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offers

With

exam

Steve Patterson’s act was really funny

head

to the Stress

times but wasn’t

at

a huge

time just around the corner,

Conestoga College, Kitchener

April 7,

movement

Antiwar

34th Year

gaining strength

By CARLA

SANDHAM

time and part-time jobs currently available. Free also said students

for

Easter eggs this season, hundreds

By PETR CIHACEK

of students search for

summer

jobs.

to stop the

next war.

movement

protester Davin “Next time (the Americans) go somewhere, the

growing,”

said

Chamey.

movement

will

equal

will

be so powerful

power of

the

W

Sanctions on Iraq,

peace

activists

a

group of organize

now find

to

or a full-time job after graduation.

of 1,156 people are cur-

registered

workopolis-

at

an excellent “It’s

Web

site

job seekers. the main source of jobs and start for

said,

adding the Internet

is

a hot

ism.

for

he

Free said students should also those

golf

golfjobs.com they’re looking

said.

“The States thinks it can go from one country to another, killing people without taking any respon-

job links

sibility.”

services office.

Chamey

movement might

war against

be more successful

Iraq,

it

many

for.

A

have what complete list

other Internet resources to is

available at the career

Other places

also said that although

the antiwar

stop the

of

enthusiasts,

may

when another

conflict breaks out.

Wilfrid Laurier University pro-

And

finally, newspaper classiand business sections can give people ideas where to look for employment. She said by reading the business section students can find trends and if there are any companies experiencing growth, which may need more help.

fieds

WHAT YOU NEED Confidence. Whether

it’s

gradu-

dents needing a

summer job, bragAnd the

ging rights are warranted. best

way

to

do

this, said

writing a cover

“You

really

self using said,

have

to

look for employ-

cover

is

by

market your-

good action

adding

Free,

letter.

many

verbs,” she

students don’t

realize the effectiveness of a to

ment are the Human Resources Development Canada Web site and the Employment Resource Centre in Kitchener. The centre provides access to job banks, which list full-

not

should

looking for seasonal work

time employment or returning stu-

check out cooljobscanada.com and

war,”

is

ating students searching for full-

area for job searchers.

an illegal

to find jobs, Free said.

“Think about contacts and ask everyone you know.” She added networking is always an important person

total

war on Iraq is an example of American imperial“It’s

who

effective

aspect in finding a job whether a

allows seekers and employers to target specific things so they don’t waste time looking for jobs they can’t or don’t want to do,” she

said the

“it’s

A

is

with us.”

of

WHERE TO LOOK

posted. Free said this free

ongoing war. “We’re doing weekly protests on Saturdays at 2 o’clock by the Kitchener City Hall,” he said. “If people are concerned about democracy, they should go to the

Chamey

a lot of great jobs out there

and students just have

campus.com, a job search site for students, and 157 summer jobs are

protests against the

streets

She added there are

lot

jobs, especially in manufacturing.”

way

rently

who

“They do take some of your

Sara Free, a career services officer

the

a

third-party

However, the olcfadage you know” is in fact an

it

member of the KCommittee Against War and is

out

about where you want to work and begin preparing your resume,” said

them.

American government.”

Chamey

the time to start thinking

is

at the college.

is

check

should

recruiters such as Kelly Services.

wages, but they also have a

“Now

Local activists believe that the worldwide peace movement will

antiwar

12

summer job

While many children hunt

grow strong enough

— No.

time to find

It’s

that

“The

Free Zone.

Jays’ season underway The fans had a great time at the opener despite an 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

with

hit

the audience.

Monday,

free

clean routine

good

letter.

In addition to using positive lan-

guage

in a cover letter, she said con-

enough not be included. Continued on Page 2

tact information, large

to miss, should also

fessor Peter Eglin also believes in the

power of the peace movement.

“This conflict

is unique because been a worldwide opposition before it even started,” said

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

there’s

“And

Eglin.

it’s

promising

if

not

for this conflict, then for the next

David Alexander, an English student at University, sits in the tion to the

war on

Peace Camp

Wilfrid Laurier

tent to express his opposi-

Iraq.

one.”

He

were sucbecause they made the American people more skeptical about the action their government said the protests

cessful

is

taking.

David Alexander, an English dent

at

also

stu-

Wilfrid Laurier University,

believes

that

the time until the

“I

oppose

this

war

is

war,”

The anthropology and sociology

over.

said

Alexander. “Hopefully,

they’ll realize that their leader

manipulating them and that

is

attack

war but also against the threat to democracy in America and the world.”

“The president might not be listening but the

American people

are.”

beat

David Alexander,

student

university

students,

take

turns

occupying the tent and they plan to have at least one person there

“I’m very pleased there."

Camp.

see

it

he said about the Peace "I

support them."

helping hand

Members

antiwar protests.

donation of $3,225 and two manuals from Rick Antaya. of the

said he

is

pleased that he did it

this

time as the

Peace Camp showed that students do not need to be urged to raise their voices.

“But to

A

his opposition and encourage students to engage in

He

the action.

was

(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)

with a stick for hours to

it

not have to do

founded as a form of protest

near

is

express

Wilfrid Laurier University

against the war. Protesters, mostly

the campus Avenue that

Kingdom

and inhuman,” he said. During the first Gulf War 12 years ago, Eglin dragged an oil drum into a campus courtyard and illegal

Eglin. who called the war a “major tragedy and a crime,” said he is happy that the students took

of

on Iraq will only make more Muslims and Arabs turn to “Osama bin Ladens of the world.” “The action taken by the United

States and the United

sided tent pitched on the grassy

University

worries

we’re reacting not only against the

Alexander is one of the residents of the Peace Camp, a large openstretch

his

about world security and said the

lie's

participating in an illegal war."

professor expressed

Alexander. “And by being here

ordinary

Americans will get the message. "The president might not be listening but the American people are." said

all

if

the rate of civilian casu-

alties starts to rise dramatically.

I

of the recreation

and leadership program accepted a

Waterloo Wellington Dufferin Rural Recreationists, on March 29.

The program will be taking over the printing and distribution of the manuals. The revenue will be put towards student bursaries and enhancing the program. Those taking part in the presentation included (from left) Rick Antaya. Norma McDonald-Ewing, recreation

and leadership program

faculty. Bill Jeffrey,

dean

of the

might get the drums out again." he

school of health sciences and community services. Laura Holtom.

said.

advisory chair for the program, and Greg Burns, program co-ordinator.


News

Book

From the Sanctuary

Remember back

to nursery school or kindergarten?

class and told everyone to lay

when the teacher stopped

down for

were the days.

a nap. Ah, those

when all that we did was sleep? They should But why did we need 'nap time’ when we were younger ones to stay awake for the entire half of a day that have reversed the system and a forced the little they were

school,

in

and

let

them sleep on

their

own

By AIME E

There was always that wonderful time of day

time. Give the older folks the opportunity for

a success

fair W ILSON

store

26, textbooks, lami-

nated' references and dictionaries, name a few, lined the hall-

staff in the learning resource centre

just to

way

took care of

the concourse of the E-

in

we

all

know we need from time

to time.

Sixteen different publisher repreattended this year s

with the publisher’s representa-

sentatives

Now that exams are coming is

into the forefront, the issue of sleep

and being refreshed going

into

them

book

fair,

organized by the col-

prominent to the success of a college career.

tives,

promote new

lege’s bookstore, to

that

On average, most which

is slightly

amount for

below the acceptable

a healthy lifestyle.

is

f ive

and seven hours of sleep per night,

which Health Canada states

level of eight,

Now how will cramming

is

before an exam, and only getting

the nominal

2

or 3

hours

of knowledge retention that a student can hold on

The amount

of sleep affect the results? Simple;

such a limited amount of sleep

between

roughly l/?th of what they could have retained

if

they had had the

In previous years, the event

held

in

This year the book

one combat this predicament before

How can

First, having a plan in place

process.

If

tion recall

you can't

fully

are far less

as to when you

its

will

is

just as important as the actual studying

comprehend the material when you are studying, the chances of informa-

likely to occur.

Marlene

Secondly, ensure you are attending

sound

like a

have to do.

of the classes and taking as

many notes as

possible.

It

may

studying you wil simple concept, but actually going to class will decrease the amount of The more you know initially, the easier it will be to recall the information when you are

studying or writing the exam.

is

1

also an

resumes and

provide additional tips for writing cover letters and resumes. She rec-

it

but

in

all

of these tips

the years to

in

come as

mind

will

at least

their

once and

applicable.

explosion of e-mail, many employers now ask candidates to e-mail their resumes to the company. Free said people planning to do this should make the

With

the

(cover

and

letter

not only help you be successful throughout your college years,

resume) as one document, put the name of the position in the subject line and include contact informa-

- Jeff Stemmier,

case the attachment does not work.

well.

tion in the

Vice President of Communications

body of the e-mail,

in

Free said the first thing to do before committing to a job is figure out what your objectives are. living? to a

Do

I

have a

job elsewhere?

Do I want experience related to my program? How much money do I want

to

counsellors at Student Services are here to help with issues to help * that students face on a daily basis, but were also here

in your you connect with the many resources that are available with social area. We have information, brochures and contacts agencies in services, employment, housing, counselling and other

rate

on average

is

between $8.50 and $9.50 per hour.

intends to extend

FOR JOB SEEKERS

TIPS

Check job

sites frequently

Seek assistance from career

human

other

or

services

resources departments

Be Be

patient, but persistent

prepared, research compa-

nies,

have great resume and

cover

letter

Attend Career Fairs (Sept. 2003) with roommates If living make sure the answering

machine message is appropriate and states your name And always remember: if it is your passion and dream there is always a way to get there, just put your best self forward

relates to their

program

at the col-

lege.

“Related experience but

life

experience

is

important,

also good,”

is

she said, adding both look good on a resume. to

those

who

something unrelated

gram brings

in

find

doing

to their pro-

more money, Free

seeing

suggests doing what will pay more

minimum wage jobs, which pay $6.95 per hour. And there are

and volunteer somewhere, which relates to their program.

companies, such as Nestle Water Canada, that pay between $12 and $15 per hour.

Either way Free said there are jobs from office work and retail to

Free

said,

adding she

is

fewer also

Some

Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and other communities.

Zister, nursing faculty.

critiqued

And

make?

The going

The

fair

said

WHERE TO WORK

Where will I be car to commute

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Community Resources

editions,”

attend.

asset in obtaining a job. Free said she and others at the career servic-

update

latest

allow more faculty the chance to

professional resume

when

to attend

Chris

Have resume

resume critiqued

the

see

The bookstore

Hoelscher and Jarka Kolar, book-

es office will critique

who happened

the hours of the event next year, to

Gayler,

Tannis

as

attachment

Keeping

said

services, as

ommends everyone have all

event,”

forward to the book

“I look

June.

A

this

store.

to

to

Continued from Page

goes too far?

sleep

chance

review textbooks more thoroughly before the ordering due date in

well

deprivation.

fit

the event and were interested in any material can contact the book-

was held

fair

earlier to give faculty a

Mary Andraza, operations and campus

that have obtained proper sleep before a midterm This being said, studies have shown that students higher than their counterparts from the land of sleep or final have scored on average 10-15 percent

of

Students

was

May.

supervisor, retail

proper amount of sleep.

like a logical

take over the organ-

Andraza.

year.

college students are only getting

seemed

it

we would

ization

upcoming school

material for the

it.

“Because of the direct contact and involvement the bookstore has

wing.

the well deserved nap time that

year’s

this

fair.

Last year, the event was organized by the dean’s office in the school of business and prior to that,

Books, books and more books.

On March

organized

staff,

book

students

may

also

wonder

whether they should get a job

that

construction and resort guides. “There is something for everyone.”

Especially as the school year draws to a close for graduating

important to make a connection with people and places outside the college. These resources can help you find an affordable home, find a car seat, baby clothes and toys, connect

students,

it's

to counselling groups and workshops, or give a

number to phone

in

a crisis. Specific professional support can be provided for pregnancy, alcohol and drug counselling, single parent and family

supports, credit counselling, legal aid, and many other services.

If you're not sure where to go for help, just ask us.

We

II

you get connected with the right people.

A Message from Student Services (Room 2B02)

help

Conestoga Christian Fellowship

Bjble.

Study:

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

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interested or with questions. Enjoy the fellowship of friends.

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News

Be

Ever wanted to just get away from it all especially around

exam time? Student Services and Conestoga Students Ine. (CSI) plan to whisk students away to a better place dur-

Zone

Stress Free

resources and

Print

at

the

college April 15 and 16.

hand-outs

matherapy and reflexology demonand possibly a yoga instructor. Each is there to assist

strations

students with a variety of stress

management techniques. The aromatherapy booth ture

two

vides

Falling five days before the final

oils; lavender,

will fea-

which pro-

relaxing and soothing and the invigorating rose-

a

effect,

exam week

(April 21-25), college

mary

counsellor

and

Also during the drop-in-event, which is free for students, a reflex-

Joan

organizer

Magazine said she hopes

how

teaches students

the event

to relax dur-

ing the stressful times ahead. With

humour combined with activities and some

little

hands-on

while having fun,

stress

added Magazine. “If

we can

offer

students to chill,

1

and hand massages, which improve circulation.

sitting)

And

a traumatic

will

be on display outside of the

for

room

am

it,”

Magazine.

all

for

too.

For two days, between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Room 1B26 be transformed into a tranquil

sanctuary for students.

“We

and

waterfall

Magazine

relaxation soft

music, a

Paul Harrison, above, a firstyear graphic design student, glues the pieces of his country

and knowing how

cope with

to

is

it

especially important during exams.

and

She said when people are under too much stress their immune system fails, they experience insomnia and even have difficulty thinking

One

stressed-out

she

tip

offers

students

design

“People to

manage

who

landscaped miniature

is

He hopes the purchased to use as

a full-scale

float in the

2003

Schneider’s Oktoberfest

to

parade. Right, Lori Goldthrop,

eat

to

is

city

float together.

healthy and keep active.

lighting,”

said.

Detailed miniatures

said

in,

a normal thing, she said,

is

straight.

will create a relaxing atmos-

phere with

experience,

draw people

to

Stress

test

(Photos by Carla Sandham)

who

an episode of Mr. Bean,

has

some time

Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer. He added he might even take advantage of it

mas-

sages (a shoulder massage while

said

will

oil.

ologist will demonstrate chair

healthy treats, students can learn to

manage

— Page 3

be available as well as aro-

will

a

2003

15 and 16

SANDHAM

By CARLA

first

April 7,

stress free

April

ing the

SPOKE,

also a first-year student,

are healthy are able

makes a ladder

stress better,” she said.

her minia-

for

ture float design.

Students agree with Canada’s position on war By DIANA O’NEILL

undertaking military action against

Saddam Hussein and

security.”

in.

The show

latest

Ipsos-Reid poll results

of

majority

the

that

Canadians are glad

that

our country

what we believe

and sciences student, agreed “If the tables were turned, I can’t see Americans getting involved with our issues of

by standing up

for

The majority polled

they oppose the U.S. and

has stayed out of the war in Iraq.

The March

which was released showed a lot of people

its allies

Pirrie,

general

poll,

a

28,

and student,

to stay out of the military action.

that

theme among students

arts

did

Canada

gent choice.

United States shows the world is independent, while 47 per cent feel we’ve turned our back on our neighbours. Although the approval rating of the prime minister’s handling of the

doesn’t

not

believe

that

agree with

“I

“It

how

really

Chretien

handling the isn’t

she said, adding, “We’re supposed

fight

but we've also seen

why

to

it

be their

isn’t

ally,

is

sit-

Iraq situation declined

through history that they haven’t

going

always been there for us instantly either. In the First World War, the

with the United Moffatt

U.S waited three

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first

Canadians

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general are sup-

portive of the position the govern-

years.

the

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whole thing

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student.

said Clint

He

“Chretien

added,

being

a

is

smart

by

politician

doing what his public

wants

and representing I Canadians. don’t always agree with what

said

architectural

he does or says,

ment has taken. Younger Canadians are the highest demographic group polled to

Second

agree with Jean Chretien's stance

joining

on the war. This seems to be Conestoga students.

do

Chretien has received flack from

among

Germany

with us.” said Candice Beselaere.

various prominent figures regard-

asked

declared war on

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The Ipsos-Reid

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poll also

military support. Sixty-one per cent felt that the

government's decision

not to participate will have serious,

economic consequences

negative

for Canada.

The

impending

misalignment

with U.S. policies seemed to be a

concern for students as well. “It will probably come back to us.

I’m not sure when, but most we’ll see the affects with

at a

business

trading,” said Moffatt.

can see them holding it against because they're the kind of people that won’t let that go,” “I

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April 7,

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2003

THREE MORE WEEKS!!!

about

It’s all

the location will Anyone who knows anything about real estate house a of price number 1 factor in determining the

tell

you the

location,

is

location, location.

what Conestoga College has. on how fast you drive, is only an houi depending Toronto, in Niagara Falls and at away. Add another hour and you’re beside one of the busiest highthe border. We also sit right prime real estate, with high-priced in the world. This is

And

that is exactly

ways the

K-W

areas in area being one of the fastest-growing

Ontario.

This

,

.

all

sounds pretty good, but does

.

.

mean anything

it

to the

you live in residence or around the campus. hole. It you need Most don’t have cars, which leaves them in a you are on your pizza, of slice a want more than a bag of milk or Of course, you Plaza. Park Pioneer to and way to the bus stop students? No, not

if

defeating the purpose could walk, but for a slice of pizza you’re of grocenes down and not everyone wants to carry six bags Homer Watson Boulevard.

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... Kitchener.

in area isn’t exactly the liveliest area drink milk only can they but exciting, it make Students try to and eat pizza for so long. disappointresidence in the minds of many is the biggest

The Doon

The ment of

Canada’s water priceless

run in the style of a hotel. need to be closed and Visitors need to be checked in, doors Walk in past the place. the over all are fines signs about possible all.

It is

the elevator and you re front desk by mistake and step into trespassing rules in already in the hole a hundred bucks. Strict a student residence? What’s next, a curfew? However, the great thing about the residence is you feel pretty safe when you’re in there. It literally feels like you are in a minimum-security prison, but without the convicted criminals. The doors are all metal with dead bolts and the whole place is wallpapered and painted the same color. Plus, all tenants have a security card to swipe before entering any

ground floor

hall-

ways. security card, If you’re a visitor and can get your hands on a residence the roam now You may it’s like finding gold.

Conestoga Students

Inc. tries to

throw wonderful parties and

people do not want to be here and many choose not to make the trip, so attendance is bleak. The Doon area needs to see restaurants and businesses geared towards students. There is a market despite the high land value. in the sanctuary, but

A good start would be for a few businesses to open up in the vacant space available beside the Chinese Delight. Kitchener

growing by leaps and bounds.

is

By

the year

2025, regional planners expect the population to rise by 30 per cent to 590,000. Hopefully, these people will want to take advantage of the thousands of college students looking to spend money. There is a market out there ready to be tapped. After all, my choices for dinner include

Chinese sports

Not exactly

Tim Hortons, McDonalds, and

bar.

living

it

up.

a

term effects bn the environment could be devastating. Rivers and

colourless, odorless,

and some day could be more valuable than

As

lakes could have their water levels

oil.

tinues to grow, and we pump more pollution into the environment, the

kill

Leachman

If

water will be available

less fresh

drastically reduced,

Lesley

the world’s population con-

As will

fresh water

grows scarcer

it

People can

live

without

oil,

but

can only survive a few days withRight now, Canada has about

one

fifth

ply. If

of the world’s water sup-

Canada were

quantities of water,

the

to export it

bulk

could boost

some

already inquired about obtaining

some of Canada’s water. The U.S. wants to utilize to

meet the

life.

not regu-

we

thought.

The

federal

government has

real-

could be an excellent way for

ized that over time there will be

Canada to bring in revenue. But what would this do to our environment? The plan the U.S. has proposed would severely damage the

more pressure on Canada to export water. The government originally wanted to make changes to the

surrounding wildlife, plant life, fish.

Some

countries have

Canada’s water supply

But Canada has

Providing the U.S. with water

and

economy.

In fact,

the Great Lakes.

water exportation

is

and moderated carefully, we could find out a century later we don’t have as much fresh water as

Opinion

yet to agree to this plan.

become more expensive.

which could

off fish and other marine

lated

to supply the world.

out water.

freely.

bashes

It’s clear,

provinces also believe that

Canada’s environment needs to be protected and have set laws and restrictions

on the exportation of

water. But, other provinces see

demands of their farmers in the southwest. They want to redirect the Yukon and Mackenzie Rivers down the Rocky Mountain trench and trap several Quebec rivers inside a dam across James Bay

water as being a great opportunity

and flush the water down through

water in bulk quantities, the long-

to

make money, and have begun

to

Boundary Waters Treaty in order to prevent more bulk water exportation. But, British Columbia and

Newfoundland

is

sions have been made. I

being shipped to parts of Asia. If

Canada did begin

to export

its

outside of

ment has decided to make a new treaty, which would incorporate all of Canada. The treaty is currently being discussed and no final deci-

dapple into water exportation. Bottled water from Lake Superior

fall

these boundaries, so the govern-

hope

that our

government

decides to choose Canada’s envi-

ronment over revenue. Money won’t benefit Canadians if we’re dying of

thirst.

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Comedian faces tough crowd perform

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comedy

Performing Sanctuary

“I really

task.

who faced

a tough

crowd

was

it

al.

erupted in laughter to Patterson’s singing of an Iglesias song, but they stayed mostly quiet for the

remainder of

his

“Fortunately, the other comics

was with were

a bad sign hear the can when you

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edgy

war

the

Iraq,

in

Hortons, and the people walking avail. into the Sanctuary, but to no one point during the show he

dent

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years touring as a stand-up comedi-

company expanding

office

locally.

Army

has been across Canada, and performed in Ireland, England, and

On April

be featured

CTV

in a

knew

12,

come-

ing such errors.

in

There were problems with the

that

policies

election that

cover byelections. In instances

where the

CRO was

to

it

was going

set

up

for

fortable chairs,”

it

room with com-

he said after the

tough; they don’t laugh because they are kind of

“It’s

lounging and distracted.”

one performances that he to

considers one of his worst experi-

ences onstage.

show

in this

is

is

striving hard

apparent the

You may

chief returning officer can

issues, the CSI stepped in to assist him in making decisions accord-

longer be a student because of the issues surrounding the cur-

ing to policy.

rent election.

But these problems do not negate the poor reporting in this

Despite his personal misgivings regarding

CSI

was obligated

policies, the

CRO

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to follow them.

article.

There can be mistakes associated with elections, which is why the

CSI

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Patterson said once he

of his earlier

CSI

opening April 14th.

a challenge

comedic background

even allowed him to become a writer for the television show. This

Patterson

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really funny,” said business

Patterson onstage.

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ous.” “I think there should have been more people here, because he was

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seemed like a conversation almost, and people would stop paying attention when he would get seri-

being put into the machine,” said

large

CRO

Judy Dusick, not Judy Dench. Obviously there are errors in this article and missing key

more students are immature,” said computer programming stu-

“I think if

but

Looking

he received

weeks

should have researched this article more thoroughly before print-

without maksomething he

Sanctuary.

warm

six

Abboud

“You know it’s a bad sign when you can hear the individual change

the

CSI

election dates because

poli-

up so we can have less clean more and profanity humour.” There were also students on campus that enjoyed the show, but felt nobody was laughing at Patterson’s jokes because of the lack of profane comedy. “He was really funny at times,

in his routine

At joked about being able to hear money falling in a change machine in the

CSI enforced.

for

fol-

when

Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) arranged to have Patterson

Tim

lowed policy. While it may seem small, Mr. Horton should also exercise sig-

ing

today.

Patterson even tried poking fun at

board of directors. policies that govern an election

little in

ing sex jokes, believes that 90 per cent of the comics talk about in their routines

comedian

saying none of the candidates

by the CSI Nor were the

It

Patterson admits he likes getting

Steve Patterson,

from

his duties prescribed

did

and

the evil eye

election

option of a byelection for being disqualified. Not only did Mr.

playing pool.”

put into the machine.”

his family,

I

CSI

a far cry

is

more variety in, in terms of different types of comedy, than we can

after that with this

me

guy giving

change being

individual

show

tinue the

I

guys so had to con-

really big

they stopped him, but

it’s

This

an

build

the

Patterson.

performance.

policies.

members must be held

where they didn’t stop playing pool during the show, and this guy came up to me with a pool cue because I had insulted him,” said

crowd

Sanctuary

The

stalker.

returning officer did not carry out

“The crowd expects a certain kind of humor, and we’ve catered to that crowd quite heavily,” said

being a

Iglesias

of the five eligible candi-

dates did not violate

the chief

that

is

Two

Mr.

significant fact

his

cies stale the election of executive

Sanctuary March 26.

when he did an impression of singer Enrique

in

The most

Horton misses

publishing

before

and vulgar humour.

Steve Patterson

entertains students

story.

ments

the names of his sources correct. The general manager of CSI is

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

Comedian

facts that bias the article.

nificant care in ensuring he gets

the other

all

Andruszkiewicz.

came

biggest laugh

diligence

authority to arbitrarily change the

to get a cou-

it.

Patterson’s

was a come-

Mr. Horton should have exercised to verify such com-

election article covered by

dians they have had perform, who concentrate their routine on dirty

from the crowd over the next half hour after he joked about his name, and mailing store without

it

The

Nick Horton in the March 31 edition is missing some significant

Mr. Agbonaye did not have the

ple of big laughs

paying for

Jody

programmer

Andruszkiewicz believes

after

from a drug

because

show,” said CSI

clean

nice break from

performing for a full 15 minutes, the audience had hardly reacted to any of his materi-

a letter

is

fane.”

students saw the comedian onstage.

managed

show, and

this

why

Andruszkiewicz. “It’s not just sex and fart jokes, and he touched on edgy subjects without being pro-

beginning of the show, but the Sanctuary eventually tilled up once

Patterson

a

events

of more than 200 students during his lunchtime show on March 26. The crowd was sparse during the

However,

enjoyed

the biggest reason

Steve

comedian

ask

Just

Patterson,

different

ans they have had perform.

not always an easy

is

much

biased

Article

the Sanctuary, and they

than a lot of the previous comedi-

the

in

in

his routine is

feel

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have been some payback after Phelps hit a grand slam off Clemens last year into the

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der while trying to

back to when the Jays sold out every game and people were happy to be Blue Jay fans. Looking around the packed

Jeter

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a thing of beauty.

was no match

Rocket. Clemens struck Hinske

was down

make

the tag.

for an extended

period of time, and was eventual-

on a cart. Both pitchers seemed

ly carried off

after the first, but

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Halladay

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Effective

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Memory

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The Blue Jays were

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all

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against a dominant

over the right-field fence for a

two-run homerun.

The Blue Jays were was now time for Shawn Desmond, a Canadian R and B It

singer,

- invented sentences

where the first letter of each work is a clue to an idea you need to remember. EG. Every Good Boy Deserves Fun = the order of notes in music, EGBDF.

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-

memorize key words that can be associated with numbers. EG. Bun rhymes with one, shoe with two, tree with three, and door with four. Make up sentences using the

to

sing

national

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a physical characteristic.

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in

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plate to receive a standing

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sentence where Monet gets his the door while listening to people speaking a

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going.

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Major League

Matsui singled to

driving in his

was able

at

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first run.

Halladay

to get out of the inning

with only giving up one run. In the

home

half of the

first,

the

the

In

Halladay

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Williams get on base

let

He

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in their half

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the

Blue Jays threatened right away. Frank Catalanotto, the Jays new right-fielder got on with a single. Vernon Wells struck out, giving the Jays two outs. Carlos Delgado then walked bringing designated hitter Josh Phelps to the plate.

struggling

on base all night against a dominant Clemens. The Yankees, on the other hand, had no trouble getting their bats to get runners

2002 American League Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske came to

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associated words.

let

ners on base

anthems. Once he was finished,

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SPOKE,

April 7,

2003

— Page 7

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— SPOKE,

April 7,

2003

Thank you! The CSI would

like to

take this

opportunity to thank the students and staff of Conestoga College for contributing to

all

our success this year

Conestoga College students are the best students

Conestoga participate

a variety of student

in

association. But the activities

in

Ontario. Every day, the students at

life activities

provided to them by their student

we provide wouldn’t be possible without the continued support

of the student body. CSI thanks you for the support this year.

And

while events are important, the CSI also understands that student advocacy

important.

We are

here to help students

in all

is

equally

capacities at Conestoga. CSI will continually

support students and student rights.

As the end of the year

quickly approaches, the student body at Conestoga College should

know that the successes

Take care of yourselves

of this year

this

will

summer and

be

built into

we’ll

the success of next year.

see you

in

the

fall.

We could not succeed without your help Many thanks

to you for helping so

c o N E

many people through your

S

contributions.

TOGA

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