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not

It’s

Varsity athletes honoured Conestoga Athletics hand out the hardware at its annual banquet.

bunny

the Easter

Although rabbits are cute and cuddly,

SPORTS

they should not be

purchased as

Are you up to the challenge?

gifts

David Suzuki wants everyone to start reducing their environmental impact.

at Easter.

NEWS

9 •

Monday,

2003

April 14,

Conestoga College, Kitchener

Students

Graduating students will be paying approximately $142 extra come September.

The

Conestoga

Students

Incorporated (CSI) board of directors finalized the decision to imple-

ment a graduation

March

fee

fee will cover a graduation

The

25.

package

mahogany frame, a

consisting of a

five-by-seven headshol of the graduate,

a class composite and a

liripipe.

After reviewing surveys handed out to students, the above items were

most popular chosen by students. The graduation packages will be assembled and ready for students to pick up at their convocation. Although the price may seem the

steep,

Justin

Falconer,

dent of academics, said the cost doing

it

this

vice-presi-

half of

it’s

way compared

to if students were to buy the items and make the package themselves. “Considering what you get in it, I think it’s a really great deal,” he said.

pay $25

currently

in

which is non-refundable. During discussions, the board of directors agreed to a package not 1

be

responsible

to

River Hospital in Kitchener, fol-

cost about $20. “It’s

lowing a brief illness March 26 at the age of 54. Stewart was wellregarded and well-liked through-

attend,

will

high

respect to tuition and fees,

in

but for the actual item,

it’s

a great

value,” said Falconer.

The

out the college and beyond the

added into the graduating year’s tuition. At time of dis-

campus.

cussions, refunds were being negoti-

trator with the continuing

ated

fee will be

if

According of directors

to Falconer, the is

tion

board

age will be well received based on feedback they have already received from students at

annually

you made

of

work

it.”

for

program

as

administrator. Piedra had thought

among second

place was Sault and Boreal colleges.

a position here would be impossible because of the administrative roadblocks. But, Stewart that

by Conestoga emerged with an over-

24 colleges. Tied

him

for

position

an outside research firm. average of 88.125, best

with.

Piedra remembers that Stewart was instrumental in securing a

again

1

the

Ministry

the

for

being which made him popular to

You’re walking away with some-

all

are conducted

Stewart was regarded as a great leader and was able to inspire those people around him. He was an honest, caring and good human

Doon and

“I think students will appreciate

thing that shows

educa-

department, said “Not only

great man.”

Waterloo campuses. it.

program adminis-

Piedra, a

has Conestoga lost someone very important, the world has lost a

confident the pack-

veys show Conestoga as the overall -rated college in Ontario.

Dan

a student didn’t graduate.

Training, Colleges and Universities

1

John David Stewart, director of at Conestoga College, passed away at Grand continuing education

with the photographer, which every

graduate will

For the fifth consecutive year, results from the independent Key Performance Indicator (KPI) sur-

The KPI surveys

13

MORLEY

By JEFF

exceeding $ 50. The package itself will cost an estimated $122. The sitting fee

College No. No.

— No.

college

to

year,

first

10

Death shocks

graduation fee cover convocation

NEWS 34th Year

CSI imposes By AIMEE WILSON

15

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

had always

Comedian plays April ‘fool’ Comedian Jason Rouse played the April ‘fool’ when he brought his act to the Sanctuary on April 1 See story Page 12.

‘Where there was was a way.” Stewart

said,

a will, there

offered his help and support and now Piedra has been with the col-

.

lege a year.

working

While

Outgoing CSI president

will

leave a legacy

director.

as

Stewart was also teaching parttime at Brock University in St. this, he was Heavy Equipment

Catharines. Prior to

By AIMEE WILSON

Jon

Olinski.

CSI

is

and opinions regarding school and

School

Olinski

issues,

they had a lot in

realized

common. Both

over.

is

“He

major

events and not enough on the students. “Students didn't have a

involved

Stemmier, vice-president of com-

Olinski said. At that

budget for the student

the

time,

union was only $50,000 now over $1 million plus the health plan. “There was a need for more student representation." he said. a year.

munications.

new

role

as the interim executive director for the College Student Alliance. “This

opportunity for Jon

is

This encouraged him

phenome-

thing about

Jody Andruszkiewicz, programmer/events co-ordinator. nal."

said

Most people may not know Olinski almost missed out Conestoga College.

someone

who

felt

at

the

If

it

that

on

office

sorry for him. Olinski said,

he might never have made

it

in.

“1 wish I knew who it was so I could thank them." he said. After making the decision to

return to school at age 21. Olinski

was accepted to Conestoga but couldn't make up his mind whether or not he wanted to go through with

After missing the deadline to respond to the acceptance, he called it.

do some-

(Photo by Aimee Wilson

From

left,

Justin Falconer, vice-president of academics, Jeff

Stemmier, vice-president of communications, Jon Olinski, CSI president, and Jay Mielke, vice-president of student activities, pose with a boxing champion belt, which represents CSI success.

and

was

still

a chance for

if

him

there to

be

accepted to the business administration-management studies program. Fortunately, he list

was put on a waiting

and with luck on

his side,

he

was given a spot in the program. During his time in the management studies program. Olinski met a classmate who was the vice-president of the lobbying group of College Student Alliance

at

the

succeeded.

know he was

Olinski

ran in presi-

Little

did

in for quite

never forget the moment." he

much

said, adding. "I pretty

ized

I

was on

When

my

Olinski

real-

Canadian

retired

as

a

1990.

was hockey and running. In recent times, however. In his earlier years Stewart in golf,

Stewart became a "religious runner." using his lunch breaks to put

some

in

miles. If the weather

too bad. he

would spend

working out

at the

w as

his time

recreation cen-

tre.

very' close to

“A him.

lot

of people

We

felt

lost a friend

and a colleague." Stewart leaves behind his wife. Lynda, and his two children Sarah

Mary and Brendon John. He w ill be remembered by his brother. Kemp, and his sister-in-law' Amber and his sisters. Randa and Cindy. will be missed by his nephews, family, friends the people of Conestoga

into

nieces,

and

College.

own."

came

the

Stewart

the learning experience. “I'll

the registrar's office to see

after,

management studies. Olinski the March 2001 election for dent

in

Piedra said.

it.

he joined the CSI board of directors. From there, he moved on to be the vice-president of operations. In his final year in

Soon

wasn't for

registrar's

to

It is

Sheridan College.

at

He also served with Armed Forces and

that CSI w'as mainly focusing on

strong voice.

will leave his legacy here." said Jeff

Olinski has taken on a

felt

-

president,

leaving once his term

the chair of the

student

His hard work and dedication to Conestoga Students Incorporated

(CSI) will never be forgotten.

time. After sharing their concerns

CSI

2001. there were a lot of changes he felt needed to be made.

Continued on Page 2

In Stewart's

in

memory

the public

urged to make a donation to the Grand River Hospital Foundation is

or the Canadian Cancer Society.


Page 2

— SPOKE,

April 14,

News

2003

Olinski provides inspiration Continued from Page 1 The organization had no full-time staff, no money, and no management positions

to oversee anything.

started his new CSI staff, except for one person, was let go. He was also

When

Olinski

Andruszkiewicz was chosen. According to Olinski, it took a full year to get the basics back into CSI. “It was a trial to see what worked and what didn’t,” he said. Besides restructuring

position, all

all

of CSI,

over the past two years include

With that much debt, there was no money to hire anyone to fulfill the needed positions. Therefore, the first item on the agenda was to

completing his credits

cut costs. Olinski decided to cut the

ond term, also spent time working on the academic appeal process.

concerts

CSI hosted each

year.

from resources program al

human

the

graduating

in

and

2001

gener-

in the

business program and general

arts

and science program

Olinski,

who

is

this year.

finishing his sec-

According to Olinski, each concert cost $16,000 to put on. The main

Prior to his involvement, students

reason for such a high price was the lack of venue to host them.

ed from their program. Olinski felt the process was informal, unclear

see what worked and what didn’t.”

“It

was a

trial

to

who failed one

were terminat-

and unjust. In the end, Olinski helped implement a new policy, which provided fairer treatment to said

important

one of the most

things

studies,

it

was hard

when

in

him

for

Fortunately, fit”

and hired Judy Dusick.

Up

next

came

filling the position

With volwork experience in the

for events co-ordinator.

unteer and

department

athletic

University

at

the

Waterloo,

of

work out

for CSI.

He

Study;

When: Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. For

1

is

to say

thank you.

don’t thank people enough,"

Olinski said, adding,

“We need

to

show appreciation for people’s efforts.” He said he gets his inspiration from people who have taken a chance to affect change. “When I see that, it really inspires me to do

the same,” he said.

He own

also has provided

some of

his

around the CSI office. According to Stemmier, Olinski never misses key points because of his knack for detail and thoroughness. “There will be a void when he’s gone,” said Stemmier. inspiration

“We need

to

show appre-

ciation for people’s

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

program

Dianne Murphy Employment program, receives a (right),

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April 4.

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was

as president

the ability to “see the big pic-

ture.” in

him

He acknowledged

his decision-making.

“Being a

coming

out of high school,” he said.

moms,

to

the

acknowledge

dads,

not be able to get otherwise.

met

everyone

It

is

the

who

is

in

a gift in the sense that she

I

with a number of local employers. And besides selfesteem, confidence and a clear plan

let

for the future, they also got a col-

“A few years

ago,

I

never thought

would be doing a college course, alone my Grade 12 diploma,” said Andrews during her April 4 graduation ceremony speech at the women’s prison in Kitchener. “I’ve wouldn’t get

lege certificate, something few of

them thought they would ever have.

completed both and

roommate, remembers most vividly the time when Olinski lost a bet on a hockey game.

Employment, a program designed to help students plan their life and job opportunities

learned so

in preparation for their release.

endless.”

may

have seen Olinski

this far if

Unfortunately for Olinski,

is

outside.” one of the 10 inmates

of Grand Valley

Institution

who

from

Focus for Conestoga College

graduated

wearing a dress to school one day last year.

was

I

Andrews

I

many

“I’ve seen

girls

who

got out

of prison and had no destination,”

To

he had to attend a conference that

said Jackie

day with the minister of education present. “We had a good laugh about it,” said Andruzkiewicz. Although OlinSki is starting a new path, he will be missed by many. “I’m really happy and thankful that I’ve gotten to do this,” he said, adding, “And I’m thankful to those who have been supportive.”

graduation ceremony. “But here

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about myself and

about the world. With the (education)

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have now,

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choices are

The ceremony took place

Room

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building of the

though

was

it

main

And even

facility.

full

in the

the

in

of prisoners,

it

looked more like a high school

fidence back and, hopefully, we’ll

than a prison for federal offenders.

be better citizens.”

Inmates freely roamed the

this

The

12- week

program focused on personal management, career building and employment strategies. And from what the students had to say, the success of the program was miraculous. “When I came here I was really broken (because) I’m HIV positive and on methadone,” said Tammy Dryden. “But (the program) gave me the self-esteem and confidence to go out to the community and be productive.”

According the program

Dianne Murphy,

to

facilitator,

many of

her students had to struggle with

problems such as drug addiction and lack of family support. But their personal strength

ence was the key program.

come many

Murphy

the

watch the

graduation and listen to speeches.

“I’ve

learned about the

true strength of a

woman.” Dianne Murphy,

program facilitator “The program has given me I wish I knew before I did

choices

what I did to end up her White during speech. “I into

the

am

ceremony

prepared to go back

community with

dence, knowing that

many

here,” £aid

I

confi-

have so

choices and opportunities.”

said

token of appreciation, a bracelet

had

to over-

obstacles in their lives

bad,” said Christy,

with charms.

Murphy, thanked her students and said the gift was “amazing.” As she gave students their college certificates and portfolios she said they were full of “hope and belief.”

is

in prison

The Focus for Employment program, which is funded by the

who

preferred

Ministry of Training, Colleges and

“We

Universities, will be offered at the

is

wrong.

not to disclose her last name. are people,

to

woman,”

“Not everybody who is

and

to

behalf of the class, White thanked Murphy and gave her a

ladies

women

Room

Spirituality

hall

came

the

also said the success of

imprisoned

them

of

much about

program proved that people can change and that the stereotype of

Conestoga

many

On

strength of a

Murphy. “These

persist-

to success in the

“I’ve learned so true

and

the

workopoIIsCampusc

my

school diploma yet and now I have a college certificate,” said Shana White who couldn’t sleep the night “I’ve graduation. before the

program, we got our con-

have

and they persevered.”

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“I

even have

don’t

goes to college. Although Olinski has many vivid memories while working for CSI, he’s left some of his own among the office. Andruszkiewicz, who is also

Students

choic-

obtained an education she would

prison

everyone

college student isn’t just

important

made bad

just

During the 12 weeks, students completed their portfolios, learned how to handle job interviews and

For Carol Andrews, being Olinski said one of the key qualities that assisted

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most important thing

said that not

Conestoga Christian

Bible,

third

plans didn’t

general manager position and sent

“awesome

The

he’s learned

to

everyone in the past had been open to changes. “It can be quite a battle,” he said, adding, “Some days it really wears on you.” The second important thing he’s learned from being president is ter have balance in your life. “You have to take care of yourself,” he said. Olinski also passed on this

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the answer.”

his

On his own, Olinski then designed the job description for the

Olinski found an

incoming president. “Jon’s been a really good teacher,” said Falconer, adding, “He always seems to know

OK to

accept failure

out

the

is

he has learned

while being president is it’s fail. Although he did well

CSI president

who

students.

Olinski

Jon Olinski,

class

vice-

Falconer,

Justin

to

president of academics,

other accomplishments

Olinski’s

with a deficit of $72,000. A lot of the basic essentials of a stable organization were missing. left

advice

we have dreams and

prison again in January.


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.

News

K-W

girl

By BRANDI STEVENSON

likely a virus.

The

first suspected case of SARS Waterloo Region was reported at Grand River Hospital in Kitchener

April 9.

Severe

Acute (SARS),

Syndrome

Respiratory

which had claimed 10 lives in Canada as of press time, had been occurring mainly in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). However, a young Waterloo Region girl, whose family recently returned from China, was diagnosed as having a suspected case of SARS last week. However, the public is being told there

is

no need

Jan Keller, a

to panic.

SARS

member

Unit, said,

“The

of the com-

risk here is very

minimal.”

The cause of the disease is still unknown, but provincial officials said

March

a

in

www.cbp.ca/news,

article

that

is

suspected to

35

cases were reported as early as last

217 probable or Canada with 190

suspect cases

in

of them

GTA. The

in the

tim died on April

I,

latest vic-

but

it

it

case

C

was SARS. is

because

it

is

“Symptoms of SARS are very to many other respiratory

is

it

at

most

a

suspect

or higher, and has one or

culty

breathing,

either

travelled

reporting

they

38

more

SARS

and they have areas in Asia

to

within 10 days, or

have been

in close contact with a probable or suspect case.

illnesses,” Keller said, adding, “It

A probable case is similar to a suspect case, but they usually have a more serious illness.

has to be diagnosed just by excluofficials

said

a person with a fever of

is

respiratory symptoms, such as dry cough, shortness of breath or diffi-

common

She said

criteria to veri-

a

www.hc-sc.gc.ca,

took

Part of the reason this disease has

spread so quickly hard to identify.

that

probable or suspect SARS case. Health Canada’s Web site, fy

health officials several days to verify that

news reported

patients have been treat-

There are specific

there are

far,

SARS

ed and released.

November.

So

CBC

she said.

China, where

in

sion of other illnesses.”

municable disease team with the Region of Waterloo Public Health

are trying to

develop a screening test, and it could come within days or weeks.

A new

criterion

for diagnosing

syndrome was added on April 1. Keller said anyone who has a fever over 38 C, a respiratory

(Photo by Diana O'Neill)

the

Although the number of cases has been increasing, there is still some good news. “There’s only a

symptom and has come

four per cent mortality rate, and

with

most people that have had it are recovering and have recovered,”

should also be on is

a

cluster

of

contact

in

SARS

alert.

“(A

where there are actual cases

Scarborough

Grace

Melissa Bean

the recipient of the Campus Living Centres Inc. Academic award presented by John Kolbynik, Jan Zylstra and Paul Holowaty.

and

York

Central Hospitals as cluster areas.

LASA student

wins

campus

award

She said anyone who entered those hospitals between March 16 and 26 were quarantined, or monitored, for signs and

symptoms of

the dis-

ease for 10 days.

She advised those who meet

the

SARS in the area to conauthorities by phone, rather than in-person. She said, “They shouldn’t go to the emergency criteria for tact

room because we don’t want people entering areas where there’s numbers of people that could be at risk.” Instead, she said they should call

Protective

any health clinic or the health unit to be assessed by phone. Then, they’ll be put in isolation and assessed by local

als

infectious disease specialists.

their family doctor,

(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)

masks and gloves are worn by health-care professionand other hospital employees to prevent the spread of SARS.

is

cases

cluster)

being cared for by health-care workers,” she said, listing

living

O ’NEILL

By DIAN A

had

New program

Melissa Bean won the Campus Living Centres Incorporated Academic Award on April 1 “Her contributions and all the time she dedicated to residence life

was very significant,” said director of operations Jan Zylstra, adding, “She had a great impact.” The 20-year-old police foundations student was presented with a $250 cheque from Paul Holowaty, executive vice-president of

Campus

Living

Centres

Inc.,

HORTON

Conestoga College has a new post-diploma program. This coming September, Conestoga will be offerprogram called the youth recreation

ing a certificate

leadership post-diploma program.

who wish to apply must have a diploma related to human development or human

Applicants or a degree

Tuition will be around $1,000. plus about

books.

The

college

is

$300

for

accepting around 20 appli-

cants, ensuring a small class size.

"We

think with a

more intimate group we can

get

to know the learner and also get their input as far as changes,” said youth recreation leadership program

Norma McDonald-Ewing. The program will be offered in a 16-week fasttrack format, meaning students will spend Monday,

co-ordinator

•Not valid with any other

offer.

At participating

McDonald

s

social

described her as a voice for the stu-

was a representative Conestoga Residence

dents, as she

for

the

Operating Committee.

me to sit in on meettwo months during the school year,” Bean said, adding, “It

requires

ings every

“We

manager, at Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre. “I give my congratulations on

incidents that occur at residence,

“We

also

would

wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors.” It was the first year the award like to

being

discussed

including

topics

behavioural contracts, surveys and security.”

She also ran a bingo night, helped organize dinners throughout the year and continually helps with

Bean

the 50/50 draws.

member of

is

an active

the social orientation

which is a group at the residence designed to provide assis-

Tuesday and Wednesday in class, while the Thursday and Friday will be spent on placement at a preapproved youth agency. Conestoga is offering the program after a 1999 indepth review revealed the need for a post-diploma program in youth recreation leadership. A market field research study also revealed the need for the

was presented and

have a Campus Living Residence and Conference Centre. Conestoga College was responsible for the screening and the selection of the winner, while Campus

tance for students

program

Living Centres Inc. sponsored the

said, adding, “It’s nice to see that

award, set out the criteria and

had made a positive impact on

helped with the applications.

idence

in Ontario.

Graduates of the program

will find jobs as youth

co-ordinators for municipalities or as youth workers

well-being.

institution through sports, and academic activities. Bean met all the criteria and more, so she applied for the award at the end of February. Holowaty

tional

Zylstra and John Kolbynik, general

told Bean, adding,

offered

maintain a C-plus average or Students must also contributed to student life at the educato

better.

behalf of the company,” Holowaty

By NICK

— Page 3

2003

April 14,

may have SARS have originated

in

SPOKE,

offered

all

it

is

other schools

“It’s better that the college

in private industry.

“A lot of private industry, places like Sportsworld, Bingemans and Ontario Place, could hire child and youth workers. A lot of the jobs seem very interesting and a lot of fun,” said McDonald-Ewing. A few of the courses offered in the program include recreation programming for youth, intervention and referral counselling skills,

and introduction

and youth cultures.

Restaurants in Ontario. Offers at participating Restaurants

at

may vary from

to

youth

that

does

process selection actual because we don’t want to be accused of favouritism." Holowaty the

said, adding. “It avoids all conflicts

staff,

moving

in at the

beginning of the school year. “It

was fun

to volunteer

throughout the year, so to

be appreciated for

and help

it felt

that."

TUESDAY

Big Xtra 9

Big

life.”

tant to give back.

"The college experience

is

not

of interest.”

only about the academic side, but

award stipuhad to live full time in a residence managed by Campus Living Centres Inc. and

also about

The

criteria for the

lated that students

that

making memories and

needs to be encouraged." he

said, adding.

"We hope

award program

to

grow

in the future."

those shown.

WEDNESDAY

McDeals™ every day of the week. Mac

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Holowaty said the award is to show support to the schools that are their clients and that it’s impor-

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Page 4

— SPOKE,

Commentary

2003

April 14,

ThoL-V

Media keeps level head

So

looK is Season,

las-F

SARS

with

Canadians are facing a new health risk

media,

but, thanks to the

things have not gotten out of control.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) has been responsible

Health for the death of nine Canadians, as of April 6. According to fever, develop a infected Canada, SARS is a condition where those followed by mild respiratory symptoms. These include coughing, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. Other symptoms are headaches, muscle aches and sore throat. In some instances the respiratory symptoms become severe and the victim requires oxygen

Only in rare cases is SARS fatal. The media hasn’t made SARS appear like a rapidly spreading epidemic. It has been reporting accurate numbers of infected patients. All cases of SARS in Canada have been linked to those who have support.

travelled to Asia (the place

nated) and those

who

where

SARS

is

believed to have origi-

have had close contact with someone infect-

ed with SARS. Newspapers and news stations have been careful to state that (as of April 6) no sporadic cases of the syndrome have been detected

Canada, and therefore there is no reason for the public to panic. The media has been cautious not to make the public believe that anyone who has passed an infected person on the street is at risk of in

While they are

contacting the syndrome.

has

It

made

Don’t judge book by cover

sure to describe that close contact

means being close

enough to have the infected person’s saliva or respiratory secretions on you. In Canada, Ontario has been affected the most by SARS with 87 reported probable cases and 92 suspected cases. The media has not blown the issue out of the water by making it sound as if 87 cases are an astronomical amount. After

all,

right

now about 7,060

peo-

still

under-represented,

However,

immensely

women firemomentum

fighters are gaining

sible for a

as

they climb a career ladder domi-

Carla

nated by men.

Sandham

Doug

Richard, Conestoga’s

because many are in that profession.

Lori Grant

one of five

do everything

the

men

the

image of a child wearing a surgical mask with the word SARS it. This image creates a false sense of fear in the public. It suggests that everyone is at risk and should be

than five,

printed in bold underneath

said,

wearing masks.

during orientation this year. About

male or female, are required

seven female applicants will

pass seven job-related tasks rang-

there are only about

ing from a victim drag and ladder

firefighters out

A

However, Health Canada says reserved for those tal

who

that surgical

are at high-risk, such as

masks should be doctors and hospi-

Other than

this, the

SARS

tions aren’t giving ally isn’t

which

media has done a good job of reporting

without causing a nationwide panic.

around the clock

even the top

SARS

updates and

News

SARS

the sta-

usu-

adding there were more

women

interested in the

receive an offer amongst

2003-2004

I

program

4 1 males

class.

Physical Requirements

will switch gears,

but society has progressed enough

women

test,

trained to

do.

Browning

Fire Chief Robert

which

is

said

includes pulmonary function, mus-

there has always been at least one

cular fitness and cardio-respiratory

woman on

fitness, as well as visual

tory testing.

lift

to

And

all

and audi-

candidates,

hose carry and rope

With such

don’t think this predominantly

male profession

that

story.

one more than last year. to always have less but more than one,” he is

“We seem

for the

workers.

facts about

36,

her seventh

is in

ple in Ontario are infected with AIDS. The only sensationalizing of SARS in the media so far has been few weeks ago, the front cover contained from the Toronto Sun.

is

the Kitchener

year there. She said she

of

now

one of them. She

department and

fire

Opinion

is

women on

three

in this year’s class

succeed as a

employed

veteran firefighter, said there are

women

not impos-

it’s

to

firefighter

fire-

program co-ordinator and

fighting

know

I

women

strict

to

pull.

requirements

some women out of running, but some men too.

not only are the

Richard said

should not be discour-

girls

who grew up

few

the

team

for the past

years.

But,

is this

enough? According

to an article in

SEE Magazine, 70 female

of about 5,000

fire-

fighters in the Greater Toronto

Area.

The numbers are drastically low, why? Are women not interest-

but

ed

in the responsibility,

do they

war on Iraq was not going on, perhaps SARS would be a hotter topic. When the first case of the West Nile virus was found in Canada, it was plastered all over the news. The war in the Middle East seems to have distracted a lot of attention away

aged from pursuing firefighting as

on a farm working with machinery

fear rejection or are they not being

a career.

and doing other laborious jobs,

hired based on their gender? Grant

from SARS.

200-pound man. Firefighters must

a firefighter.

media has provided the public with accurate and well balanced reporting on SARS. It has not sensationalized the syndrome, nor has it sent a wave of fear throughout the nation.

be able to handle periods of

tion requires different strengths

intense and sustained physical,

and added

mental and emotional

strength, but could always

However,

if

the

Overall, the

That

said,

woman

to

it

fill

They must

takes a special

such as

the shoes of a robust

more

stress.

also successfully

complete the Occupational

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editor. Letters

is

likely to acquire the skills of

improve

He

said every situa-

women

their

as could their

have strong leg

said there

of

is

definitely not a lack

interest, but

test is

maybe

the physical

holding them back.

I

don’t

know what it is for sure, but I do know that if I was trapped in a burning building

I

wouldn’t care

upper body strength,

what gender pulled me out

male counterparts.

as they were able.

as long

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mercial

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think

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com-

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especially

that

know what

users

I

am

the sender, there are

others

who

will gladly

you spam advertising the

same product. And changing

your e-mail address is just a temporary solution as spammers track you down again and soon you will find yourself in

one is probably the most annoying and ridiculous.

junk e-mails. Ol course, there are hundreds of other so-called

you block

Hotmail

talking about

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the

as they appear to be targeted with

circle of

neverending

insanity.

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is

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at least

some

brains to give I

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the leading complaint of Internet

ous businesspeople and profession-

users.

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als.

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has

is

become

not

much

they can do.

Another year

is

Not only does the CSI

is

slowly coming to a close. Final

exams are looming around the corner. mean that for some students the end is near; this also means that

this

ushering out the current executive council, and welcoming the future of

I

think

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spammers

of the

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most annoy-

and useless people

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After the fiasco of the CSI Elections was finally over, the Executive Council for the 2003-2004 was finally determined.

The

first to take the long

after over

2

walk

years of service

Operations, tie

is

Justin Falconer,

who

current CSI President Jon Olinski.

is

in

is

leaving CSI

the roles of President and Vice President of

handing the reigns over to current Vice President of Academics,

and take charge of the team, and from the Business Management Studies program, Justin brings leadership, drive and a is

ready and

step

willing to

A

lead them into the upcoming academic year. -

Administration

He

determined attitude to add to the team, which

in

potential graduate

will

be a benefit for

all

parties

involved.

Taking over for Justin challenging role

in

will

her

Studies program that

be Vanya Misic. This busy student

final

will

year

in

will

the Business Administration

simply add to her impressive

list

-

be undertaking a

Management

of accomplishments during

her tenure at Conestoga.

The next

to go

is

He

Jay Mielke, Vice President of Student Activities.

is

graduating

from the Business-Administration Marketing program after a successful stint with Miller CSI. He is leaving his position in the capable hands of one Mr. Ethan Miller. Mr. will

bring enthusiasm and spark to the CSI

meet him throughout the upcoming And the

final

member to be

Stemmier. He

will

team that hopefully

leaving the fold

is

Vice President of Communications, Jeff

is

his position is

tive for the

in

-

another Management

entering her third year

of energy and enthusiasm for the upcoming year

we

who

all

be graduating from the challenging Business Administration

Studies student, Carie Laycock. Carie

In closing,

rub off on

year.

Management Studies program. Taking over

is full

will

in

the program, and

both aspects.

the CSI would like to take this opportunity to thank the current execu-

hard work and effort put forth over the past year.

your future endeavors and hope that you

will

We wish you well

leave CSI with only the fondest

in

memo-

ries.

As for the incoming on

May

1st to start

executive,

we

look forward to working with you, and

will

see you

another exciting term.

-

Jeff Stemmier,

Vice President of Communications

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2003

April 14,

Free speech no longer so free many

never be sacrificed is the right to speak out against our government. We tend to overlook this during

Maines’ comments rage of friendly

port the troops, but also because

the Texas

teners

from

trio’s

a boycott of

music. Not only did

stations

one angry group used a 14,850-kg (33,000-pounds) tractor to crush Dixie Chicks paraphernalia and one radio station set a trash can

Recently a price tag has been put on freedom of speech and dissenters are being dissed.

The most notorious example of a so-called tyrant is Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. The singer

outside

its

office

for disgruntled

Maines eventually folded on her and issued a public apology saying she just wanted to voice her antiwar concerns and didn’t mean

made about American President George W.

beliefs

fans for remarks she

Bush during a recent performance in London, England. Maines told the audience, “Ju$t so you know, we’re ashamed that the president of the United States is from Texas.” Maines seriously overestimated

disrespect

to

president.

the

However, the group’s

Web

site

con-

tinues to be flooded with hate e-

mail, including notes that call traitors

them

and Dixie Pigs.

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a British newspaper,

and social unrest, executions

MTV is concerned with offend-

ing people. I’m not sure

why

they

even bothered. Tuning into virtually every channel on TV will gamer the not worse.

same results Rap group Outkast’s Bombs over Baghdad and the antiwar song Boom! by System of a Down were if

is

up." Sections of

Hollywood audience smiled and applauded, while some were

the

removed potentially contentious songs from their playlists. The

heard booing quite loudly. Many questioned his taste and his ethics for using the event as a platform for his opinion. Moore responded in a press conference after the awards

Guardian article reported that producers have been asked to play music with a “light, melodic” feel

by saying, “I showed how vital it is to have free speech in our country and it would be irresponsible of me

Gulf

conflict.

before

and

especially

other sensitive material."

-

you, your time

Various radio stations have also issue of

March 27

to a

show videos that feature “war, soldiers, war planes, bombs, missiles,

If

Aerosmith’s Don’t Want to Miss Thing, which features footage

titles,

the leading music channel will not

and

patriots.

music

images for the duration of

The Guardian,

swallow

to

pill

Activist Michael Moore stirred up the crowd on Oscar night when he said, “Shame on you Mr. Bush. And any time that you have the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against

for

banning

the conflict in Iraq.

According

hard

results.

war-related

by

with

videos

news

after

if

to not say

bulletins,

how

I felt.”

This war in Iraq has sparked a lot of passion and emotion and because

they contain distress-

ing information.

Apparently all this censorship and temporary banning is in an

of this people have a hard time hear-

“attempt to protect their listeners from unpalatable references to war and gore.” Let me cut to the chase

there are those in the United States

here

- war

no need

ing the other side. Unfortunately,

and there is any other way.

isn’t pretty

to depict

it

who

don’t truly value

free speech

principle;

its

only for them and not

who

for those

standard

is

disagree.

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has also jumped on the

bandwagon

riots

fans to toss their music into.

drew criticism from country music

a

irate lis-

across America respond with removing the Dixies completely from their playlists, but

loyal and patriotic.

Looking

some

elicited a bar-

who demanded

several

such criticism in a time of crisis runs counter to what some believe is

fire

A

ties.

tions.

times of war, in part because of our natural tendency to rally and sup-

The

directed clip contains facts and figures of predicted Iraqi war casual-

dent and country fans went ballistic, along with country radio sta-

people. But what should

the

banned.

word got back home slamming the presi-

immediately, Iraq to be ill-advised and immoral.that she was This is an emotional issue dividing

among

her fan loyalty and obviously their Almost respect for free speech.

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in a

rienced a consistent surplus in hous-

ident

Waterloo experienced a 12 per cent increase in property values in

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is

being driven by the

“A whole ing to buy

raft

Hagen says Guelph

rental industry.

of people are look-

stuff for

their

kids”

between $140,000 and $200,000. Shepherd thinks the current market is hurting first-time buyers the most by driving prices up.

same due

is

the

to the increased

of

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dents this year. She also adds that the university completed a

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Despite the increased activity

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views and

he

official Iraqi views,’’

“They have reporters who are not embedded,

said, adding,

Some may wish it were different and some may wave their red,

so they’re able to

white and blues in support of

a certain level of mobility.”

neither group has any say in

but

it;

move around

with

Journalists have been given unpar-

it.

few weeks North Americans have been exposed to an unprecedented 24-hour live coverage of the war in Iraq. According to findings of new research from Frank N. Magid Associates, an influential consultpast

the

In

inside Iraq

alleled

access

to

with

war,

this

has prompted concerns regarding

damage morale

objectivity.

in

of the Globe and Mail discusses the

if they were aired North America. The footage prompted the Pentagon to issue a rare appeal to U.S. networks not to

controversial

use the clips.

An

article in the

embedded

from both the

Exchange and

another of the United States military.

They’re required to sign a three-page

of war news.

from the

important to remember that

it’s

said that there

journalists.

valid news,

it is

is

coming

When

said to be

a lack

there

is

muddled

virtually impossible to deliver

with military success intertwined

somewhat

with the patriotic image of America. Some journalists use “us”

information

that

isn’t

The presence of a

distorted.

televi-

camera changes everything.

sion

The

although able to deliver

lens,

raw and haunting images, can only focus on one thing at a time. What viewers see are just mere slices of the war and not the big picture. The Arab world is exposed to pictures of bloodied bodies of young

crowded with corpses and even gruesome images of dead American soldiers. North Americans see only a fraction of that same war. TV and print are dominated by long-distance photos of bombs over Baghdad and scenes

children,

scenes

battlefield

and “we” American

in

association with the

military so often, that

it

the

list.”

embedded

war

Media

analysts are labeling the

by mainstream media as the fog of war coverage. Elmasry said, “We are now not

current

display

subscribers,

formation, intentionally.”

some 35

was banned

New York Stock NASDAQ.

the

have not been open weeks on end, they’re out of

“Iraqi schools

for

food, water and essential medical care. If

anyone cares

dom.

eras to

“It

is

the job

of the Pentagon

he “But using the cam-

show

that they are smiling

to get that help

disgrace to the profession because

a mess on their hands, body bags are coming back home and they don’t want any more of them,” he said, adding, “But the Americans only brought up the Geneva Conventions after their boys and girls were displayed on TV. They didn’t say one word when Iraqis were marching in front of camera with their hands on

tional invasion forces.”

military

is

saying either you

from our point of view or we will not let you cover it.” In a controversial move, AlJazeera decided to air gruesome pictures of dead American soldiers, when American stations declined to do so. Many called the pictures disgusting and thought it would cover

it

81-

top of their heads.”

According to Elmasry, some media outlets have not been fulfilling their jobs of reporting news from both sides and offering a spectrum of opinion. western

“Journalists

should really try to

present the facts to their audience

and let them make up minds on the issue.”

Grand River Valley

association with the Student Chapter of the SME present

President and Chief Executive Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters, Ottawa

the conflict.

Mohamed

national

Elmasry,

WEDNESDAY APRIL

“If they (Americans)

saw

the civil-

ian casualties of children piling coffins, their

up

Dinner

in

mothers weeping or a

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unfortunate," he said, adding, “I

stopped watching CNN and many other Canadians have started to do

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the same."

Elmasry has commended most Canadian media outlets for the balanced way they have been covering

war in Iraq. “The Canadian media

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doing a

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it,”

because they are scared. They have

journalists.

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who are travelling with United States soldiers. Analysts have said that the two contradictory views of this war will help to sharpen the differences over

them

said, adding,

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Needless to say, Elmasry was ashamed at the lack of press free-

Elmasry does not see any merit of

by

delivered

million

from hometown newspapers or Only about 100 have been allowed from the rest of the world, and Canada ranks far

of information actually

It’s

Jazeera, the network with

television stations.

channels as their principal source

46

(embedded journal-

2003

seeing misinformation, but disin-

Shortly after the broadcast, Al-

ers

the

said that

an

“The

assigned to travel with one unit or

Some have

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first.

of being

are American, often cheerlead-

ists)

per cent of Americans rely on cable

news

issue

issue

embedded being the buzzword. More than 600 reporters have been

down

to look to the television for their

March 22

journalist in Iraq.

vast majority

list that warns of 50 restrictions as to what they can report. There have been quite a few criticisms of the embedded process.

ing firm, a majority of viewers tend

role during

April 14,

St.

CONTACT YOUR SME REPRESENTATIVE:

their

own


Photo feature

Signs of the season

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

Old

(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)

Conestoga College student Bud on

April

was

1

with a

playing her

Fitzpatrick enjoys the

sunny day

game of hacky sac. However, Mother Nature own April Fool’s joke on Ontarians, as unseason-

ably cold weather

hit

shortly thereafter.

man

winter got the upper-hand on April 3, blasting the area with cold weather, complete with

snow and freezing rain. The winter storm caused havoc on the roads, keeping police busy with numerous accidents. In top photo, Rodney Harnock of Kitchener scrapes his windshield after the storm. The poor driving conditions led to the cancellation of the End of the Year Bash in the Sanctuary. However, on the plus side, the weather forced the closure of Conestoga College on April 4, giving students a day off to rest or study for exams. Below left, a timely question is left in the snow. Below right, a robin, known as one of the first signs of spring, sits in

a tree on campus.

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

(Photo by Jeff Morley)


News

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2003

— Page 9

Thinking of buying an Easter bunny? SANDHAM

By CARLA

Buy a chocolate one instead

They’re cute, they’re fuzzy and they are all over the place, but humane societies are asking people not to give in to these adorable critters at Easter.

Live bunnies have hopped into

everywhere as traditional symbols of Easter. But, after the holiday has ended unwanted pets at

pet stores

humane

seem

societies

to multiply,

like rabbits.

“We

usually see an increase in

numbers

rabbit

Easter,” said

mal

shortly

co-ordinator

care

ani-

the

for

Humane

Kitchener- Waterloo Society.

after

Karen Kennedy,

“Many people

think

it

would be cute to buy the kids a bunny for Easter, but they must be

(Photos by Carta Sandham)

Rabbits are

aware of the regular care these animals need.” She added rabbits can make wonderful pets, but uneducated owners lose interest fast because rabbits do

this

humane bunny

bit.

also said they are susceptible to ear

of

infections, fleas

and

“all

other ailments.”

And

to avoid the

sorts

spread of diseases, she said, their

cages should be cleaned daily. Rabbits also need supervision because if they are left unattended

may chew

Holland lopped-

Above, Jason Pye, an employee at Pet Valu, holds the rab-

can spray an unpleasant substance, which could stain. She rabbits

they

like this

wiring and

potentially lethal objects,

“The

ment because they can be litter trained. However, the pet store does “Easter

a rabbit,” she said, “because

when

the novelty wears off people don’t

“Neutering and daily exercise outside of their cage is also a good idea to promote a healthy pet.” Debbie Corey, manager of Number One Pet Centre in Cambridge, also said rabbits can be

want them anymore.” Super Pet in Cambridge carries rabbits year round and Easter is no exception. But, Super Pet supervisor Laurie Daley said they try to deter people from impulse buying

we want

adding they used to see a large increase in rabbit sales around this time, but they have decreased in the

not a good time to buy

is

last thing

is for the

rabbits to be neglected,” she said,

not carry rabbits around Easter.

either

Kennedy

around the holiday.

great pets, especially in an apart-

added.

past

two

Yet,

years.

many bunnies

are

still

pur-

chased and later neglected and then dropped off at humane societies across the country. And what happens to

all

Kennedy

these rabbits? said they have a fairly

successful adoption program with

owners

the rabbits

and there are rabbit rescue clubs they can also contact for

process.

assistance.

seme snake owners scout

during

the

adoption

“People should be aware that the paper

for ‘free rabbit to good home’ ads everything we can to to feed their pet.” But, she added, homes educated ensure permanent, it’s uncommon because most repfor any wayward bunnies that come tile owners are responsible. our way.” endingsgje However, if a rabbit is unhealthy ,^|T© avoid these-unhappy scfgfeties are requesting rfrStmane they aggressive cases some or in people buy^a^ stuffed or chocolate have to be put to sleep. She also bunny for Easter first and think for out watch said they have to about buying a real one later. potential problems with reptile

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2003

Day

Earth

celebrated

worldwide By B RANDI STEVENSON

believe the true Earth

Day

in

is

March.

Day

Earth

the

is

interna-

first

tional holiday that can be cele-

brated by

cultures and reli-

all

gions worldwide.

(Hboto by Jett Money)

travel to improve the environWith David Suzuki’s Nature Challenge, he proposes changing how we people can cut down on the use of transit, public using or carpooling ment. By walking, riding a bike, fossil fuels

and

cial date

The

Wealth does not

down,

trickle

it

March

Choose

rushes up.”

David Suzuki spoke to a standcrowd at the ing-room-only University of Guelph April 3, promoting the Nature Challenge. The challenge is a 10-step program aimed at reducing an individchoosing

because humanity’s existence mately depends on ly,

are

later

the

earth.”

it.

“We,

He

saying, “There

ulti-

literal-

continued

no sepa-

by between us and the environis

ration

ual’s environmental impact.

By

Suzuki believes that the environment should be the bottom-line

energy-efficient

ment.”

appliances and homes, eliminating pesticides and walking instead of driving, individuals can lessen their own ecological footprint. The host of CBC’s The Nature of

However, he also stressed that in order to change the environment and to make it a priority; society must deal with poverty and the other social ills, such as war and

Things spoke to a crowd of 1,000,

terrorism.

made up of university students, faculty and members of the communiClark Hall.

ty in Peter

According

water,

and

earth,

and

interconnected with

these elements.

“Humans

are taking too

much

out

of the environment and putting too

many

toxins in.”

However, despite

this intercon-

nectedness, society a time of

in

is

still

where the economy

is

the bottom-

economy

“If the

is

zation that he

is

also part of, identi-

main areas that affect the world: what we eat, where we live, and how we move. In order to improve the environment, people must reduce their ecological foot-

fied three

why

in

2003 do more than three billion people exist on $2 or less a day?

He

said that the planet can only

continue to support 200 million

people that follow the western

MORLEY

energy as well. People should replace pesticides with alternatives. Suzuki said that residential homes have more toxins, on a per capita basis, than agricultural land in Canada. You should eat a meat-free meal once a week. Buy locally grown

12 hours long.

an equal

people see

this date as a

affecting everyone.

The equinox day of spring

work or

first

in

way

is

the

Nature

Challenge that gives 10 points for people to strive for. They include: Reduce your home energy use by

One

of fuel.

first

learn

more about

the Nature

Web

carried out today.

became popular, many

it

companies and businesses would sponsor their own events, and the day became known as Earth Day. Some people see the April 22 date as nothing more than a public relations ploy and they strongly

family and friends.

Challenge go to the www.davidsuzuki.org.

still

When

transit.

that is close to

school or work.

To

UN celebration was the ring-

site,

solar-powered subdivision

depend on each individual family’s energy needs and consumption. According to Arise it “is expected that the solar electric system will produce 3600 kwhs of electricity

natural heating gas costs. Elzinga

ily car in the

As

in

same

energy provides people with insur-

roof

produced during peak times during the day and any surplus energy will be wired to the power grid and sold to Waterloo North Hydro. By being connected to the power grid, these homes will also always have a consistent energy supply. Elzinga explains that the houses have an R2000 energy-efficient standard and upgraded windows.

ance against rising energy costs.

and also adds

on average, 50 per cent of the home’s energy needs. The propor-

Arise estimates that the energy-

of electricity generated will

owner’s more than 40 per cent on

amount of carbon dioxide saved by the solar roof is the same amount emitted by a fam-

first

subdivision in North

The the

Eastbridge subdivision in the east

end of Waterloo. Arise Technologies which is based in Kitchener, is the company behind the solar power.

Dave Elzinga, an engineer product

development,

Eastbridge

homes

will

says

in

the

be outfitted

with solar-paneled roofs and generate,

tion

per year.” electricity will generally

efficient

be

houses should save home-

It

to

the

the

solar

a 20-year war-

made from

50

years.

The

recyclable steel

structural stability to

become good environmental citizens. The

the houses.

engineer explains that peak con-

tance on solar energy for residen-

sumption of

tial

also

enables people to

ing the

energy

electricity occurs dur-

summer when is

coal-fired

most prominently used.

month Canada.

earth in

In Kitchener, there is garbage cleanup and a tree planting drive. The garbage cleanup is on April 26 and 27, starting at the Country Centre, Community Hills

Chandler Mowat Community Centre and the Huron Park area. There is also tree planting and nature walks through the Grand River Trail on April 26 at the Stanley Park Optimist Natural Area.

For more information, go to www.city.kitchener.on.ca.

Whether you choose to celeDay on March 21 the

brate Earth

way, or wish to take

traditional

part in an Earth

Day

activity in

April, the fundamental feeling of

the day should not be lost.

world should unite protect the one

in

thing everyone

shares.

while there

is

a lack of

about solar power.

that part of the project is also about education and working to change

people’s attitudes about energy and ultimately the environment.

The government

is

offering assis-

homes. In the Eastbridge subdigovernment is assisting

vision the

by covering about 50 per cent of

There are other ways to save energy besides purchasing solar panels including turning thermostat, taping winter,

cut

down on greenhouse

of the solar panels, after assistance,

effective

between $15,000 and $20,000. However, despite the advantages, it is not prevalent in Canada. Elzinga attributed cheap energy

energy by not wasting

says

that

the

is

a result, the cost

the

in the

and using energy-efficient However, the most

the total cost.

As

down

windows

using solar energy, people can gas emis-

knowledge

Elzinga says

By

sions and smog. Moreover, Elzinga

The

trying to

prices as one of the causes for the

However, Elzinga expects

the panels will last is

considered

slow movement. However, the cost

ranty.

well,

in

this country.

of the system also plays a role,

when each panel has

estimates that the average

throughout the whole month

home, particularly

However, there are other advantages to owning these homes. Solar

be the

like tree planting,

panels add

year in energy and heating costs.

America that is solar powered. The houses are located in

Canada. There are environ-

North America

year.

value

to

and hope

But not everyone calls the equinox Earth Day. Today, Earth Day is often celebrated on April 22. An article from www.wowzone.com, said the April date was as an environmental started teach-in to promote environmental awareness in communities.

to

off the road and saves 70,000 litres

Choose a home

in

April is

for peace in the world. Part of the

busload of passengers takes 40 cars

lobby for better public

Enthusiasm for environmental awareness has grown so much, April is considered earth month

marks the first the West, which

UN

transit

school.

almost every elementary school student participates in Canada.

also

represents a new beginning. Therefore, they thought March 21 would be an effective reflection of the true meaning of Earth Day. proclaimed the In 1971 the March equinox Earth Day, a day

that is

Walk, bike, car pool or use

day for environmental awareness. Now, more than 180 countries plan events and projects directed at improving the environment and

everywhere,

happens

equinox

homeowner could save about $800 per

Waterloo is going to be a little greener with the construction of 15 solar-powered homes this year. It is

Many symbol

of a united world, because the

porting the produce.

to travel to

nations that participated in the

garbage cleanups, nature walks and recycling drives, going on

in trans-

Choose a fuel-efficient vehicle save gas and energy.

Day was declared on April Canada was among 141

22, 1990.

the sunlight and moonlight to be

Learn more and share with your

Suzuki’s answer

Waterloo has By JEFF

rating, use 30 per cent less

Earth

mental events,

Support car-free alternatives and

print.

the source of

everything that matters,

homes, with an

from www.earth-

article

sun crosses the equator, causing

ing of the peace bell, a tradition

of living.

line.

R2000

March day the

would otherwise be used

living

mass consumption

refrigerators

this

ment.”

Suzuki explained that the Union

fire

homes

On

the equinox.

is

and hunger, forget the environ-

don’t deal with poverty

of Concerned Scientists, an organi-

are

21

use 40 per cent less energy that the older conventional ones, while energy-efficient

to

to celebrate the earth,

we

is

air,

humans

New

San

and produced food. In this way, people save fossil fuels, and limit greenhouse gas emissions that

“If

of four crucial elements:

Suzuki stressed that the world

made up

and appliances.

21, 1970,

cele-

in

special meaning, because

10 per cent. energy-efficient

Day was

Earth

www.earthsite.org, the date has

Suzuki issues Nature Challenge MORLEY

to

of the day.

first

Francisco.

By JEFF

was meant

be a day for the world to unite and rededicate itself to taking care of the earth. However, the world is not unified over the offi-

brated on

greenhouse gas emissions.

limit

It

An

day.ca, said the first international

lightbulbs.

method

is

to conserve.

it.

conserve

Turning

down heat and some basic ways

off lights, turning

saving water are

to


SPOKE,

April 14,

2003

— Page

11

Thank you! The C£( would

take this

like to

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

our success this year

all

Conestoga College students are the best students

Conestoga participate

a variety of student

in

association. But the activities

we

In

Ontario. Every day, the students at

life activities

provided to them by their student

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 important.

We are

also understands that student advocacy

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

College should quickly approaches, the student body at Conestoga

know that the successes

Take care of yourselves

of this year

this

be

summer and

We could Many thanks

will

built into

we’ll

the success of next year.

see you

in

the

fall.

not succeed without your help

to you for helping so

many people through your

contributions.

CONESTOGA S T U D E N T S INC.


.

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— SPOKE,

April 14,

Entertainment

2003

Comedian helps CSI end year on a By JASON

TVO television station. Rouse even

NOE

has

What April

way to Day then

celebrate

better

Fool’s

see a

to

in the

Sanctuary?

dian Jason Rouse onstage for free lunchtime comedy on April 1

Opening for Rouse was fellow comedian Dave Martin who hardly received a response from the Conestoga crowd. But once Rouse

came number of

the stage, the audience

alive as

he touched on a

different subjects.

Rouse joked about ences between

the

differ-

men and women,

marijuana, the menstrual cycle, his family, and mentally challenged people. One of came when an

his biggest laughs

older

"Ladies and gentlemen,

Rouse onstage. hilarious Another

“you suck”

to

woman

Rou^e

wait

in

the

in

stand-up comedian should try performing onstage first. "I had a career going in stand-up

becoming

before

a

went

I

to

school,”

after the show.

Rouse

per cent

is all

said

“Ninety-nine

learned in front of an

by fire. You have to take all the good and bad, there are no short cuts. If you don t audience.

It’s all trial

it you should Rouses admits his worst experience performing comedy was being booed onstage in Calgary. “I had never been booed before,'

quit.”

get

and I’ve never made an audience so angry that they’ve booed me, espe-

room

son,"

in the

middle

car

mom!”

of his performance.

“Go

but

interested

shouted,

my

said

a

anyone

that

feels

moment

formance.

when

Humber College

that wasn’t my intenRouse. “That stuck with me. Then I had to do a second show that night on the same venue.” Usually before a show. Rouse said he often walks around the

man walked

into the Sanctuary during his per-

occurred

at

after receiving a scholarship,

That was the thinking of Conestoga Students Incorporated (CSI) who managed to bring come-

hit

site

www.jasonrouse.com. Rouse graduated from the come-

dy program

comedian perform edgy jokes

Web

own

his

at

when

cially

tion,” said

to get a sense of

Rouse to the woman. The young man from Hamilton

has accomplished a considerable amount for a comedian in just a

few years. He was awarded the 2003 StarTV Award as one of the top 10 funniest people in Canada, the 2002 Now Magazine Readers Choice Award for best local comedian, the 2001 Gemini Award for best individual performance in a comedy series or special, and the 2001 COCA Campus Award for comic of the year. Rouse was recently a judge on the Canadian Popstars television series, and will be featured along with six other, up-and-coming comedians in the National Film Board documentary. The Next Big Thing. It will air this June on the

what the

said year,” the end Andruszkiewicz. “I’ve seen his performance before so I knew what to expect, and that’s why I booked to

him for the day.” Looking back on comedians

this

much quality talent “Two comedians

onstage.

ple

months

may

is

a

Mike Myers,

expect the

Jim Carrey type, but looking at the roster we’ve had perform, they’re just as good. The students have been treated

comedy

to

some

real top-notch

this year.”

For next year, Andruszkiewicz is going to rotate the comedians he has seen perform in the Sanctuary. Some acts he will have return but others he

is still

skeptical about at

this point.

“In

terms of our non-licensed change or stu-

events, they have to

become bored with

dents will

they

see,”

before the show even

is

starts, just

because they’re trying to be funny with a group of friends.” Rouse explains a lot of comedians cannot handle the lifestyle that

comes with

touring and performing

month, for

a

good showing," said Andruszkiewicz. “A lot of peo-

eight

the habit of doing

feel

at

Andruszkiewicz feels the students were lucky to see so the college,

Andruszkiewicz. “The

graphic

year’s

have performed

that

comedians

like.

I

was a phenomenal way

it

out what the demoand feel what the energy is like,” said Rouse. “Usually you can tell who is going to be the idiot “I’ll

replied

may be

audience

“He’s a great comedian, and thought

high note

last

the

said

thing you

want to do is get into the habit of booking the same acts all the time. The one thing you want to get into

much

is

evaluating as

different talent as possible.”

(Photo by Jason Noe)

Comedian Jason Rouse performed for a packed house in the Sanctuary on April 1 The CSI brought the comedian to the colwas the final comedy act of lege to celebrate April Fool’s Day. .

It

the year.

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER:

graduation

comedy.

“Anyone who thinks

it’s all going be big television stand-up specials is delusional,” said Rouse. “You could be performing at Massey Hall one night and in a bar the next. It all happens within 24

to

hours.”

CSI events programmer Jody Andruszkiewicz believes the spe-

Day comedian end to this year’s comedy program at the college. cial

April

was a

For many of you, the end of this semester represents the end of your current studies at Conestoga College. You may be ready to begin a new career or ongoing studies.

You may be planning to move to a new city or to travel. This transition will be a welcome relief from studying,

Fool’s

fitting

projects, late nights, and too-short days.

You should feel proud of your accomplishments. You have reached a goal that seemed so far away when you began. pmmmfrm,

Sometimes, you may experience anxiety or doubts: the life

you have known

is

about to change, and you aren't

exactly sure what the next part of your

life will look like.

There may be sadness as you leave behind friendships and support systems. You might even miss teachers who have been mentors to you. If you remember back to your first

semester here, you may have had many of these

same

feelings, but with time you developed

relationships and opened up to

new

new experiences.

So, as you graduate, take away the gifts of a College diploma,

new

skills,

and conf idence

in

your achievements.

Congratulations!

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April 14,

Sports

2003

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Craig Leger, of Sport stores

like

and a lacrosse the game.

out a set of gloves

in Kitchener, tries

to get

you

in

stick.

Local sports

wooden

and much

summer view, as sanctioned by the Great Spirit.

When people think of Canada’s national summer sport, the first thing that often comes to mind is

Some games would

days,

last

and winding at sundown. There was no physical boundary

starting at sun-up down for the day

hockey. However, what some people don’t know is that his country

for the play area either, so players

He

predicts the sport

is

has two national sports.

would roam

for miles.

May

1994, lacrosse was declared Canada’s national sumIn

mer

sport,

while

hockey

was

claimed our national winter sport.

Even though

the

government did

ing to www.lacrosse.ca,

known

it

has been

as our national sport by the

media as early as 1859. The game, which has been dubbed “the fastest sport on two feet,” is strongly

Canadian

was

embedded

into the

culture.

played by native Americans, and was an important and part of their spirituality It

first

lifestyle.

According

to

www.lacrosse.ca,

they played to honour the Great Spirit

and

their Creator.

game would

A

lacrosse

also be played to set-

arguments between nations. The leaders and elders of each nation would organize a game, and the winner would be regarded as the one with the right point of tle

S& If

equipment

sport on two feet,’ strongly

embedded

to grow.

game was becoming

petitive

The game, which has been dubbed ‘the fastest

the turn of the century,

But by 1915, enthusiasm for the sport had dwindled because some people felt the

not officially recognize lacrosse as a national sport until 1994, accord-

born.

game continued

com-

and professional.

1925,

In

too

lacrosse

the

into

organizers

Canada wanted to revitalize sport. The Canadian Amateur

“Baggataway,” while the Iroquois called it “Tewaarathon.” It was the French settlers that started calling

it

lacrosse.

The

stick

remind them of a Bishop’s crosier, or staff, and the French word for crosier is

was

said

to

“crosse.”

As

the

game began appealing

to

European settlers, they thought it needed more organizathe

tion

and

stability.

In

criteria

college or undergraduate university studies

worth $4,000

to

$10,000, moy be

for

ball or soccer.

seemed tried

interesting,

Aaron Wilson,

The general manager

is

looking

Wilson would

forward to a good season with the

May

and the key to that growth is the players. “As a pro league we want

of

“Right

1

had 15 rook-

8 runners last year.

now

team,” he

a very

it’s

says,

“It’s

strong

very

still

the

game

to get as big as possible,

and the only way that’s going to happen is if more kids play.” But the league has to

prevent the

players.

are

CLA.

minor level. Besides providing some local

two years of

this scholarship,

leadership

To see

if

hockey and

to baseball,

Right first in

now

Rock

the

is

ranked

the Northern Division of the

the Eastern Division. Toronto and

New

Buffalo have secured a playoff spot

Among

Braves have professional

both play for the

York Saints, Matt Disher of the Ottawa Rebels, and Bob Watson, Colin Doyle and Aaron Wilson, all members of the Toronto Rock.

and earned a bye round. The final

in the first playoff

Rock

playoff

will host a semi-

game on

weekend of April.

NEW MILLENNIU service,

academic achievement,

and innovation.

you are

football,”

the team’s alumni

some

who

now

a major

is

Wetherup and Josh

the

also produced

Black,

10 years from

NLL, while the Buffalo Bandits are number one in the Central Division and the Philadelphia Wings lead

entertainment,

Philip

in

say (lacrosse)

professional sport, right there next

at the

The award recognizes community

you

“Hopefully

we can

grow slowly, to from getting

talent

around speed and action, and was well received by both the fans and the Canadian Lacrosse Association. By the mid1930s, box lacrosse was the official sport of the

the

3 at the Waterloo Recreation

Complex. “This year, we’ll be expecting more from them,” he

lacrosse.

centred

see

to

National Lacrosse League grow,

starts

says Wilson.

It

like

off Friday,

which

provincial championships together

that time,

I

it

Toronto Rock player

hockey was also a popular sport, and organizers wanted to find a way to integrate the two games. So, they decided upon indoor lacrosse, also know as box

The game evolved even more during the 1930s.

so

I

watered down.

for the senior championship.

Lacrosse

and just loved from day one.” it

young and growing with maturity.” The players have been on the same team all of their lives, so they mesh well. Hallman also knows they can win, since they’ve won some

last ,

wasn’t really into base-

“I

make

scoring,” he says.

ies out

At

also a student at

on school when you have to, and when it comes time to play lacrosse you just concentrate on that,” he says.

around speed and goal

of done

up years before, was re-creatThey made the Minto Cup, a silver cup that was donated by Canada’s governor general. Lord Minto, in 1901, became the award

1867, the

and are entering your

is

I

time,

trate

will be restricted as well. “Everything they do is kind

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE

you meet the

who

first

because he’s gone every weekend and a couple of week nights during the winter. “You try and concen-

He says the nets will probably get bigger and the size of the goalie

says, adding that they

ed.

Each nation played the sport in one way or another, and they all had different names for the game. The Algonquin referred to it as

it

which will score more goals.

Lacrosse Association, which had split

the Canadian culture.

on for the was a proud moment.”

tried the jersey

sport

the

to

enable players to

Braves,

across

is

“When

Toronto Rock,” he says.

going to

get quicker in the future, adding

changes

the

was a dream come true for the when he was signed by Toronto last year. “There’s no other team I’d rather play for then the It

22-year-old

they were before,” says Hallman.

Montreal Lacrosse Club held a conference in Kingston and The National Lacrosse Association, a governing body for the sport, was

Through

it

balancing school and playing is especially sometimes, hard

lighter pads.

that the league is trying to

By BRANDI STEVENSON

interest-

it

has

“(Players) are not as protected as

sport

tried

Wilson,

and heavy

sticks

seemed

and I just loved from day one,” he says. I

the University of Waterloo, admits

equipment. Today, most players use plastic sticks with aluminum shafts

wasn’t really into baseball or

has

gained popularity since he played. The equipment has changed a lot. Traditionally, lacrosse was played

Lacrosse Canada’s national

started playing

I

minor lacrosse,” he says. Hallman says the game changed substantially and

with

“I

soccer. Lacrosse ing, so

team.

Braves since 1971 when he started out as a player and was first introduced to the sport at the age of five,

when

K-W

well in

eligible

and

including deadline information,

to obtain application material, visit

our

Web

site at:

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Varsity athletes

honoured By JAMES

K.

DOYLE

at

MVP.

varsity athletes.

and

fastball,

varsity

Each team gave out two awards,

men’s

coach’s award and

outdoor and indoor golf, badminton, hockey

women

soccer,

s

indoor

men’s Bojan Djokovic, a member of Conestoga College’s of the men s athlete recipient the was teams, soccer and outdoor sports athletic banquet held of the year award at the 35th annual Edelweiss Sports Tavern

at the

night’s biggest winners

were

Ruth Yzerman, a member of the women’s fastball and badminton teams, and Bojan Djokovic, a member of the men’s indoor and

(Photo by Nick Horton)

outdoor soccer teams,

April 2.

who

both

walked away with Athlete of the Year honours. and Yzerman’s was This Djokovic’s second year winning

Time By NICK

MVP.

Christine

Gomes won

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you

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eat,

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After the

following

playoffs?

the

in

this

ing very well. The Leafs beat up on the Wild, Devils and Capitals before losing

game of The game was played

to the Senators in the last

the season.

or no intensity by both teams as it had no playoff implicaseations and the last game of the

with

son

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is

rarely played balls out.

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league.

The Flyers have more than enough scoring talent on their With the likes of Simon team. Gagne, Jeremy Roenick, Michal Handzus, Tony Amonte, John LeClair and

Mark Recchi

to

name

Toronto were to get beaten in it first round of the playoffs, would be a devastating blow to the If

Nolan

and

Phil

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like

were

Housley

brought in to win a cup, not to flop let in the second or third round, alone the first. The Leafs really have too

depth and out.

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on the team

to

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seventh

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became only

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but the players have changed."

Mark Recchi

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organization.

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team is ready. "We want to go

he

good,

the

wait for a few, the Flyers can only spoiler. play to chance their have nine new players,

Flyer winger

feel

for the playoffs?

season, his second 30-win season in the in the three years he has been

says

the

goaltender in history to post 400 regular-season wins. He now joins of a club that includes the likes Sawchuk. Patrick Roy, Terry Jacques Plante, Tony Esposito,

Glenn Hall and Grant Fuhr. The series, like many, will be goaltenders. the by decided Belfour

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into the playoffs

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MVP

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went

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Djokovic was named as the men’s outdoor soccer team’s MVP and received a scholarship and honours on the league all-star

All of Conestoga’s varsity sports

the MVP. The men’s named Miro Orasanin

home

league all-star team.

Edelweiss Sports

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women’s

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indoor team

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