANDENHOFF

A

from the

$1. 5-million grant

conducting the study, said he was

apprenticeships and a recent refusal

ing

surprised by the findings but the

to advertise available positions.

programs.

problems

results revealed various

Through the

employers

report,

needed to be addressed. “Secondary schools will have a

argued they received too many

its

going in the quickly developing areas of apprentice-

hard time getting the point across that apprentices are not the types of

of positions and said most were

provincial government will allow

Conestoga College

to

keep

momentum

The

ships

and

money

will be used to support apprenticeship and pre-

both

skilled

trades.

apprenticeship programs presently at the college, as

that

well as those

have potential in the school’s

you can’t do The report claimed

jobs that you do

anything else.” this is

if

an underlying factor in the

He

lack of hirable people.

school

high

that

stated

counsellors

encouraged low-performing

stu-

dents to pursue a career in trades.

future.

The funding comes following recent

that

report

that

a

examined the

obstacles complicating the skilled trade workforce.

The study

entitled

“Unfortunately, they send them

College

unqualified or did not possess any

of the basic employable

don’t

Smith agreed with McClements aggressive in looking for

them.

analyzed employers, students and

students,

education

throughout

facilities

Waterloo Region.

The real

sorry,

lies

not in a dwindling

supply of skilled workers, but in a

shortage

of

employable

An

people

with

basic

indication in the report for

more

ing programs paved the

way

train-

for the

recent financial contribution.

apprenticeship at the college, said

important to the col-

“Conestoga College is very supportive of the importance and lege.

value of apprenticeship training.

We the

deliver about 10 per cent of

all

college-based apprenticeship

province

if

500 people apply, they

in

interesting.

doing

this at

I

when

a

Mike McClements,

technology

grams.

A

related

drawback

the

is

substantial as the public believed,

coming

still

only reflected a snapshot of

the overall reality.

large

chunk

of the current workforce will be retiring in the

coming

said the problem

people without experience.

some it’s

students,

And

especially

for

those

straight out of high school,

difficult to get hired in the first

now

years, but

the

said

The

solution

is

the

college’s

college

is

Several

the area.

more

were

EDM

trades

suggested

it

wire cutting operator,

mould maker and

glass-

McClements

dis-

blowing.

However,

four programs the school applied for.

example. fourth submission for general

possibility the

was

not

solely

pre-apprenticeship

He

knew this demand in

said

trade

as

far

was not

as

he

in high

the region, adding that

number of

a significant lege’s trade

the col-

programs were indus-

trial-related.

McClements

said

this

reflected

for the general pre-apprenticeship

demographics of the region’s businesses and those companies that infused the most support into

carpentry program.

the college.

is

as follows:

the

grant of $220,000 will be used

grant of $375,000 from the

go towards

the people that are in the training

the other

two pre-

for the long haul

A grant of $224,000 from the Joumeypersons Updating program fund upgrading courses for

employed

are

initiative

female students.

will

“ATS, Budd, Toyota; those

Trades

in Skilled

plumber/steamfitter

trades.

grant of $741,000 under the

Apprenticeship Enhancement fund

implementation of pre-apprentice-

will

be used to improve equipment

ship programs, part of which

and

facilities

is

governments, also called

agreed with this recommendation, using the glassblowing trade as an

A

place.

McClements noted a

He

apprenticeship pro-

pleased with receiving three of the

will

employers’ unwillingness to hire

but

gaining

was commis-

for the introduction of

pattern

for

that

the Employer by Recruitment Strategy Task Force and funded through provincial and federal

that the

apprenticeship programs offered to

economy.” McClements feels the report proved the demand for skilled workers might not be as

report

obtained through a competitive process, unlike the one in place

Women

little bit

The sioned

to

A

dean of engineering

mated manufacturing systems.

pre-apprenticeship programs were

A

ships.”

lit-

of the heat has been running out of

The

applicants

McClements explained

placed on

there are apprentice-

think they were

a time

all

programs. The breakdown of the

apprenticeships than

also surprised at the findings,

a

to

interested in carpentry.

ing

but questions the relative findings.

tle

was open

third

However, the vision for the fund-

more

students interested

the college’s

is

women,

for

cision machining and tooling.

A

think there are

dean of engineering technology,

was

Two were

carpentry and the other pre-

in

grant

Mike McClements,

pre-apprenticeship

three

metal machining was turned down.

be

the

Hans Zawada, chair of trades and is

they

neces-

is

those resumes carefully.”

ready to learn a high demanding

“The timing of the report

skills.

increased funding and

the funding

how can

appli-

should be prepared to go through

they are not ready to be then

in

sary to accomplish this goal. “I’m

skill?”

report determined that the

problem

If

good

cants and that advertising

“I

Hire Profitability, questioned and

skills.

saying employers needed to be more

and want

programs

apprenticeship

Conestoga

“But the

Smith.

revealed

there,”

number

applications for the small

one

for

used by the college’s

A

and those

are the

ones that can legitimately demand from the college that we need more apprenticeship training.”

He added

that these

companies

diploma and applied degree programs offered at the college. “I’m interested in those support

also

the

people because they are interested in the entire college, not just one little

aspect of

it.”

Smith maintained, however,

that

the suggested apprenticeship pro-

also lies in

being

supported by

Ontario.”

the availability of sponsorships by

grant.

McClements

said the pro-

portion of this will be used to fund

grams

Released in February, the report clarified the issue and the problems facing skilled trades, stating a lack of workers was not one of them. Larry Smith, a leading expert

employers.

the newest apprenticeship program,

straight

interested in apprenticeships than

grams are the college’s tangible way of dealing with the problem because they will help students

machine and tool builder integrator. Conestoga is the only Ontario col-

the

there are apprenticeships,” he said,

obtain basic training in their chosen

lege to provide this training, focused

never been approached by anyone

blaming the unavailability on the

field.

on the advancement of the

saying there

training

in

the

of

“I think there are

reluctance

more

students

of businesses to hire

So

far,

the

recent

the college received fund-

apprenticeship programs.

large

tool

and

die trade in co-ordination with auto-

were recommendations from local businesses.

is not opposed to suggestions, but said he has

McClements

is a demand in this area for training in those trades.


2

News — Students win design competition for third year SPOKE, March

By JEFF MORLEY

tions

company.

Despite

Conestoga College showed that it can compete with the best of them in this year’s Student Papers Night

taking

place

first

third consecutive year.

for

the

The compe-

The

was

event

held

Galway went on to say that the awards also gave them the opportunity to gain some exposure with

the

at

of Waterloo and was

sponsored

by the and

Electrical

Institute

industry

of

Electronics

some of

The

institute

has

University

Guelph

of

and

the

also worked to boost confidence and showed them that Conestoga can compete at the

university level and win. “It’s been

culmination of every course we’ve taken.” Conestoga also placed third in the a

(Photo by Jeff Morley)

Dan Galway

(left

to right),

Mike Jakowlew and James Gilbrook were the best team

Student Papers Night. The team won $750

for their project called Digital

at the

event with a project called

IEEE

of nine papers compet-

total

stand-alone

MP3

The team has

player.

The player can download music

ing.

Dan Galway, James Gilbrook and Mike Jakowlew of Conestoga’s computer engineering technology program earned the

$750

The team's Media

first-place prize.

paper,

entitled

Digital

Jukebox, outlined the design of a

from the

Internet, store

it

and play

The design incorporates

to

LCD

a

1

5 hour days developing the proj-

ect since they started eight

it.

ago. Because of the

Ethernet capabilities and

screen,

1

put in consistent

Media Jukebox.

months

commitment

team was keen to work on something they would enjoy. the

enough memory to play music 24 hours a day for approximately 95 days. Gilbrook said, “It’s better than

Galway explained, “We wanted to make something useful, practical

CHYM EM's no repeat work day.’’

and flashy

Ours had a

...

lot

of

other features

The search

A week for

for the next Advertising Idol

March 17

program

advertising

at

Conestoga College had a unique approach for information sessions for applicants for the fall semesIn the third of three sessions 18,

students

by

Advertising Idol,

show American

week

for

and

is

(CAFCE)

to

CAFCE

employers.

a

is

national organization comprised

of

more than 500 educators,

employers and government offiThe non-profit group cials.

This group of students are the the new two-year program

CAFCE

release.

rapid

encourages post-secondary tutions to express

gram if accepted. Program co-ordinator Deborah Reyner and instructor Joe Romer

Contestants Mark Lidstone

were the hosts for the evening, doing their impressions of Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. The contestants were first-year

Conestoga College.

Cindy

students

Devries,

Jillian

(left

to right), Jennifer Stagg,

Cindy

Devries and Jillian Helm participate in Advertising Idol on March 18 to attract potential students to the advertising program at

Reyner described as a technogenius. Sporting a baggy hooded

are

working on

as

many

as

15

“In the workplace there are so different variables and it’s a good place for the students to apply what they have learned." said Hart. She also explained that the practical experience gained by

co-op students frequently translates into a more enhanced and applied classroom performance.

Helm. Jennifer Stagg and Mark

sweatshirt and sunglasses. Devries

“Students have to be energetic

lip-synced

a

of a rap

Reyner said the students volunteered to take part in the informa-

about

creative

and passionate,” she said. She told everyone that the program was designed to be experiential. Every class has a hands-on

theme

and came up with the

own

as well as writing their

parts.

was the last of three, the other two being held on Feb. 28 and March

The session on March

1

18

the

rendition

development

process.

Helm was next with her dramatic performance of An Ode to Advertising Research. Stagg tested out her vocal skills

with

her

impression

Clarkson, singing

A

of

Kelly

Program Like

This.

.

Reyner said she was impressed with the turnout, having more than

300

potential students attending the

sessions. Since the in its first year,

program

be doing something right to attract so

only

is

she said they must

many

order

in

applicants.

She

said they will only accept 32 students.

The evening

first

contestant

was

Devries,

of

the

whom

invaluable

Mark Lidstone "showed

off his

media planning tool box. With the entertainment of the evening off for a commercial break.

more

Reyner got down serious

business

to

the

of telling

those in attendance about the pro-

“It’s really

important for a stu-

dent to be able to combine their

academic studies and at

Conestoga College, said. "The main focus of the week is to raise the profile." She added. "Co-op is growing quite a bit. When I started here in co-op about seven years ago. there were only three

experience.”

grams.”

Over the past 12 years, co-op enrolment has grown by more than 67 per cent nationally, with

dents put forward while located in

co-op placements. “It’s nice to

see students .work

hard and receive that kind of feedback." Hart said, adding. "It lets

them know they

contribution."

approach.

“We want taste it."

it.

feel

she

students to be able to it.

touch of

said

it.

the

embrace learning

approach.

"When diabetes

Course content is a blend of theory and philosophy with creativity. Across the program, the courses are designed to mesh with each other, so that projects will be done in stages throughout a combination

enters your

you need someone the

Canadian Diabetes

of courses. Students

who

graduate from this

work medium-sized comwhere the growth is

will be prepared to

gram.

program

She stressed that it is not for someone who is not prepared to work hard, indicating that students

in a small- to

pany. which

is

in the industry.

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real-life

Hart said, adding.

“You can only learn so much from a textbook." The week was a time to recognize all the hard work that stu-

and now there are 18 co-op pro-

projects at a time.

Lidstone.

tion sessions

how

relation skills, as well as

employment upon gradua-

many

insti-

co-op programs are. Linda Hart, co-op adviser

students to participate in the pro-

media

also stated that students

tion.

first in

and those attending the sessions would only be the second group of

It

develop quality professional and

students, educational institutions

Idol.

co-op programs,

according to a

human

highlight the value of co-op to

in

18 Canadian colleges and uni-

versities offering

try.

operative Education

hit

need for

co-op students across the coun-

the by annually Canadian Association for Co-

currently

performing a take on the

1

organized

on

the

cash or credit.

of appreciation

The week-long celebration

enrolled in the advertising program

participated

The system eliminates

was national

to 21

ter.

March

A message is sent to the vending machine, the product is released and the client’s account is debited.

co-op students

co-operative education

superstar in the advertising world.

The

or services from vending machines.

B y DIAN A O’NEILL

on for the next

is

The system allows the client to use their cell phone to order products

However, Gilbrook and Galway agreed it was one of the more challenging things they have done. The team did have support from Conestoga faculty and their corporate sponsor SST in Waterloo, a communications solu-

MARY SIMMONS

By

and engineering technology. The team won $250 for their efforts.

other players

don’t have.”

Information session turns into

search

that

EZ Cash

designed by Sean Carpenter and Bojan Korousic from electronics

University of Waterloo participated

with a

off

future

to

The awards

many branch-

and a venue for students to share ideas and give support. Judges grade the papers and presentations and chose the three best. This year, Conestoga College, the

skills

also

their

and offers resources

globally

their

It

show

to

employers.

throughout colleges and universities.

representatives.

gave them a chance

Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE promotes the engineering process

es

and

into the

ideas.”

level.

University

hours

own money

project the team agrees that it was a good experience. Gilbrook said, “It’s nice to see people in our same situation, working with the same

undergraduate

at the

long

the

investing their

focuses on electronic design

tition

and research

Page 3

2003

31,

Association."

really

made

a


— SPOKE, March 31

Page 4

Commentary

2003

,

U.S. blunders along Perhaps I’m being a led

war on

bit pessimistic,

but

it

seems

me

to

that the U.S.-

I'VE

Iraq isn’t exactly going according to plan.

In less than a

According

PACKAGE FOR

week, the U.S. and Britain have suffered larger-than-

expected losses of

and numerous deaths from friendly

life

to President

SOT A

fire.

A MR. HUSSEIN

George W. Bush, the original goal of the war Saddam Hussein

was to free the Iraqi people of the horrible dictator and bring democracy

to their country.

The U.S. began Operation Iraqi Freedom on March 19 with an address by Bush telling Americans and the world that the battle had begun and it would be wise for Iraqis to lay down their arms and give American forces. The U.S. wanted journalists

up

THAT'S ME! I JUST LOVE

to

to

showcase American

ness the American flag being raised on Iraqi to take

it

down because

this

were

they

SURPRISES!

told

war was not an occupation.

But these images have not been forthcoming.

took only two days

It

On March

to occur.

and coalition casualties

for the first U.S.

victories, to wit-

soil, until

21, eight

British and four Americans died when their helicopter crashed over Kuwait. Then there was the British warplane shot down by a U.S. missile. This was a tough pill for American pride to swallow. The heli-

WHO IT'sj

army.

Iraqi

On March

ITN

22,

reporter Terry Lloyd and

WONDER

I

copter crashed as the result of mechanical error and not because of the

two news crews went

FROM?

it was soon determined they had been killed by “friendly The news got worse, when it was revealed that an American soldier had thrown two live grenades into the tents of his fellow soldiers killing one and injuring several others. On March 23, 106 civilians were killed when American B-52 bombers pummelled the city of

missing and

(

fire.”

Baghdad. Other civilian casualties include the bombing of a Syrian passenger which killed five. As these casualties mount Bush has been very

bus,

quiet,

allowing Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld, Press

Secretary Ari Fleischer, Secretary of State General Colin Powell,

General

Tommy

Franks, and a

list

of others to do

all

the talking for

him. His only appearances have been getting on and off of Air Force

One and

pleading with the Iraqis not to destroy

oil wells,

while

still

standing firm that this is not a war about oil. Then, as if things couldn't get any worse, the U.S. had to deal with the capture of 12 soldiers of whom an undetermined number were killed. Their bodies were displayed on Iraqi TV, while the U.S. cried that this violated the

despite the U.S. showing off

Geneva Convention

I

love the

year.

warm day

first

promises a fresh

It

when

people rejoicing in the warmth, saying

snow

The U.S. entered

this

war vowing

that

it

and coalition forces, which

Stacey McCarthy

to

melt so they can enjoy the out-

the U.S. says includes Ethiopia, Poland, Spain

and Bulgaria

to

name a

war taken care of quickly and it seems that gains have been made. Now as coalition forces are making their way toward the city of Baghdad, they have been warned that the Iraqi army will use chemical and biological weapons on soldiers should they cross the would have

this

“red line.” So far

we

haven’t seen these weapons.

Because

when

And

projects they had for spring and

to

You’ve heard them

summer. They planned

year.

“I’m going to

to visit a

morning,” and “get started on that

gym four days a week, start a modem arts night class and clean

new

their

be healthier

this spring,

jog every

project.”

Like

New Year’s

promises,

house

already

I

at least

know

once a week.

that while they

will start out strong with their

U.S. does

with frequency. Staying healthy

intentions, enthusiasm

soldiers

and getting up

will

a risk the U.S. should take given

its

track record so far? If the

move beyond this line it will be guaranteed that any place bomb, civilians will be there as human shields. Canada has resolved to stay out of this war, at least until the United Nations sanctions it, and who could blame us after our last “friendly fire” attack.

But

it

is

We

will

bour to the south

to protect us

destruction threaten us.

we have our

big, strong neigh-

should evil forces and weapons of mass

One day

may want

another country

On

access to

second thought,

our clean fresh water, or our

oil,

maybe Canada should begin

talks with Ethiopia to see if they will

or our lumber.

to jog are

crack of

promises often

in the dust as spring

and

mer wind down. Plans

soon be there as peacekeepers.

always good to know that

dawn

at the

save us.

th,en

initial I

am

spring

momentum.

always surprised

ambitious scope of lists. I

editor. Letters

and telephone number

list

is

so

many

obligations and

circumstances present

in the

win-

McCarthy

often hear this from friends

I

at the

beginning of each new

school semester.

When

school

ends for college students in April,

many have huge plans to help their summers busy and ful-

keep

filled.

But they return again

fall

saying, “No,

I’ll

do

when

it I

I

didn’t

do

in the that.

during the next break

...

have more time.”

Instead of planning a huge

list

of

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heard someone rattling off a

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SPOKE, March

Comedian pokes

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: A Good

fun

problem can

Is

Sanctuary

in

exam

the

came

first,

31,

— Page 5

2003

Night’s Sleep

and Christmas-time demands causing you to lose sleep? Having a sleep mood, ability to concentrate and energy level. No matter which

stress

affect your

the stress or the insomnia, improving your sleep can improve your ability to cope

with daily stresses.

By JASON NOE

when

several

The most common sleep problems

walked

students

through the Sanctuary, just as Peters

He

made

finally

College,

Conestoga

to

il

even though

semester

was

lie

a

was making fun of

Peters

students

March

them some laughs

to

perthe

in

19,

giving

go along with

was onstage,” show. all

their lunch.

been

originally

scheduled to perform Oct. 22, but because his car broke down on the way to the college, the show had to be cancelled.

Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) managed to reschedule Peters for this month, because they wanted to give students the chance to see him. It

was

CSI

me

to

to see students laughing

enjoying

themselves

the

in

Sanctuary during Peters’ performThe previous week, students

ance.

did a

I

people

over

three

was a

Peters. “It

little

When

he

first

good

we might

have had

last

events

programmer

in

school, and

began doing comedy,

remembers back

to his first

lot,

and

perform-

was horrible, but the same time,” he

“It

aged

to get a

it

was

man-

to

One

of

his is

favourite

stand-up

Wednesdays. “Russel always

ing experience.”

stuff every time

I

him

per-

see

form,” said Andruszkiewicz. “If we bring him back next year, there is a good chance most of his jokes will be different. It makes it more entertaining and more worthwhile for

because

me

to

know

I

it

bring him back,

won’t be the exact

four years deep, but

it

was

a learn-

Eight years later Peters landed a spot hosting

pageant

The Miss Nude U.K.

“That was the best gig of my because you can’t really get a better gig than that,” he said.

life,

“There were 20 naked women around me all night. That’s a

good

Peters

will

only

talk

about

the audience laughing throughout his

fun

at

He

during his performances. says he would never joke

because people are extremely sensitive about

joked about a variety of topics. Peters poked fun at his family life,

about religion,

being non-white, the different ethnic

the topic.

groups

in

Canada, and what

like visiting countries

it

was

such as Africa

When answer

pened

to

“Looks

be walking past the stage. like the banana won,” said

Peters to a student wearing a bright

yellow

shirt.

He also kidded around with bers

in

the

audience,

mem-

playing his

jokes off their reactions.

One

of his biggest laughs

•Not valid with any other

offer.

came

is

comedy,

at least

s

for

an hour before bedtime. Practice breathing or distraction strategies

when

attempting to get to sleep. Thinking

about problems or planning for the next day does not help you get to sleep. To learn more about healthy lifestyle habits, talk to a counsellor in Student Services.

A message

from Student Services (Room 2B02)

From the Sanctuary The End countdown ; The closing stanza; the last hurrah! Call it whatever you want, but the truth IS that it can't be avoided. It's as inevitable as death and taxes; its something y ou can't just ignore. Whether you

The

final

like it

No,

or not,

it's

THE END

COMING!!

IS

not the Armageddon or an alien invasion.

last chance to give the students

Sure, we've thrown parties

It's

the CSI's final kick at the can for the semester. One

what they have been longing for

ail

year:

The party

in

the past, but all of them combined pale

simple.

in

to

end

parties!

all

comparison to this one. We've given

away trips; we've given away tickets; we've even given away the shirt off of our backs. be any different you ask? The answer is

is

very simple. Sure,

Now just when

is this

insanity that will go

What

is

It will

music

the beer

down

in

will

help the winner end the year off with a bang.

2003

laugh;

it will

make you

cry-, it will

in

The Sanctuary, the CSI

make you scream

end arrives? Well, simply put,

be what the students want to hear; the atmosphere

will

party going to

will

unleash the

history as the most successful pub that has been thrown at Conestoga College

to be expected once the

will

will

gathering taking place? On April 3,

make you

we

How is this

have our usual plethora of goodies to give

something completely out of the ordinary; something that has never been

given away at any CSI event before. Let's just say that this

be cold. What more

this won't be

will

for more!

your typical CSI pub night. The

be one that everyone wants to be a part

can you ask for other than world peace or a million dollars?

left for you to do is to haul your butt

down

to the Sanctuary on April

3rd after d pm and party

The only like

it

of;

thing

s the last

thing you will ever do.

had a bad set, come off be ready to go again. If

When

the end comes, where

will

you be?

had a good set, know you good set, but don’t brag

-Jeff Stemmier, Vice President of Communications

a

about

At participating McDonald

for sleep. Avoid activities inconsistent with sleeping in your bed. on the telephone or watch television in bed to help associate the bed

Avoid napping during the day. This can disrupt your ability to get to sleep at night. Prepare for sleep. Avoid strenuous activity, exercise, heavy meals and bright light

his

“Just do it, and don’t get influenced by what other people tell you if it’s negative,” he said. “If they tell you something positive, go with it. If

you and you had

talk-

Create a good sleep environment. For most people, a good sleeping temperature between 18 C to 21 C. Avoid noise problems by using earplugs, soundproofing the room or creating white noise with a fan.

asked what his advice to anybody wanting to

Every couple of minutes, Peters would break from his routine and

make fun of people

to

falls

would be

and the U.S.

just hap-

time each night

with sleeping.

to date!

get into stand-up

who

same

Help set your internal clock by resisting the temptation

rising time.

away, but this time the grand prize

gig.”

issues he feels comfortable poking

where he

of the

England.

in

same material.” The comedian from Toronto had hour-long performance

an hour

his career.

The first few years of performing were rough for Peters, and he was even forced off the stage when he opened for a rap group. “I was opening for this group the Far Side and I was booed-off, but it was my fault,” he said. “I was only

his

within

George Carlin, and he

was Peters biggest influence when he began

bed

Save your bedroom Don't study, work,

come back and do

week,” said CSI Jody Andruszkiewicz. “We had a couple hundred kids in there today.” Andruszkiewicz felt bringing Peters to the Sanctuary would add variety in the comedians the on seeing are students

updates

an hour a week). Set a standard sleep in on weekends.

couple of laughs, which

again.”

to

asleep, but

Don't go to bed too early. If you're trying to get to bed earlier, don't change your bed time drastically. To avoid tossing and turning, go to bed a half-hour to an hour before the time you normally get to sleep, and then gradually go to bed earlier (e.g. by half

alright

said. “I

Go

fall

to avoid "jet lag."

ance.

comedians

than

nerve-racking.”

Peters said he used to sweat a

made me want

week we even had

said

he can’t take direction well.

arrive.

“I think this

nights,”

He said he just fell into stand-up comedy because' he had no career

at

better attendance

in

came back from Trinidad show for thousands of

“I just

and

it

tips

Maintain a standard bedtime.

comedian, including England, Africa, and New York.

informed the scheduled lunchtime show was cancelled because that comedian failed to

Russel Peters show.

they

number of

a stand-up

were

The CSI believes the cancellation ot that show had no impact on the

how

stages during his 14-year career as

and

may help improve your sleep: Avoid over-the-counter sleeping medication. These may help you to can disrupt normal sleeping patterns and leave you sleepier during the day. These

I

just appeared like that.”

plans, he wasn’t

a comforting sight for the

while

said Peters after the

“I couldn’t believe

Peters has been on a

had

Peters

happened

that’s ever

include sleep onset insomnia (taking more than an hour asleep), sleep maintenance insomnia (frequent wakening and difficulty returning to

fall

sleep at night) and early morning wakening. Others include hypersomnia (sleeping too much), sleep apnea (severe snoring) and restless leg syndrome (leg discomfort and jerking).

“That’s one of the funniest things

for

Sanctuary on

ethnic

their

group.

late.

Comedian Russel formed

to

it.”

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— SPOKE, March 31

,

News

2003

CSI election a mess of miscommunication, broken rules By NIC K HO RT ON

in the

CSI

constitution.

for an executive

Miscommunication and disregarded rules were both part of the was

circus that

March It

and match policy,” he

out on

a sour note

vice-president of

communiAbboud

cations candidate Nizar

was in

disqualified for not handing

an official transcript on time.

Abboud

did hand in a copy of

because

with the rule.

of personal issues. Miller says throughout his cam-

and bring it over,” she said. Sele Agbonaye, the CSI's chief returning officer (CRO), was prepared to hold a byelection if

Abboud appealed

single group saying here, this

him with

the required tran-

and he just didn’t pick

it

up

the decision.

to appeal the decision to dis-

qualify him,

was ready to hold a him and the

I

if

to

here

is

what

I

am

is

going

As I was was running

for your school.

do

doing

guy

this, the

against

was

I

sitting in his frigging

with his hand on the rule book, saying how can I get this guy or how can I nail this guy office,

Miscommunication arose when chief returning officer Agbonaye was considering extending the campaigning week because candidates were asking for more time. A few candidates however, weren’t aware that this was being

he

said.

Agbonaye added

was

felt

it

fairer for the students to vote

to

have a candidate

acclaimed.

possible

who I am,

other candidates for the post of vice-president of communica-

rather than

is

1

when he

he would do this because he

Region tree emerging from a rock indicates, anything you just try.

paign,

byelection between

tions,”

stress of

it

Stemmier was trying to nail him on every violation he could. “Essentially, the way I saw the whole thing, I was out campaigning giving 10 per cent and trying to rally support. I was at residence, I was in the school, I was talking to classes and 1 was talking with people. During the tire drill I was going around to every

was

a Waterloo

broke them. However, he soon withdrew his appeal because his in to verify his statements

“The disqualification was done by the general manager without my knowledge. I was only informed about it on the day of the election, which I think was wrong. If he

like this picture of

appeal stating what rules Miller violated and how he felt Miller

scrutinizer wasn’t able to

script

Many Conestoga College exams around this time. But,

said.

After finding out he had lost to Miller, Stemmier wrote a letter of

Abboud told officials illness prevented him from complying

to help

tree that could students may be feeling the

campaign up against election

his transcript, but not an official

chance, but didn’t take “The CSI bent over backwards

little

it

copy.

it.

The

is

make

Judy Dench, general manager of the CSI, said Abboud had his

(Photo by Denis Langlois)

be

points of his election

election

3-5.

started

when

felt,

to

outlined for them to follow is just not right. I could pick out key

interesting to say the least.

CSI

just

violating the constitution that

This year’s CSI election was

the

I

member

Problems also arose for

vice-president

in the race

of activities.

commuStemmier, who ran

Current vice-president of nications, Jeff

VP

of breaking CSI election rules.

after

“When campaign

activities,

was looking over

I

policy, he actually

his

had

said.

"He (Agbonaye) was under the assumption that the election could be moved back a week and had been

of

he

proposed.

accused opposing candidate Ethan Miller for

slips up,”

OK

was be campaigning

telling the candidates

for

them

to

it

Being a current executive member, it’s kind of weird a member of a board which I am currently on doesn’t have my e-mail address to send me that message,” he said Agbonaye responded by saying: “I allowed the candidates to do what they wanted, because actually none of the candidates played by the rules of the CSI." Controversy also arose when events programmer for the CSI Jody Andruszkiewicz told Miller

he had ripped

“I thought physical resources or

someone

else in the college did

said Miller.

“Maybe someone who had constitution

to the

CRO.

this

thing the next

First

went to Jody and said, ‘Would you mind telling me what’s going on here? I spent a lot of money and a lot of time on my campaign and every single one of

day,

my

I

posters has conveniently disap-

peared.

Who

did

did’

it? ‘I

he told

me.”

Andruszkiewicz, who is a fulltime CSI employee, refused to

comment. However, Dench be surprised

if

said she

would

Jody participated

in

taking down the posters. “I particularly asked our promotions assistant, who is not Jody, to take down the posters because

should have already been down. I would be very surprised if it was him,” she said.

they

isn’t the first

time controver-

sy has hit the CSI.

In April 2001,

This

Spoke reported on a former

presi-

dent filing a complaint about the balloting process and

organization.

them

read

and said these posters aren’t to be up during this week, went on a tangent, and ripped them down without talking

the

Stemmier. “He sent out an e-mail to the candidates telling

it,”

“The CSI

break,”

his posters

regulations.

said

spring

down

because they violated CSI election

is It is

the decisions they

broken about three-quarters of the

was OK, but about half of the can-

the benefit of all

election policies that are outlined

didates didn’t receive the e-mail.

said Stemmier.

a

its reliability.

professional

just

sometimes

make its

aren’t for

members,”


News

SPOKE, March

31,

2003

— Page 7

Tony Lee hypnotizes Conestoga By JASON NOE You missed out

you were not

if

He

beginning of his show, Lee told people onstage to leave because he could tell the hypnosis three

was not working on them. “People who do not want

variety show.

to be hypnotized won’t be,” he said. Lee enjoys touring the colleges

Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) put on the event, charging $7 at the door for admission. Even

and and

though the show didn't begin until 8:30 p.m., people were already doors

the

who had

opened.

to

act to

appear onstage, and he didn’t disappoint the lively Conestoga

crowd. Woodbury performed 30 minutes of hilarious stand-up com-

entertainment.”

Lee views his style of hypnosis as pure entertainment and escapism for the audience.

“We try

9:30 p.m.. the hypnoappeared in front of the excited Conestoga crowd. Lee explained what he was going to do, and gave Finally, at

instructions for the if

crowd

to follow

they wanted to be hypnotized.

them

told

hold

to

He

hands

their

together, hold their fingers an inch apart, close their eyes,

and

listen to

(Photo by Jason Noe)

Tony Lee, a so-called triple X hypnotist, demonstrated his abilities in front of a crowd 300 students on March 20. Students paid $7 to see the hypnotist in person.

He told one male student that he was going to be Lee’s assistant, only he was going to become a beautiful lady. Lee hypnotized a woman to believe she was part of

After, he told

any students

that

couldn’t break their hands apart to

come onstage

for further instruc-

because

their

back

them,

with

friends

were

Once

their dinosaurs.

were onstage,

their friends

Lee instructed them audience just

become angry with him. Back onstage, Lee hypnotized into

participants

other

believing

were driving cars, trying drugs, and attending an elementary school. He hypnotized one student to think someone had just even though he was already lying on the ground. The student began yelling insults at the person he thought stole the

About 20 people marched onstage with their hands stuck together, and sat down on chairs. Lee went to each student and broke hands apart, before giving them more instructions that would put them into deeper hypnosis.

chair.

Lee then turned to the audience and told them to listen to his voice, as calming music was played over the speakers. Those people who listened to Lee and believed in the power of hypnosis fell asleep. Lee went around to each person waking

with the other person.

them, and gave each a personality they were going to be for the show.

their

come

and whenever Lee would swear a certain way she would

ing,

stolen his chair,

tions.

onstage to go into the crowd and get one of their friends to

the school council against swear-

they

his voice.

to

get about

hardly responded to any of his jokes,

tist

The type of

you can have any age,

do,

the

Comedian Gavin Stephens performed next, but his comedy didn’t get the same reaction that Woodbury’s received. The crowd

for Lee.

is currently ready second season if a

any sex, any nationality laughing in same room, enjoying the same

experiences being intoxicated, and at the differences between women and men.

There was a short break after Stephens’ performance for the production crew to set up equipment

into his

show we

his

but he did have a tough act to follow.

move

constructive comedy.

edy, which featured jokes about his life,

comedy

has already filmed the

network chooses to air it. “We have pioneered and set the course for a lot of other entertainers who have gone the same direction as we have moved into,” said Lee. “There is destructive comedy and

'doing onstage; those who hadn’t were in for a rare treat.

sex

He

season, and

first

show before knew what Lee would be

first

currently looking for a tele-

show.

seen the

BJ Woodbury was the

around Canada,

universities is

vision network to air his

standing outside the Sanctuary an

hour before

people.”

explains

it’s the decision of audience members to fall under hypnosis if they are willing. At the

in

the Conestoga College Sanctuary on March 20. Triple-X hypnotist Tony Lee performed for almost 300 students who packed the room to see his

Students

some

sive to

Lee had instructed the

stu-

dent to only yell profanities, and not engage in any physical contact

how

show

to

the

of

more than

man who

originally wanted to a police officer, but fell into hypnotism by mistake. Lee said after the show there was no training available when he first for a

become

“I joined a society of therapeutic

was no nudity, but many embarrassed

hypnotism, but couldn’t get into it at first because I wasn’t a doctor. Luckily, because of my massage therapy background, I got in and

pleasure their dinosaurs. There

friends.

Lee then picked two female volunteers from the crowd to come sit onstage. Once they sat down, Lee hypnotized

down

strip

all

men

the

to their

onstage to

learned the fundamental basis of

We

also developed

and

I

it.

new methods,

began teaching

it.”

Lee couldn’t see himself working

underwear and

he began

were models of the opposite sex, and thinking they were holding

who had sworn

dinosaur sex toys.

tism with his variety

this point.

Lee

told the people

have to give credit to all three performers that went onstage tonight.” He views the success of this show as a building block for the CSI because they can only build off the turnout.

ing

came onstage

to

yell

at

Lee

repeatedly.

Lee has been performing hypnoshow for the

past 18 years. This

is

a big stretch

“Being we perform mostly

explained

and

fully

“I

was worried about

in

carefully,

may

because some things

be offen-

this

event

tonight, because the attendance of

has been sporadic.” said Andruszkiewicz. ’’But at the same time. I wasn’t worried, because this

He hopes

and males,” said Lee. “We are profemale and pro-alternative sexual preferences. We treat everybody as an equal. That has to be done care-

At

all year,” said CSI events programmer Jody Andruszkiewicz. “I

event always sells

post-secondary institutions, we are careful of what we do with females

I’ve

probably the best

events

the student council against swear-

parts of the

year,

he knows there are limits that shouldn’t be crossed when performing hypnosis on people during

onstage performing fake sexual acts on themselves, pretending they

more outrageous show included people

most amazing show

all

was yelled from

cream licked off his clothes by men who were hypnotized to believe they were women. Also, the woman who believed she was on

of the

the

seen event

touring and performing hypnotism on others for pure enjoyment. But

his shows.

Some

students, and they-*are planning on having Lee return next year. “That

in a doctor’s office, so

Other onstage highlights included a male student having whipping

hap-

is

Lee did that in the Sanctuary, leaving students crazily applauding as he left the stage. The CSI was extremely pleased the show went over so well with

dance around them. One man was also hypnotized to show his behind to the crowd when the name Jody the audience.

the audience for-

the crap that

pening outside in the world for a couple of hours,” he said.

was

started doing hypnotism.

sexually

they

make

all

itself."

the response next year

even greater for Lee. “At the end of the day. if I can make 300 kids smile and say

will be

they’ve had an amazing time, then I’ve

done

matters,”

my job he

and

said.

dents found out the

that’s all that

"Tonight,

CSI

is

stu-

serious

about throwing really awesome events."

Volunteer Cambridge’s annual Mayor’s Walk seeking participants By BRANDI STEVENSON

Before get

Step outside on a spring morning

and

take

scenic

a

through Cambridge

stroll

a

for

good

and

second

annual

for Volunteerism

it's

Mayor's is

May

3.

shaping up to be a great

event. “It’s

designed to be a fun morn-

ing, as well as to raise

for

walk,

some very good

some money

charities," said

participants

pledges and select a charity

they want to support. Half of the

money goes towards organization

and

goes Cambridge.

to

half

cause.

The Walk

the

their

the

chosen other

Volunteer

put towards sup-

The money community groups and

porting

promoting volunteerism. There is plenty for participants

to

see along the 3.5-kilometre trek as well.

we

are taking

is

through a rather historic area of downtown Cambridge, along the

ization that helps place volunteers

river pathways.” she said.

who need

the help.

opportunity for people to stop into the stores

on Main Street or

that

The walk goes up Main

Street

their charity.

O'Mahony encourages people take

it

to

a step further.

“We’d love

to

check out the market. O'Mahony

come

said.

with a theme.”

it

a

if

dressed up

all

in

team would costume or

of time to complete the route,” she added.

nity

some

while they w'alk. There’s going to be mimes, and other dancers guitarists, Entertainment is not the only way people can have fun. Last year some groups came with hats. Tshirts,

and even flags to identify

something

similar.

She

said.

"We

entertainment

performers along the way.

did

a

just

good

fit

thought that for this

it

might be

community

as

well.”

She added they thought it would be a good way for smaller groups to raise

money

Last year. SI 4.500 was split between 30 charities. Although they don’t have a target set for this year.

over

O'Mahony last year's

said

anything

figure

would be

w'onderful.

Volunteer Cambridge got the idea for the walk when another commu-

Participants can also enjoy

Sharon O'Mahony from Volunteer Cambridge. Volunteer Cambridge is an organwith groups

Cambridge a good It's

“It’s not a race, so they've got lots is

"The route

and through the Farmer’s Market.

since they

have the resources needed fundraiser on their ow n.

may

not

to plan a

The event

starts off at

9:30 a.m.

with registration, and the actual walk begins an hour later. Refreshments will be served at registration

and a barbecue lunch morning.

will close the

For those interested in taking forms can be pledge picked up at Volunteer Cambridge or Square, Queens at 24 at online off printed

part,

www.cvbinfocamon.ca.


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Each Sunday

naturalist

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Arboretum. The Arboretum is an area on campus that is largely wood-

the

it.

Guests can learn about insects, even gain a new

get the family out on the weekends.

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at.

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also

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Lynne Tetlow think that walks are a good opportunity to

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— Page 9

2003

CSI may implement underage-drinking cards Conestoga be safe than sorry. ‘The wristband policy works, but it’s not 100 per cent effective and the Wet-Dry program is probably

NOE

By JASON

the Sanctuary is open and the CSI wants to make sure it stays that way. Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) is looking to change how they handle pub nights and other events, after several Ontario uni-

The bar

in

for events,

and colleges

versities

lost

not 100 per cent effective either,” willing to bet that

The

like

New

Year’s

losing

liquor licence, after hav-

ing

its

13

is

in

documented them.

against

infractions

Lawrence campus lost its

liquor licence in the first semester,

and Sioux College had a 60-day licence suspension at the beginning of this year. Most of the charges were for underage drinking and students being served alcohol while they were intoxicated.

The CSI

views this as a scary

trend, and they want to make the bar in the Sanctuary even safer for students. They realize the college

bar doesn’t get as much student volume as the university bars do, but

it

only takes one incident to

“We

try

exceedingly hard to meet

the requirements to meet,” said

(

we

are supposed

CSI events program-

mer Jody Andruszkiewicz. “For

rnoio uy jasuri ivuej

Conestoga Students Incorporated is looking at underage cards for minors at pub nights and other several Ontario events. The cards are being considered because of a concern that developed after jniversities

example, events,

and colleges

at all

we

lost their liquor licences.

of our licensed pub

are required to have two

Andruszkiewicz feels having the police present to monitor an event is a great service, because students are going to behave when they see two uniformed officers in the same room.

know

“I don’t

leges

or

if the

other col-

have duty do know there weren’t

universities I

other schools over this past academic year, it has caused me a lot

of concern and grief.”

duty cops there.”

cops, but

change everything.

in

I

would by

place

issued

hol.

St.

College’s Cornwall

this

am

under 19 years of age. Andruszkiewicz believes by having this safeguard in place, it would limit any possible incidents of minors being served alco-

party.

College

have

The cards would only be

danger of

Mohawk

to

I

better

little

to students that are

was beaten

student

a

a

during

a

September.”

their

University of Waterloo closed both its campus

after

bars,

it’s

than the wristband policy.

licenses required to sell alcohol.

recently

“But

said Andruszkiewicz.

Andruszkiewicz

says

that

expenses for security at pub nights are extremely high, but it is worth it if it helps keep the environment safe For students.

He

expects these

Western and Fanshawe College, both in London. “It basically requires all underage students to get a wet-dry card that acts as a second student card,” said

Andruszkiewicz. “But it identifies them as an underage student who can participate in any event where alcohol

going to get worse with the double

Andruszkiewicz wants to see the framework of the program instituted at the college. He realizes students likely won’t want to have another student card, but because

cohort next year.

To combat

the rise in the student

CSI wants ment a new defence called the WetDry program. The system is

any the night of the incident at the University of Waterloo,” said Andruszkiewicz. “Because of the

population, the

rash of alcohol-related incidents at

already in place

to imple-

at

the University of

of

all

the

the drinking incidents over year, he would rather

past

Andruszkiewicz. “They pay the student fee, and they shouldn’t be punished because of their age.” The CSI has briefly spoken with campus officials about the issue, but Andruszkiewicz thinks plans should be in place before the double cohort hits the college.

The CSI

schedule meetings with the administration of the college to further explore the idea of a Wet-

wants

to

Dry program.

being sold.”

alcohol-related problems are only

is

“The only other alternative is to say no to underage students, and I don’t want to exclude them,” said

“We need

to prepare

now

so

we

are not scrabbling in September,”

“With more underage students coming, this is a safeguard we can work on together said Andruszkiewicz.

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Life

2003

Muslims

U.S. border regulations affect

of

place

colour,

By DENIS LANGLOIS

and

birth

religion.”

Siddiqi says most customs and immigration officers are understanding of people’s cultures and

(The name of the victim has been changed due to fear of backlash.) A Conestoga College student now knows what it feels like to be

When

who was bom

John,

“The U.S.

and

crossed

the

implement

Peace

biases

my

if I

rights

he

that involve

He

loaded into his car and headed across the border to visit a friend at the University of Buffalo.

plaints. (Internet photo)

Niagara Falls is one of three international border crossings near Buffalo, N.Y. Everyday about 260,000 people enter the United States from Canada and the majority of them take

The Peace Bridge

in

and proceed

about the

of the trip with his

leave.

director

“They gave me a manual on the terms and conditions I would have

what happened

he took to Saudi

answer. After being questioned for an hour, John was asked to step out of the room and was later called back.

John says

began ques-

after they

him again, he got upset and demanded an explanation. “They were showing me attitude and in return I told them that I tioning

don’t need to be treated like an

immigrant,” he says. After deciding he was no longer

John says he stood up and began to leave. But before he could, he interested in visiting the U.S.,

noticed three more officers standing behind him. John says he told to

answer

all

was

their questions

before he could leave

and was

answer them honestly.

instructed to

in

just

abide by

to

my

to

stay in had stapled a slip

passport that

show

my

during

America. They to

allowed to

before being

upon

I

would have

my

return

to

Canada.” John isn’t the only Muslim who has been questioned and detained before entering the U.S. According to BBC News, the U.S. has undergone criticism for its

new

regulations to register people

they

enter

the

The new policy allows

the U.S. to

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officials are

an unfortunate choice of having to

Canada by Pakistani

immigrants,

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while installing for support.

As

all

plastic

new wood framing it

stands now, the

panelling has not been changed, except for routine maintenance, since the arena was built in 1979. “It’s a sizable job for us to accomplish with our regular work-

it,”

Peter

said

head of maintenance opera-

tions at the recreation centre.

old and ets

is

showing

its

age. Air pock-

appear regularly during the year.

Paul Osborne, manager of athlet-

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asked what the cost of the project would be, Schlei gave a ballpark figure of $6,000, not including labour. Hiring an outside

ics

and the recreation centre, said

is no concrete plan, but they have looked into it.

there

“We

are finding out

what compa-

was considered, but wasn’t feasible. The total cost, including labour, would have jumped to around $25,000. “We are doing the same thing, but

no guarantee we have the money in place,” he said. He added that a synthetic floor would be the surface of choice because of the gym-

just getting the materials.”

nasium’s varied use.

contractor to do the job

When

students

return

in

the

spring, the arena won’t look any different in terms of colour,

it

will

just look newer.

A

new gym

considered centre.

The

nies are around, although there

“The main reason

for

is

the

current floor

is

also have around

recreation

parties a year, so a

23 years

it

would

non-traditional use.

also being

is

that

be multi-purpose. The gymnasium sees about 60 hours a week of class time that

floor

is

is

be ruined,” he

We

10-12 Christmas

wood

said.

floor

would


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31

,

2003

— Page 11

Board of governors elections in April for thought from

PA RTICI PACTION

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each Conestoga be holding an elec-

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sentatives on the college’s board

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of a recent

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book on

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raising

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notes,

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After the

your doctor

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the following 3 days ask yourself

looking forward to contributing to

the administrative Sharon are position Flood, college accountant, and Dr. John Donald, dean of the school

Vying

for

the college’s success. “I’m proud to be an employee of the college,’

member

tat right

that In a journal, record everything

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As the old adage

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and

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never sat on a board. “It’s going to be a learning experience for

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be challenging.

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on the APICS student executive Advisory Program the and Committee for her program, to

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or

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sugar,

impact the college and the it is taking,” she said. She has sat on a variety of boards and committees, and presently sits

will

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of information technology and

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— SPOKE, March 31

Page 12

Do By

,

Feature

2003

MARCY CABRAL

was

“It

like I filled in

my

lips

with a liner and left the house,” she (This

the third in a three-part

is

said,

grabbing the product from the “It looked awful, and my

series rating the best beauty prod-

drawer.

ucts.)

lips felt

Lipstick wearers around the world screamed in delight when cosmetic companies introduced all-day lip colour. But now that

do

which

here,

you

choose? With so many different brands, .shades, and advertisements the decision

than

it

was

more

often

is

difficult

thought to be. So, up some of that

first

in order to clear

lipstick confusion, here are three

brands that promise a day of long-lasting luscious

different full

lip colour.

Revlon Endless

cosmetician

all

long-last

Revlon and as a spokesmodel, has to be amazing,

lipstick

this

right?

one major flaw with

lipsticks

is

moisture.

She said the ingredients used to create the staying power sometimes counteract the moisture.

comes down

ultimately

“It

to

a

personal decision,” she said. “Either

you want the all-day colour or you want moist lips. But for the most part you can’t really have both.” After the

Craig decid-

initial trial,

ed she was going to keep the product but not because she liked it. “I paid almost $10 for this lipstick. I’ll just have to I can’t throw it out. use

like

Michelle Bishou, a

Shopper’s Drag Mart

in Waterloo, the

it

goes

With a name Cindy Crawford

to at

But for now

occasionally.

in the

drawer with

all

it

the other

Craig,

Jessica

student

a

Laurier

Wilfrid

“And

isn’t

a regular lip-

was

it

just

“The Forever Lipstick is fairly new,” Bishou said. “I haven’t really heard any complaints about it yet, but Maybelline tends to back their so

products pretty well,

don’t

I

to last for

applied

the

lip

added

also

that

uses.

to the

younger group,

28 year olds can

to

relate to as

was ready for a full day of classes with no time for touch-ups, so she thought the product was a great idea. But after only a few hours her lips began to feel dry. She pulled out a mirror to sneak a peek and

colour, she

noticed that the lipstick was pasted onto her lips.

famous

“Maybe Maybe it’s

slogan,

she’s born with

it.

Maybelline,” definitely holds true for this product.

Wendy

Shaw,

25-year-old Cambridge resident, thought she was bom with full, pouty lips, but she hadn’t seen, pouty until she applied Maybelline’s Forever a

feel-

Revlon

ances can often be deceiving. “It looked more promising than others,”

the

was “It I

still

my

of

off

was

intended to combine the best of both worlds, great colour and all-

sticks,

day moisture you apply when your lips feel dry. But somewhere along the line, something went wrong. “I applied the .colour,” Burke said. “And then I added the gloss. I happened to take a final sip of

my

orange juice before leaving day and there it was: lipstick on my glass. So it failed, for the

with colour.

had forgotten

rest

is

filled

looked awful.

had a tube of lip colour, and then the tube of gloss.” The Cover Girl two-step system said. “It

after a

Burke ultimately found the prodShe said about halfway through her day she noticed the colour was disappearing in the centre of her lips but the outer edge

22-year-old student,

in

lips.

It

was almost

to put lipstick

And

like

on the

taking the stuff

practically impossible.”

For removal of all long-last lipBishou recommends a strong

makeup remover, or placing some Baby Oil on a cotton absorbent pad. She said if you’re going to use a wash cloth be sure it’s one you don’t mind having ruined because the colour will remain on the fabric. Shaw admits she was sucked in by the thought of not having to reapply the product, and that it wouldn’t leave lipstick marks on glasses or napkins.

purchased the product because it was on sale, and because she remembered a commercial she

right there.”

had seen for it. “I'm so glad I bought this lipstick,” she said, smiling. “I’m never switching again. It makes my lips feel soft and I don’t have

lips,

not on your glass, or anywhere

“The idea is great,” Shaw said. “But after spending money on Outlast and being disappointed, I think I’ll just stick to good old-

else.

But Bishou said the product

fashioned, reapply-every- couple-

Shaw

The

uct a waste of money.

University of Waterloo

20

Maybelline Forever Lipstick

This brand comes in about 50 shades and looks wonderful, but as Alicia Burke found out, appear-

that lipstick.”

Maybelline products tend to sell well in comparison to other companies, such as Revlon. She believes it may have to do with the famous spokespeople the

had people come

the gloss.”

the

company

the

couple of weeks of wearing the lipstick and they need another tube of

Lipcolour

foresee any major problems with

but she also has an appeal that the

go on

didn't

it

Cover Girl Outlast All-Day

six hours the

applied.

Bishou

as

lips

“Outlast gives you that gloss, but I've

said the product

well.”

supposed

Craig

Endless product.

went on smooth, like stick, and even after colour looked like

be targeted

at

University,

eight hours?”

When

other long-last

tried.”

Shaw

In fact,

on your

didn’t cake or

have Sarah Michelle Gellar as their current spokesperson, and she can

out of five

sort of thick,” she said. it

It

Two

Rating:

'-hates the product. that

ad.

some of

flake, like

“Their campaigns seem to be marketed to the 16-28 range. They

bought Endless and absolutely “I found smooth, but

true to the

same dry

that Outlast has the

ing

only-used-once products.”

Wrong.

ing the gloss. But she also warns

“It was great,” she said, holding up her new tube of lipstick. “It held

brands I’ve

so dry.”

According

they’re

world?

long--lasting lipsticks last in real

to retouch for at least six hours. I love it, and I think I’m going to

buy Forever, forever.”

The product says

it

provides long-

lasting lip colour that stays

does work,

if

on your

used correctly.

“The problem with Outlast is that it doesn’t mention anything about a drying period,” she said. “Once you apply the lip colour you should wait for the colour to set and dry com-

of-hours lipstick.”

Rating: Three out of five

pletely before applying the gloss.”

She recommends waiting about

Rating: Five out of five

three to five minutes before apply-

Lipstick.

Alumni volunteer makes difference around the world By AIM EE WILSON Not everyone the world to

will travel across

make

a difference.

However, for 12 years Glenn Campbell, treasurer for alumni services, has been volunteering his time to build structures in Third

World countries. Campbell arrived back home » March 5 from his latest journey. For

Campbell volunteered and

community centres. During the year

the

Sears

also

approaches different organizations for fundraising.

“He

(Sears) has

such a good reputation,” said Campbell, adding Sears raised $37,000 for this project. Although the task force raises money, the proceeds go directly to the

materials

for

the

project.

the past three months, this

husband

Therefore, the volunteers pay for

and father of two was in

Vincent,

their

in the

St.

Caribbean, building a medical

centre in the village of Rillan Hill.

Campbell

from 1984 from

graduated

Conestoga College the manufacturing

in

wood

technolo-

gy program. He led the construction project in St. Vincent, which consisted of three teams. Altogether, .

medical centres, dental offices and

42 individuals went

across the world to construct the building.

“We

build anything the

community needs

that they can’t

afford to build,” he said. Bill Sears,

founder of the organi-

zation, started this tradition close to

20 years ago. Throughout each year Sears searches for places in

need of community structures. JSince Campbell’s involvement with the task force, he has been to St.

Vincent five times, Antigua,

Trinidad, St. Lucia and Dominica.

Altogether the task force has built

own accommodations,

food,

and transportation to and from the site. Since last June, Campbell owned his own cabinet business, which he sold to a competitor. “I wanted to try something new,” he said. Campbell said his most vivid flight

memory

of being to these countries

board of directors

Kakeka

camp

as

a

before

Just

child.

collecting

building

camp and

the

materials

for

volunteered his sum-

mer weekends

to

do renovations

to

up-and-ranning again. “I really get involved with kids and helpget

it

ing them out as

he

much

as possible,”

said.

Campbell stopped doing work Camp Kakeka two years ago

for

be with his wife

to

sick with cancer.

who became is now in

She

.remission.

they have,” he said, adding, “It’s

people he meets

nice to see their appreciation.” In

also his father.

many of

his

1

extra spe-

Campbell became involved with the site, he learned it was about to go bankrupt. So, he spent his time

tion

homes, Campbell said most people live on a 12-by- 2 dirt floor with chickens walking freely around the home. According to Campbell, despite the poor conditions, everything was done to help make them feel comfortable. Not only does Campbell travel and volunteer his time to needy countries, he also volunteers at kids camps. Until two years ago,.

is

Campbell because he went

cial to

was the gracious way the people treated them. “They offer anything

the

Camp

in Haliburton for 12 years.

This particular there

on

sat

at

Campbell

said he gets his inspira-

not only from the different

father

camps but

at the

He

started

explained

how

off pushing

broom and ended up being

a

the head

of the architectural department

at

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

Stelco.

The

next

possible

Campbell may be

to

trip

for

return

next

February to

St. Vincent to finish the second half of the medical centre.

“You don’t realize how building a building affects people. neat,” he said.

It’s

pretty

The joke’s on us Russel Peters performed in the Sanctuary on March 19 after his performance of Oct. 22 was cancelled because of car trouble. Peters had the crowd laughing when he broke from his original

routine to

poke fun

See

Page

story

5.

at

unsuspecting students watching the show.


News

Day

April Fool’s LEACHMAN

By LESLEY

still

April Fool’s Day is one of the most frivolous days of the year. It’s a simple holiday - no one gels to lake the day off, no presents need to be bought and no decorations

event,

is

it

a

Fool’s

April

light-hearted

April Fool’s

Day

is

the most frivolous

Day comes

the year.

they followed

New

calendar celebrating

Day on

April

1.

But

in

-a

Year’s

1582, Pope

Gregory declared that a new calendar (the Gregorian calendar) would replace the

one. The modcommemorated New

way of poking

fun and play-

a simple

-

Scotland

me

is

it

is

believed that

responsible for the kick

sign prank. In Scotland, April

Over

time, the French

refer to April

1

came

In

England, tricks are only played morning. Putting food

the

colourings in milk, tying shoelaces

someone’s shoes are pranks. If you fall

all

in

traditional

victim

to

sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of a classmate. When

and

the child discovered the picture, the

you and shout noodle! In Mexico, April Fool’s Day is actually celebrated on Dec. 28. It initially began as a remembrance day for the murder of children by

In France,

still

however, some people

celebrated

new calendar New Year’s Day

in April.

Others did not receive the

others

news of

the

modern calendar and

The

would cry poisson tradition of fooling

d’Avril!

someone

throw flour friends

and

at

your

family

— Page 13

For instance, in 1986 the French were stunned to learn that the government had agreed to dismantle the Eiffel Tower in order to put up a stadium for the 1992 Olympic Games. The tower was going to be moved into Euro Disneyland in eastern Paris. French patriots were relieved to find out later that

Also,

in

1

it

is

customary

your friends and

family on April Fool’s Day,

some people have taken pranks

was

994, a U.S. radio station

pulled a prank that excited a

to trick

it

just a prank.

to the

extreme

...

teenagers.

that

lot

with

of

Pepsi to

the

Pepsi

logo. In return, the teenagers

would

their

tattoo

ears

receive a lifetime discount of 10

per cent off Italy

Vladamir Although it is customary to trick your friends and family on April Fool’s Day, some people have taken pranks to the extreme, fooling thousands of people.

reported

It

was sponsoring young people

In

a

refused to follow the

fish)

to

Although

prank, the prankster will point at

(April

1

is

members.

and children would

Year’s on Jan.

ary prank

and the second day is called Taily Day. This day is reserved for playing pranks related to the posterior

in

to

In Portugal, April Fool’s Day is commemorated on the Sunday and Monday before Lent. The custom-

unsuspecting

area of the body.

as poisson d’Avril

King Herod. But, over time, the day began to change into an event where people cherished good times by playing pranks on others.

Fool’s Day'is spread over two days

together and stuffing newspaper

Roman

ern calendar

It’s

one of days of

no one gets to take the day off, no presents need to be bought ...

holiday

of a new calendar.

Rome,

I

For example,

from a serious matter, the adoption In ancient

soon spread to Britain and then to the American colonies. Each nationality developed a different

2003

31,

historic holiday

ing pranks.

“fool’s errands.”

have to be put up.

Although

on April

followed the old one.

The people who had accepted the Gregorian calendar mocked those who didn’t and sent them on

SPOKE, March

all

Pepsi products.

in

1995,

a

statue

of

miraculously Lenin weep. People came from

began to all over the country to witness milky tears pouring from the statue, until it was revealed to be a prank.

Student Support

Messageboards For

Mature Students and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and

Transgendered Students

www.concstogac.on.ca

Student Services/Resources Click: Student Services Office

Click: k.

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

A

hypnotizing

affair

show that brought in 300 people Sanctuary on March 20. See Page 7 for the full story.

Hypnotist Tony Lee gave a the

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Entertainment

2003

Bands rock the Circus Room

Horoscope Week of March

31-April 6

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Happy

Libra

Birthday

September 24 October 22

Aries! You Having too many options on your birthday could lead to chaos. Pick what you want to do the most; don't listen to your friends sugges-

the

they were hit by an earthquake, there was no reason to panic.

soon be done with the

will

which have been causing you stress. You will be rewarded

The roar they heard on Saturday, March 22, came from the Circus

for your efforts.

Room And

issues

Luckiest day: April

tions.

Although some people living in neighbourhoods near downtown Kitchener might have thought

-

that hosted five noisy bands.

because of the desperate shows featuring extreme

lack of

2.

bands

Waterloo Region,

in

special occasion for

March

21

“It’s

October 23

April 18

-

November

you have a

of work right

lot

now, deal with each problem or situation individually. Don't combine

your problems. Luckiest day: April

May

-

j

close friend will be bringing

you have been strugyou will have the answers soon.

good news.

If

gling with various issues,

Luckiest day: April

Gemini

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la

May

1

21

Be

31.

December 22

f -

wait

10:30 p.m. before the

first

band. Kitchener's Iron Bitchface,

came on the stage. The band, however, had fun its

grindcore

twisted

play-

music

at the jokes of Kayle Martin, the band’s vocalist. Some of their songs were no longer than 10 seconds and Martin attracted a lot of attention by uttering various

laughed

-

January 19

till

with funny lyrics which was appreciated by the audience that often

Capricorn

(C\>

The first bands arrived at the venue on 729 King St. E. at around 8 p.m. and within two hours, the Circus Room was full. tiny However, there were only around 20 fans who were almost outnum-

ing

March

at all,” said

Jason Smith, the bassist and vocalist of Dead of Winter, one of the bands performing at the show.

bered by members of the bands, which is a sad reality of most

on how much money you

careful

have any aggressive

shows of this kind in Ontario. Although the first people’ started coming before 9 p.m., they had to

are going to have lots of fun.

June 21

-

3.

Friends and family are going to be around you a lot this week; you

spend though. Luckiest day:

6.

are

feel

November 22 December 21

20

for the region, because

not

metal shows in the area

Sagittarius

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A

21

Don't procrastinate.

Taurus April 20

make you

to

Luckiest day: April

1.

we do

down. Deal with each problem as it comes.

going

good

-

stressors

different

Several If

was a

fans as

well as musicians.

Scorpio

Aries

it

many

and throwing his microphone on the floor. Martin, who is a Conestoga student and who ran the show, said the turnout was good, considering the concert was in Kitchener in a licensed place where minors were noises

You

will continue

an uphill

struggle to complete, something.

Whether will

work or school you

it's

soon achieve your goal.

Chaos and disorder

will have

you

make sense of your

struggling to

up on work. Deal

situation or catch

with one problem at a time.

Luckiest day: April

2.

not allowed.

Cancer

i

^

Aquarius

v.

January 20February 18

June 22 -July 22

show

is

our

sixth

Kitchener,”

said

Martin.

“This

in

“We’ve Slit,

Writhing Elizabeth, took a long time to make sure everything sound-

You

are going to start receiving

from putting extra

the rewards efforts into ects.

your work and or proj-

or family around you

out of the situation.

much going on

You deserve them.

Luckiest day: April

If friends

are bickering at each other, stay

someone 1.

to

You have

too

be worried about

else.

Luckiest day: April

-

disappointing.”

one of the better bands on the Canadian scene with a successful future ahead of

before the next band, FTF,

Elizabeth

is

definitely

February 20 March 20

August 22

You

will

have

to

fully. If friends

advice, give

the show. “It sucked,

the honest truth.

Disorganization chaos.

If

you

has

with

who

new drummer, Dan

its

Mills,

did a great job behind his

The

third band.

who came from

kit.

Hands of Death,

Montreal, was also

Kitchener for the first time. Although the band was formed just in

a year ago,

Europe second mix of played

it

has already toured

and is going to release its album. And the brilliant hardcore and metal they that

night

showed

that

are experienced

and confident musicians. During their set they were moving all over the stage and the vocalSteven

Boniferro,

often ventured off stage, in a great

who

also

seemed

to

mood.

his mood changed microphone stopped working and the band had to play

However,

when the

his

last

songs without his roar

while he was unsuccessfully trying

-

was fixed came on the stage. The Ottawa band is one of the most interesting grindcore Fortunately, everything

which is atypical band playing this kind of extreme music. But as always, Mel Mongeon and her aggressive screaming enhanced

a female singer,

for a

the

band's flawless performance.

The

set

with

full,

was excellent and exciting heavy sound and the band great response from the audi-

got a ence.

“We

love playing shows,” said

drummer Matt

the band’s

“This

is

our

show

first

and hopefully not the After

it

compilations and release

to

make

a decision

school.

Weigh both

already

who

have to deal with each issue

March

31.

late start, the last

March

Daniel Roth

is

1

:20

many fans were gone and some of those

And

of Winter

31.

band

is

were almost falling was a shame as Dead a talented and prospecit

that

rocked the Circus

with their fast black metal in

Scandinavian

style.

fast

the guitar was surand heavy and the drums and bass riffs echoed in

the

room

The sound of

a third-year

prisingly cold

journalism

who has

studied

clairvoyant issues for four

scope, since he

is

leaving us

begin a work term.

like

The was shrieking high voice, which a

hailstorm.

singer, Jason Smith,

his lyrics in a

years. This is his last horo-

to

Luckiest day:

CD

Mel (Mongeon).”

stayed

asleep.

was unusual but

sides of the

problem carefully before deciding.

expected to

a.m. At that time,

sense of everything going on you

student have

is

full-length

first

its

did not get on stage until after

to

make

Virgo

will

last.”

Backstabber Etiquette soon. “The album is done,” said Connell. “It's going to have 11 tracks on it and it’s one of our first

Room

You

Connell.

Kitchener

and the East Coast last year, FTF is planning on touring the United States in August. The band has released a number of split CDs and

tive

regarding a problem at work or

in

toured Ontario, Quebec

things with

lead

are trying to

Luckiest day:

August 23 September 23

was

bands on the Canadian scene, not

separately. 5.

It

band. Kitchener’s Dead of Winter,

will

Luckiest day: April

man.

only because they play without a bassist, but also because they have

weigh the odds

ask you for

them

to

said Boniferro after

Because of the

of both sides of any problem care-

know what

really it,”

the band’s first show in Kitchener and one of the first shows

was

It

be

and excellence the

don’t

“I

think about

in

them.

Although the members of the band looked young and the vocalist, Lee Newton, seemed nervous while

minute they started playing. July 23

passages that received loud applause from fans. Slit, Writhing

fast

Pisces

Leo

fat®

to fix the problem.

ist

their experience

SEH

The sound was excellent and it was an amazing experience to see them play their thundering deathgrind moving at medium pace with

ed perfect, but as the audience soon found out, the wait was worth it.

introducing the band, they proved

5.

guitarist

Hands of Death

been around for a year.”

The next band, Toronto’s

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

Topon Das (left), vocalist Mel Mongeon, guitarist Tim Audette and drummer Matt Connell played their first show Kitchener on March 22.

FTF

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

Dead of Winter’s bassist and vocalist Jason Smith Tim Grieco and drummer Michael McCurdy played Room in Kitchener on March 22.

(left),

guitarist

at the Circus

interesting.

During their 40-minute set Dead of Winter played eight songs that the band is hoping to release as a

demo

this year.


)

.

Sports

SPOKE, March

MARC HULET

If

(This

the second part of a two-

is

part series on the upcoming 2003

he

ready

isn’t

Myers should

slide in nicely.

area of weakness to watch

out for though

The National League appears to be a little bit more open this year than the American League. There season and

dominant teams

this

will be interesting to

it

Mesa

games

last

and

old

save 45

did

season but he

been

has

Stephenson,

defensive

the

in

inconsistent

good thing

the outfield

base and third base.

see which team ends up battling for

Atlanta

are

extremely talented, although the injury bug has begun to deplete

been trying to trade him because his abilities have been slipping and he has a questionable attitude.

Offensively,

good though because the Braves won’t get much offence from first

bullpen there isn’t much.

Schmidt has the best stuff of the group and if he can stay healthy, he can be dominant. Rueter has less than average stuff, but year after year he wins. Hernandez provides much-needed innings, although the Giants have

Tomko

injuries

in

their careers.

so

is

track records.

Hermanson

Dustin

have avoided serious

a

It’s

Jason

including

and Cal Eldred. Only Simontacchi and

probably the

is

outfielder

talent,

Simontacchi, Brett Tomko, Garrett

game.

throughout his career. Behind him in the

driving in 100 runs.

best

getting

is

pitchers,

is

Andruw Jones

the bullpen.

is

Closer Jose

one of the most potent in the Major Leagues. They are all capable of hitting 30 homeruns and Sheffield

Livan Hernander and Moss have heart and proven winning

The rest of the rotation will be made up of average Major League

Andruw Jones and Gary

Jones,

stuff.

of the

at the start

season, second-year pitcher Brett

One

Major League Baseball season.

arc not a lot of

good

spring, but he has very

— Page 15

open

National League race wide By

2003

31,

Cardinals

the

Vinny Castilla is a superior third baseman when it comes to defence,

their outfield.

Atlanta has been arguably one of

2 years

but he hasn’t hit well since leaving

off of, but his control

Phillies

but they are at their weakest point

Colorado more than three years

of the season after off-season knee surgery and it also appears Jim

did their best Yankees’ impression

pitching-wise since the late ’80s.

ago.

Edmonds

enemy.

the

title

of world champion.

Philadelphia Sure,

the best teams for the past

Philadelphia

the

off-season by throwing a

in the

of money

at

but

Bell,

lot

Jim Thome and David doesn’t guarantee

that

anything.

Thome

will likely struggle early

on as he adjusts to the National League after spending his entire career with the Cleveland Indians

Gone

are

Hampton was one of

Colorado.

and his

He was

past

he rebounded

year to put up

last

breaking

average power numbers.

Adding offence

to Philadelphia’s potent

are

Bobby Abreu,

Pat

Burrell and former Rookie of the Voar Jimmy D.olLnc After adding Millwood in a

dump by

salary

division

rival

Atlanta, the Phillies have the makings of a top-notch rotation. Padilla, Vicente Millwood,

Brandon and Wolfe Randy Duckworth make up the promising Duckworth has

battled

since

inconsistency

through

reaching the

majors and he has been injured

this

how he

esting to see

will

be

inter-

handles pitch-

ing for a playoff-contending team after winning 15 games for a losing

team

in

well

off.

name by

at

net instead.

the better team,” said

Legends captain Bojan Vidic. “They

tie

the better

1

all.

He

said he

2-

was going

to

Miro

and Jamie Scott retied to

it.

prove they were

left

Legends captain ’

Kosakowski wasn’t surprised by the loss.

Kicks

missed was just after Vidic scored the

Soccer Kicks

player got tripped, so they got possession of the ball in the

Legends zone.

Although Soccer Kicks didn't capitalize

on

that scoring opportunity,

Kosakowski did kick one

in for his

weekend

Mike team

Before the game, he said, "We’re not

the strongest team."

have some goalie

He added

talented

the

players,

team did

especially

Ben Morris. “He’s helped us out

a

National

the abilities they pos-

in anticipation.

One

thing

man

is

Jeff

will

that

the

hurt

the loss of second base-

Kent

to free agency.

The

Giants did act quickly though after losing Kent and grabbed not one, but two other second basemen out

of the free agency pool.

Ray Durham and Alfonzo are not going many homeruns as Kent

Edgardo to

hit

will,

as

even

combined, but they offer other skills Kent lacked. Durham will likely play second base and offer solid leadoff abilities as well as much needed speed to get into scoring position for Bonds. Unfortunately, Durham’s defence is worse than Kent’s average play second.

at

Alfonzo is by far better defensively at second base than Kent or Durham but he will be asked to fill the hole at third base that

when

was

left

Bell left the Giants for a big-

paycheque

in

Philadelphia.

League when you consider experience, ability and depth. They won’t be confused with

ger

Atlanta’s rotation of the ’90s, but

explosive power or ability to drive

they are good.

in

Jason

K.

DOYLE

fall

the

at

Athletic

Ontario

Association

tournament

at

RIM

Rueter,

Kirk

Schmidt,

Legends said they their title

will probably try to

next year, while Soccer

Kicks won’t be back because the players are graduating.

3-0

hands of Seneca, the

at the

no slouch defensively at third either but he doesn’t offer the

Alfonzo

is

runs that most teams want from

baseman.

their third

was pleased

that

the

Conestoga again spread out the

was

by

lead

hat

the

trick

of

Djokovic and the strong goalkeep-

Dino Vukmanovic. The win put Conestoga

ond place

in

their

pool and into

dashed

“The top two from each pool go through. So, basically, your first

their semifinal

get to the

Athletic College’s Ontario Association (OCAA) provincial tournament March 7 and 8 when

won

their

division

at

regional tournament, also held

RIM

the at

Park.

Conestoga got off to a strong start provincial tournament with a convincing 3-1 win over Royal at the

Ryan Sousa. Bojan Djokovic and Matt

McHugh

scored

for

the

Condors. The second game saw Conestoga

hands of Humber in game. Humber downed Conestoga 2-0, but Johnstone was happy just with at the

the chance at a medal, pointing out that

Conestoga

is

goals, with four players scoring. Djokovic notched his team leadfifth goal, with Marc Riberio. Alfred Maikano and Antony Ereyi

ing

each scoring one. into sec-

ment.

is to

a 4-2 defeat of Sheridan.

away with

Conestoga battled back in their third and final game with a 3-2 victory over Centennial. Conestoga

competition on Saturday. Conestoga's hopes of gold were

second day,” said Johnstone. The Condors advanced to the

bronze-medal game, but walked

eventual champions.

ing of

Military College.

lot.”

defend

the

in

staffs

team surpassed the goals they set for themselves before the tourna-

they

to play.

A

themselves a lot since then. But with Barry Bonds leading the team and some solid pitching - and with

Woody Williams

day, your only goal

winning goal with about one minute

Vidic,

goal of the game.

always

starting

Johnstone,

he said

far,’

1

Legends wanted

team.”

first

to

Conestoga’s head coach, Geoff

superior, and Bojan Djokovic scored the

Soccer

The Giants lost in Game 7 of the World Series last season and it doesn’t look like they’ve improved

past but he hasn’t looked the same

provincial

didn’t last long because

them ahead

chances.”

that

San Francisco

World

the

are above-average starting pitchers. Morris has won 20 games in the

College’s

Orasanin scored for Legends, putting

heels,

chance

to

it

Conestoga’s men’s indoor soccer team earned a bronze medal over

But, Soccer Kicks were right on their

One

make

By JAMES

pass the ball, but decided to go for the

The

depth

some outstanding young pitching on the way - maybe they didn’t have to make many improvements. The Giants have one of the better

the

“We’ve been lucky so

March

20.

lack

show

Condors win bronze

after scoring.

Bojan

to

Park. it

also

their position players.

ready for opening day.

Their outfield of Chipper

winning the intramural soccer championship 3^2 against Soccer Kicks,

“We were

And

Williams seems to be constantly one injury or another and the same can be said already this year, but it appears he will be

battled an assortment of injuries. Offensively the Braves are quite

later to tie

many

season.

this

battling

By BRANDI STEVENSON

missed so

much more

is

should injuries continue to haunt

hoping

since Kile died.

has also been an

He

2002.

The Cardinals

season to put together a

last

Matt Morris and

Byrd has impeccable control but

championship

“We were

St.

diamond

veterans fading rough with Fernando Vina and Tino Martinez.

the death of pitcher Darryl

season.

It

side of the infield as an excel-

but the right side of the

Louis Cardinals over-

every season.

and

Kurt Ainsworth

sess that have left scouts drooling

Giants

Edgar Renteria joins Rolen on the

Louis

can pile up wins when his control is good, but he is also capable of walL-irvg r«-vor<= than 1 OO betters in a.

his stuff is average.

in

left

Series.

intramural soccer

true to their

drive

is

better suited to be pinch hitters.

The Cardinals seem

a solid innings-eater

and the ability to 100 runs while playing

great defence

a con-

outfielder,

third base.

essary

Legends win

Legends were

Only Fick,

catcher and

the infield, Scott Rolen offers

they appear to have the talent nec-

inconsistent winner in his career and

starting staff.

On

capable of hitting more than 15 homeruns and both Francos are

for

ball.

is

worst

staff to

have question marks when it comes to pitching. They appear to have an abundance of starters but injuries striUc the staff without remorse

Ortiz

own

hit

little

to the starting three.

players are solid but

three

solid season, but they are

same fate. two seasons and Atlanta is banking on being able to resurrect his career away from the altitude in Colorado that flattened out his the

Foppert,

a

is still

survived the onslaught of injuries

Kile

horrible the

tough to get a

Franco.

The came

pitchers’

have been ruined by Colorado and Hampton suffered

is

wild and he can be his Jesse

list.

lent second-tier offensive shortstop

careers

output has been less than average

baseman (which led to him playing some second base) but

many

on the

will start the year

Damian Moss

Robert Fick, Julio Franco and Matt

St.

the years,

part

and Jerome Williams are all waiting for an opening in the starting

contract to pitch in the thin air of

leadership. In the past his offensive

for a third

League

National

the

in

first

Only star-slugger Albert Pujols

unspectacular.

best

the

disabled

base, the Braves are like-

miss the

will

employ a combination of

All

before he decided to sign a huge

Over

sive abilities at third base

first

to

ly

verted

runs for the Phillies and drive in a Bell’s best qualities are his defen-

At

Glavine,

Byrd. pitchers

ton of runs.

Tom

starters

Millwood (their best starter last season from start to finish) and promising southpaw Damian Moss. Mike them are Replacing Hampton, Russ Ortiz and Paul

American League. Once he gets on track though, he could easily launch 40 plus homein the

1

Drew

J.D.

a comparatively

"As

it

defeats

turned out. the only two

of the

“I think

Antony Ereyi was our

best player overall.

some Toronto-based colleges. “I was hoping for a medal.

cal.

Humber

is

three times, Sheridan.

Centennial, George Brown, two, three times the size of ours, but over the years, we've been able to

compete

with

them.

Toronto-based

school

in

he

is

He played

very',

large

very physi-

very skilled but also

is

physically intimidating."

Johnstone was impressed with the “consistency and the accuracy"

Djokovic showed. Djokovic averaged a goal a game for the tournament, "an unbelievable level” according to Johnstone.

said

As a team. Conestoga was impressive at both ends of the field, and closed what was called an "up-

large.

and-down" season by Johnstone

Johnstone.

The Condors faced another

finished

strong tournament.

small school with less depth than

get the big Toronto schools, like Seneca is four times the size (of our) student body,

who

and second," said Johnstone. Johnstone felt the team’s overall performance was exceptional, with Ereyi and Djokovic playing a

first

minutes, he was

When you

two days were

against the two teams

the

with a third-place finish.


.

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,

2003

The end

is

Where will you be on of

it all

hits

April

$700

in

3 when the end

Conestoga?

Miss the end and

Over

coming!

you'll

miss a

lot

prizes to be given away that night!

Doors open at 4:00pm

CONES TO

STUDENTS -

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bring proper ID

Wristband policy

is in

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