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Toga party rocks Timeless

SARS

tradition

continues

Sanctuary with hundreds of togaclad students.

NEWS

are

Spoke

the

in

cuts college enrolment

International students’ applications

down 50 per cent

this year.

NEWS Residence

initiates

13

parking passes

New

parking rules require residents to have passes visible on windshields.

3

Monday, September 22, 2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

35th Year

— No. 3

Thieves steal $10,000 worth of equipment By VALENTINA

RAPOPORT

the doors

Camera equipment worth $6,000 from the college has left broadcasting and journalism teachers and school security askstolen

ing

students

keep

to

eyes

their

open for any

unusual around the college.

activity

camera equipmixing board and a microhave also been stolen,

phone

bringing

$ 10 000

the

closer

total

to

DV

camcorders

were stolen from a broadcasting office on the upper level of the fourth floor. Located behind two locked doors, two of the cameras, which were still attached to editing desks by steel cables, were snipped free while the other three were taken from boxes. "Whoever stole them, I believe,

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

In

a hypnotic state

was

Students packed the Sanctuary last Monday to watch Tony Lee hypnotize participants. Comedian B.J. Woodbury warmed up the crowd. See story on Page 7.

room

the

in

broadcasting teacher Steve Pam. Parr said he believes the thief said

Fair helps

students for Fair

will

life

prepare

after college

showcase more than 150

By JENNIFER

MENDONCA

“You can meet people and you are graduating this year and you still don't know what to do with the rest of your life, the upcoming Career Fair is the perIf

get

and then you have a contact person for when

their business cards

will

fect opportunity to look into the

you are looking for a job.” Because this is a networking event not all employers will be hir-

future.

ing.

The event 24

RIM

at

on Sept. Waterloo from

will be held

Park in

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Students will have the opportuni-

meet with more than 150 different employers from a variety of

ty to

as

fields,

well

as

ask questions

resume with them. The resume should highlight the skills you gained in college on the part-time first page and then list jobs you have had throughout school on the following pages, said

about their chosen career.

“Highlight different aca-

demic projects you may have done relevant to the job you are applying for.” Sara Free,

great

stuff

consist of three copies of paper

ner at the

Sara Free, career services officer fair

in

a professional

"It's like

you’re going to an inter-

view. you

should be dressing for

will provide students with a valu-

success."

able opportunity to develop con-

Free discourages students from travelling around the

tacts.

"This

is

basically a networking

In addition.

fair in

groups.

mixer floor

along stolen

place for stu-

wanting

rooms

in the evenings.

to

access certain

The passes

with the students’ information. The student, instructor and security

Door 1

1

will provide buses to

leaving

fair

1

from

10:30 a.m..

3 at 9:30 a.m.,

:30 a.m. and

who

will be participating, visit

website Fair Career www.partners4employment.ca.

the

at

stu-

Career Fair with 150

different employers. is

it:

Sept. 24. 10 a.m. to

Where

is

1

at

RIM

it:

College

Waterloo.

is

9:30 a.m..

Park

in

providing 10:30 a.m..

will

who

Parr,

also

said

Cost: Admission

who

bring

is

free for stu-

their

student

cards.

What

to bring:

broadcasting

Bilandzic,

technologist at the college,

charge of keeping

the

all

equipment for students

He

condition.

is

in

camera good

in

said the thefts are a

have great confidence

because

it’s

anyone.

I

forcing

Your resume.

students

should report anything strange to to

make

the security

measures they can to prevent theft. “We have to make sure we're keeping an eye on this area ... but because of how it's not easy remote some of these areas (editing suites and studios) are. It's a large area with a lot of equipment."

Both Parr and Bilandzic estimate

be stolen next.”

in

the

me

not to trust

don't like having to think

there lars’

is a total of a half million dolworth of equipment between

and fourth floors. Although emergency funds have heen found to replace the stolen cameras, finding the funding, the third

according to Parr, is not easy. “We do not have a budget in broadcasting to replace stolen equipment it's

...

difficult for us just to repair

items." he said.

hide things here." to chief of security at

Parr also said the ideal security

the college A1 Hunter, overall the

measure would be the installation of a surveillance camera on the fourth floor. "Again it's a budget issue." he said. "We don't have the

According

thefts hurt students

most of

all.

losses (of equipment) are

going to impact the students the most," he said. "We need to find a

balance

between

control

and

access."

1:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

dents

that’s

your shoulder and thinking about who might be dishonest or what

“Any

3:30 p.m.

buses

open and accessible and

we must is it:

to stu-

students here." he said. “It's sad

can attend: Conestoga

What

open

about to become

terrible thing.

DETAILS Who

It's

a sad thing,” he said, adding, “It

Tom

:30 p.m.

For more information about the Career Fair as well as the companies

labs here are

requires you to start looking over

your student card.

and from the

“Our

dents 24/7...

all

receive a copy.

less

man-

fair.

classes started

in

dents

self.”

to the fair is free with

rea-

patrol

4 p.m., admittance

have

When

Free reminds students to conduct

themselves

Conestoga College, said the

in

who

all

school on page two."

career services officer

at

you've done

"There's no sense this

and safety

sure they are taking

dents. all

for both security

sons, and security staff

victim to theft.

“I

having

he said, “We must raise the awareness first to ensure a secure area for both students and faculty." Along with video surveillance, which Hunter said was put in place

security, said staff

academic projects you may have done relevant to the job you are applying in

locations of the college are recording 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “We don’t want to catch more thieves, we want to prevent theft,"

discouraging.

different

for."

Hunter said it’s no secret that cameras located in several different rity,

the college after

month, an audio was taken from the third radio broadcasting room with a microphone that was

Free.

“Highlight

Although he wouldn’t comment on what exact changes are being

in April. Parr called the incidents

Admission

on

a lot

site.”

encourage students to not go in packs together. It’s more comfortable for you that way but it looks better if you go off by your-

The college

However, Free encourages students to bring a copy of their

a very large

passes are also

Only days before

“I

event,” said Free.

re

cameras were

the

earlier this

employers

different

We

community and we have

because of the hard-to-find location. According to Parr, it’s not the first time the programs have fallen

knew where

Career

least twice."

at

“If students see someone who doesn’t belong (to the college) they need to tell us (security)

discussed in order to increase secu-

.

,

In July five mini

He also stressed the importance of students helping to prevent theft at the college. cure."

immediately.

In addition to the

ment, a

all the time but it's not unusual to find some doors inse-

He

said

ensuring

doors

are

locked during after-school hours is the most effective way to eliminate theft.

"We

(security

)

are checking

money

to spend."

When

asked about the possible implementation of a camera on the fourth floor. Hunter said it's not just the cost

of the camera but also

the supporting pricey.

equipment

that is


News

Construction slows downtown buses from Walnut

Street,

By JE NN IF ER

HOW DEN

noticed

have

roadblocks there are many safety

may

bus

by

it’s

there then usual.

The

concerns.

downtown

of

roads

One

for the passengers

is

are being picked

and forcing them to take winding detours around the city. “It’s crazy,” said Alka Riski, 22, of Kitchener. “The buses are

means they have

of

a

goes on around them. are also being dropped off in the middle of construction, which means they have to walk through the construction to get to the sidewalk.

“People are getting on and off the bus just about everywhere,” said Riski. “There are some temporary stops but they aren’t being used the

$40 mil-

cany them

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

The Route 7C bus goes around

Out of the $18 million, $2.8 million has gone into the work in Kitchener,

including

improvements to Park and Victoria streets and the Gaukel Street entrance to Victoria Park.

Approximately $13.2 million has gone towards other roadwork including improvement to two

the construction on King Street.

The roadwork

is

forcing

buses

to

go

and take detours.

slowly

out.

to stand waiting

They

lion provincial

received $ 1 8 million to

in the

traffic

Region.

SuperBuild fund in 2001. The region submitted specifand projects for approval ic

up

for the bus while construction and

zigzagging all over the place trying to avoid the construction.” The roadwork is part of a commitment by the province to spend $18 million to improve roads and other infrastructures in Waterloo

The money came from

the

all

who

middle construction. This

Kitchener are under construction, which is slowing down the buses

downtown

Bramm

taking longer to get

downtown

Students travelling to

Kitchener

to

Park Street, from Devon to Stewart streets and Water Street, from King to Duke streets. With all the construction and streets;

of Kitchener- Waterloo. The project includes widening roads, reconstructing sidewalks,

ramps and curbs and replacing sewers. is

scheduled to

end by November.

Street closure include going along

As a result of all the construction some roads have been blocked off

Charles and

including King Street.

stops that are not being used to tell passengers where the temporary

With

that

main

closed

artery

can't follow their scheduled routes so detours have been set up. Detours for the King

many buses

Weber

Signs have been posted

at

detour bus stops are located. Some other streets that

under construction

place and

in

bus

are

are Victoria

all

over the

some cases doing

dangerous turns

streets.

aren’t just

inconveniencing the passengers but the bus drivers as well. Drivers are driving

Highway 401 interchanges and a new arterial road on the west side

The construction

way they should be.” The road closures

to get

around the

construction. “I think the drivers are tired of

know

driving through the mess.

I

would

“I

be,”

said Riski.

I

think

everyone’s just waiting for winter so the construction will stop.”

Residence implements parking passes They’re available to residents free of charge CONNELL

By RYAN

who

Students

don't live at the

and Residence Conference Centre and yet park there to avoid buying a college parking pass, might want to recon-

Conestoga

sider their options.

New

parking rules have been

implemented

year

this

we will know. It will get easier as the year goes by.” Residents were asked to regis-

college,

at the resi-

parking passes at the front desk and supply information pertaining to their vehicle such as ter for

will ensure that

guests

are

The new passes

only residents and

parking in the

lots,

which hold around 250 vehicles. General residence manager John Kobylnik hopes the new parking rules will help reduce

will cut

it

at

down

(on people parking

residence),” Kobylnik said. “If

we keep on

seeing

someone com-

ing and parking and walking to the

April

The new passes

cars.

manager

general

Genevieve Oberle said car theft was

will

why security camwere needed to monitor the parking lots. She said residence is an easy target for car theft because it is so close to Highway 401 where

another reason

ensure that only residents

and guests are parking the

management

after

received complaints about vandal-

Assistant

in

lots.

eras

thieves can quickly escape, reduc-

have been given to residents so far, and residence management

not perfect but

Security cameras were added in

ism to

parking pass. “(The system)

is

lots this year.

charge.

college to avoid buying an annual

number of students who use

the parking lots and walk to the

In addition to residence intro-

ducing parking passes, more security has been added to the parking

late

colour,

Residence guests receive a white temporary parking pass to put on their dashboard during their visit. Close to 200 parking passes

the

passes.

year and licence plate number. The passes are available to residents free of style,

dence, requiring all residents to place a parking pass on the windshield of their car.

given out more than 15 parking tickets with fines of $15 each to vehicles that don’t have the

isn’t afraid to issue

to

people

who

“(The system) fect but

it

will

is

not per-

cut

down

residence.)”

don’t obey the

already

which was purchased

several races,

John Kobylnik, has

ouui nuiGu/

Faculty and students in Conestoga College’s automotive service technician apprenticeship program, at the Guelph campus, worked for more than 14 months to restore a 1988 Mustang. The car,

parking tickets

mutu

Pedal to the metal

(on people parking at

rules.

Management

(

ing the risk of being caught.

The

general residence manager

where

it

racer’s next event

Thomas Dragway on

in

pieces,

was

did so well that is

the

it

rebuilt

and entered

has moved up a

Coca-Coca Challenge

in

class.

at the St.

Sept. 27.

Although parking passes have been implemented

this year,

it

has-

stopped all students from parking in residence and walking to school to avoid the raising cost of n't

college parking passes.

An

annual

parking pass changed from various prices last year depending on the lot, to a flat rate of

$210 for

security, said

the college increased the cost of

parking in order to cover expenses after making several renovations

and additions

Parking passes are new to the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre this year to prevent drivers from taking advantage of the residence parking lots.

to parking this year.

The college added 307 parking spaces to accommodate staff and students and installed new video cameras and emergency phones to some of the lots. surveillance

Call

Spoke

all

lots this year.

A1 Hunter, chief of

Got a hot news tip ? at ext.

3691


SPOKE, September

Toga-clad students

and have hootenanny this

reducing the lines

Beer

year

tion,

said

it

is

a

that there are inherent problems with holding events at the school. He agreed

timeless tradi-

general.

CSI events programmer

"People to

that perpetuate the tradition.

tends

to college

and not have

a toga party?” he asked.

“People hear theme

dance and they say not

go,’

like

Ethan

‘Let’s

But,

to

at

gation but security does have a

overcome some of

report on the incident and

We

don t want to do things as a punitive measure,” said A1

they say, ‘Let’s not go,’ but a toga is like a timeless tradition.” He also said the fact that many

want to prevent those things from happening.”

Hunter, chief of security.

to

the

school

tradition.”

ke a tease,” said Miller, you have to drive 20 minutes to “ It,s

lj

seem

themselves

CSI vice-president of

Past

‘I

Miller said

fewer people tend to show up at the Sanctuary as the year goes on because it can be an unpleasant environment. He said it tends to be hot, sticky and claustrophobic. Also, he said the lines to get in and get drinks were too long and the drinks were not cold enough. "This year we're going to have a

later

at

to stop

While there were no major issues at the toga party. Hunter said there were a lot of young

that hampered CSI events didn’t

people in one place and the problems that occurred, such as small fights, were alcohol relat-

people from enjoying

at the Sept.

like the idea

1

1

ed.

event.

Hunter said the vandalism negatively on all the students and the college itself. “Obviously we don’t expect that kind of conduct from our

of having a party

so convenient since

reflects

I

live

over

in

students,” said Hunter. “I’m disappointed, in some ways, especially in dealing with the littering and things being thrown on

res.”

The evening finished without any major incidents. Miller said the Sanctuary parties have some advantages oyer the bar

the street.”

(Photo by Mike Wilson)

scene. “It's

air

and cold drinks.

a

than

to

here." said Jessica Wismer. “I’ve got so many friends here and it's such a great atmosphere. Plus it’s

said

means cool

Walk Safe

program was run usual.

problems

attendance

activities

coolness,”

toga event and the

get here and then you can only

have one beer because you have drive home.”

“We

Extra staff was on during the

causes

problems.

Miller,

was

meeting with the CSI over some of these issues.

the

“People hear theme dance and

the course of the year.

to

diamonds was ripped up and thrown on the pavement. There was no police investi-

walk

nerdy stereotypes associated with school events.

t

Miller, adding that

to

he also said a toga party

Although the toga party has been consistently popular, attendance at CSI events tends to go down over

commitment

want

through the institution they learn have a party,” he said.

commute

is

CSI vice-president ofactivities

Ethan

don’t

party

but a toga party

a timeless

tainers were tipped over. Although there were no actual complaints ol vandalism, the newly laid sod near the baseball

that many people have a negative attitude toward school functions in

popular every

Jody Andruszkiewcz. He used Van Wilder and Animal House as two examples of movies

"Why go

the event costs $3, pop the cover charge

at

Miller admitted

foosball.

ycai because

1

some

and free pool and is

DARREN SMITH

Students leaving the Sept. toga party are suspected of committing minor property damage after the event ended. Early Lriday morning, traffic cones, signs and garbage con-

at the bar.

was $1.50 and was $2.

different.

The toga party

vandalism

into

also said the bar has double the serving capacity of last year,

Students packed the Sanctuary for an evening of drinking, dancing, socializing

police

investigation

a good time

of

— Page 3

He

The toga party has become one of Conestoga Students Inc.’s most was no

No

By

By MIKE WILSON

popular annual events and

Sanctuary

fill

2003

22,

Louis' type atmosphere

Students (from

left

to right) Carol Khbeis, general arts

and

sci-

without the price and without the

ences, Jessica Wismer, marketing, and Dolly Phan, marketing,

scum.”

dance

in

their

bed sheets

at the toga party, Sept.

Hunter said that steps would be taken, where possible, in the future to help prevent a recur-

rence of the problems.

1 1

just the beginning of college’s colour coding new colour scheme to make easier for people to find their way around

Lime green Architects devise

it

By CHRISTINA

BRAMBURGER

These canopies will be identififrom a distance unlike the numbers that they have now. The doors will still be numbered, but will have a colour to go along with able

What do the Frog

all

snot,

have

puke and Kermit in

common?

few of the words used to describe the shade of green of Door 6’s canopy in the E-

They

are just a

wing. architects,

its

has devised a plan to

colour code each of the different

make their way

wings of the main building it

easier for people to find

to

Conestoga College students walk under the green canopy at Door 6 in the E-wing, Sept. 12. The green canopy is just the beginning of the college's attempt to_colour code the different wings to help students and visitors find their way around.

is to

go for functional-

versus visual appearance,” says

A

coloured canopy will be over

each of the nodes and will correspond with the signs throughout that

wing.

ice

firefighting

such

a:-

18. a pre-serv

student,

haven'

They

find that the let

wings

eas;

lering of the different

appeal to everyone.

because you know the B-wing between the A- and C-w ings.

By

creating a

they

building.

first-year students

Drew MacKinnon.

the college.

node

to

it

locate any of his classes.

Hence, the bilious green in the EIt is something you notice from a distance, but does not

know

campus

although

wing.

in the

for the

of the

noticed the colour coding withii

visual identity for each major

is

Conestogr

at

green canopy has not helped hin

College,

Mullan.

"As the college gets bigger.” says Kevin Mullan, vice-president of finance and student services at Conestoga College, “students and visitors are going to have a harder time trying to get around campus.”

The plan

(Photo by Christina Bramburger)

"The plan

around.

have a layout similar to that of a large mall, with walkways around and through the forest, as well as major access points, or nodes, which will allow quick and easy access to different parts of the

student

keting

Even

it.

ity

Conestoga College, along with

Jeb Aarts, 20. a second-year mar

have

building, visitors

hit the

main point of access

to

Aaron

LASA

Clifford,

lime

canopy and says

The colour coding is only in its beginning stages. The signs inside the B-wing are yellow and the Cwing will be red. The feedback has been quite pos-

coding has not helped him

itive.

it

much

easier

to get around."

But who's really paying attention? Most students have not even noticed the different colours of signs in any of the wings, whether they are first-year students trying to find their "I like

way around

it.

I

think

locat>

any of his classes. Although she described th> canopy as snot-green. Arnand. Smith. 18. a first-year broadcastim student at Conestoga College,

says Mullan.

"Individuals find

abou

green

the colou

their destination.

that

or not.

it's

fresh." says

i

first-yea

a

student, does not care

"disgusting,

the

is

ha

noticed the colour coding.

"As soon as you see the greet awning you know you're in the E wing.”

Not

all

colours have been choset

for the other to

w ings, but they hav

be visually distinct and catcl

your attention. Perhaps fuchsia will be next?


Page 4

Commentar

— SPOKE, September 22, 2003

Students across Ontario fear a possible strike we are

Although

the talk only four weeks into the college year,

strike is already swirling

of a

What some tract

students

around campus.

com

is that

not be aware of though,

may

in Ontario and discussions between college management which (OPSEU), Union Employees Public Service

the Ontario

the summer. It seems that represents faculty, actually began in could agree on over the OPSEU and management the only thing by the conwas that a settlement would not be reached

summer

tract expiry date

Not only year, but It

of Aug.

3

1

double cohort this are students forced to deal with the unrest. labour of pressure added the

we now have

makes

it

a

little

unsettling to think that the school year

OPSEU

may

try to

and be forced to a standstill while management come to an agreement. when 2,100 contrac Jog your memory back to the year 2000 from York assistants research and faculty and teaching two-and-a-half months for lines picket the pranced University sizes. demanding higher wages, job security and smaller class across college every These same issues are now being raised by are not surprising that students feel like they game. chess a caught in the middle of this time, Even though talk of a strike is pretty premature at

Ontario and

it

it’s

a possibility

is still

and students shouldn

t

be caught

oft

guard. If the strike occurred, the school year

ed,

greatly

affecting students.

may need

to

be extend-

on-campus residence would need to be students would need to make further off-campus extended, accommodations and smaller issues such as parking decals and bus passes will need to be accommodated.

would be

strained,

5 issue of Spoke, students may be required to take additional classes to finish their year. Keep in mind this isn’t only affecting Conestoga College, this is affect-

As pointed

out, in the Sept.

all 25 colleges across the province. Although the union says there’s no need to panic, the mere mention of the “S” word strikes fear in students who are counting on finishing their programs in the designated amount of

time. standstill. It is understandable why both sides have come to a Smaller class sizes mean more faculty, which comes down to more money. Faculty also wants better job security, improved benefit coverage and more money, to name but a few issues.

often the case, says the

money

isn’t there to

Despite the halt of discussions, talks need to resume and an agreement must be reached between the two parties. Management needs to pay more attention to the phrase “you

spend money, to make money.” In this situation, making money is obviously a metaphor for creating a better educational environment. One must ask, does a better education mean a better future for everyone? It’s really a rhetorical

have

is

However,

it

As

I

was

could

were stuck

my

in a

friends and

huge

traffic

I

Opinion

We made

is

iour.

to a little

Beyonce Knowles

a look at

the vehicles around

There seemed

to

the eye could see.

I

took us.

my

not

normal morning behav-

Normally I am slightly moody in the morning to say the But

least.

that

day

my cool. Why was this

I

managed

traffic so

What was happening

that

bad?

a car accident

slow down and

the middle

causing a dead stop

of such a busy

mind-boggling.

been the only people taking part

Sammy I

continued

don’t even

moved I

I

know

into

DJ

my dance I

making

was baffled

to see there

passenger. In fact,

know

me

seems

like

necessary to

You

are only

on the

less cars

is this,

logical

this is contributing to the

drive a lot less

congested. I

It

isn’t stare.

makes the morning in

people while countless cars passed

to

would

dents, decreases the traffic and

we may have

Our van was packed with five with a lone driver.

it

I

when passing

that

road lowers the chances of acci-

were

few cars holding more than one

party.

was having fun with the delay. However, I should point out this

up the

the problem worse.

My point

street?

a carpool.

for sure if we

during the song. But

I

in

everyone

was

So like most people would, I began to dance in the van. My friends and I were having a great time but the traffic was still

As Beyonce moved

farther

But as a side note, to tell

us getting to school on time were impossible.

way

not the cause of the traffic either.

to

keep

be cars as far as

The chances of

our

and noticed a car accident. involved had been vehicles The moved out of the way so this was

to see so

sitting in the car listening

everybody got four

if

street

Boulevard.

While

Imagine

or five passengers in their car. The traffic would almost disappear.

It

many cars backed up down Homer Watson

was absurd

half.

Gall

jam.

the road in

number of vehicles on

Blake

getting a ride to school

the other day

everyone drove one other per-

son to school with them every morning that would decrease the

be less stressful if a few things were taken into consideration.

to

question.

If

to school

not always the most exciting

part of our day.

1

ing

Management, as is meet the demands.

The morning commute

Students’ financial situations

will

admit that

time dancing in

I

my

had a good friend’s

van

while waiting for movement to occur, but

it’s

would want

not something

I

to take part in every

morning.

traffic delays.

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Peer tutoring services are a By CARRIE

More

HOTO

100 Conestoga students are helping other students by

becoming tutors. "To be eligible

may mean difference between a pass or a

Tutors

(han

which

week

is

to be

period.

completed Tutoring

subject

is

to be a tutor

you

“The opportunity any student

have to have an 80 per cent ,” said Sheila Hollidge, peer services

(about tutoring)

ly,”

to

available to

is

is

1

feel strongly

because

it’s

administrator.

some

for

“We’ve got a

lot

won-

of

derful student leadership

college

peer services

and

I

students.

“Your

first

semester, second or third can be very stressful.”

Hollidge said peer tutoring works because it’s a student-driven serv-

think

really taps

ice.

To have

into that.”

a one-on-one tutor costs

students $15.

Carol Gregory,

“Our goal

Another program offered by peer

If

we have

is

“It

also free for students and involve a one-hour review session a week. “It’s more of a discussion group .

It’s

a

tutorial,”

Group

tutorials are free for stu-

dents.

Tutors are expected to provide students with five hours of tutoring,

for an hour a to

1

A

Hollidge said.

tutor helps in a classroom

week, for about eight

0 weeks.

here that tutors

strengths; we’re looking for

faculty

input and interpersonal Anderson said.

tutor within peer services.

Carol Gregory, co-ordinator of Student Services, said the peer serv-

Sheila Hollidge,

“We’ve had lots of testimonials from students who said it made the difference between passing and

ices at the college are a “win. win.”

peer services administrator

a very relaxed atmosphere,”

failing,”

Peer assisted learning groups are only available to the following pro-

peer based, so students are hearing it from students who have

grams

already

“It’s

for the fall semester: financial

“Those are

demic

have a strong and an independent role.”

she said.

(tutor)

historically challeng-

said.

ing courses,” said Tomasevic.

This program was initiated

last

grow

as the

received 80 per cent or above

in.

she said.

Gregory believes Conestoga has one of the best peer services departments within the college system. “We’ve got a lot of wonderful student leadership

and

in

this college

think peer services really taps

I

into that,” said Gregory.

something

“It’s

Peer services receives a list of all students who achieved a 75 per cent average and the courses they

fall.

“They’ll continue to

been there ... They’ve had the experience of what

the other student is going through. They’ve had a year, they’ve settled into what works for them,” she

,

group

quali-

don’t just focus on aca-

Students can also apply to be a “It’s felt

Peer assisted learning groups are

.

We

skills,”

combines a study group model

Tomasevic.

.

“well-round-

ed, successful students.”

The learning groups review what was taught during the week.

...

officer, said tutors are

groups.

large

matches

coordinators select students they feel

does,” Tomasevic said.

Brenda Anderson, peer services

peer assisted learning

amount of requests for a course we co-ordinate something called a

Hollidge said.

O'

to

the

fied.

tutorial),”

accounting one, business math one and technology math one.

Student Services co-ordinator

“It’s felt here that tutors have a strong and an independent role,”

do one-on-one

is

to pro-

list

into the concept.”

(in a

with a group tutorial model,” said

Hollidge said the transition from high school to college is difficult

Peer services gives the

gram co-ordinators and

adviser.

stu-

dents helping students.”

group

demand

fail

would be good tutors. “The tutors are very well

services

“The other reason

could be two stu-

‘win, win’

“We had a really good response from technology. They really bit

improve academical-

Hollidge said.

is it

— Page 5

2003

said Joy Tomasevic, learning skills

specific.

have to have a 75 per cent overall accumulative average and the courses you are tutoring in you

in this

“The irony dents, or 20

in a six-

22,

believed

I’ve

always

in.”

For more information on being a peer tutor or getting a tutor go to Student Services in 2B04.

Two

cars stolen at

campus Police investigate

parking By The

lot thefts DARREN SMITH vehicle

first

thefts

Doon campus occurred week of Sept. 8.

at

the

during the

Waterloo Regional Police inveshad no suspects. During the early afternoon of

tigated but

Sept. 8, a

Honda

Civic was stolen

from Lot 10 and a S 10 Chev pickup was taken from Lot 4 on Sept. 41.

“We have

patrols in the lots

all

of

the time,” said A1 Hunter, chief of Conestoga security, “but we can’t

be there all the time and we can’t be everywhere.” Hunter said when pickup trucks are recovered they often have sig-

damage. He requested that and students immediately report any suspicious activity. “These things tend to happen

nificant staff

very quickly." said Hunter, "so it they (students) see that again we

encourage them

to call (security)

right away.”

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Students head to Vegas conference they jobs through contacts that said. she APICS, have made with

By JAMES CLARK To many people

Tracey Lopers,

words Las up images of

the

Vegas instantly stir but bright lights and gambling, College there are tour Conestoga students to

make

who is

the student

contact to the APICS parent company and a business teacher at

Conestoga College said

the

that

greatest advantage to the students

see the city as a place valuable business connec-

who

how

to see

is

professionals in their

field operate. tions.

Thee Bounkeuth, Mary Anne and Goothuis, Karen Pattison selected been have Ashley Harrow Production to attend the American

sr%

Control

Inventory

Societies

international conference,

(APICS) which is held Oct. 6

to 9

in

Las

Vegas.

Also known as the Educational Society for Resource Management, APICS focuses on keeping its 60,000 individual and corporate members up-to-date on successful business practices used worldwide. Only 15 students are chosen from all

around the world to attend the

annual conference. Each student must fill out an application and be recommended by a member in the parent organization. student Third-year

Thee

last

year’s

Bounkeuth attended conference which was held

in

Nashville, Tenn., and expects this year’s conference to be an even (Photo by

James

Clark)

been selected to attend the American Production TlaryAnn Goothuis and Thee Bounkeuth have beina held in Las Vegas Oct 6 9. z-' c^nintioc intomatinnai conference ....... ..... nvemuiy vzunuui .

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better opportunity to network. inter“It is amazing to be able to act with all of these professionals from all around the world,” said

.

Bounkeuth.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

“Last year we had 3,000 profesattending the conference and this year they are expecting

Public Speaking Anxiety

Do you do any of the following? • p ee extreme anxiety when thinking about doing a

sionals

over 5,000.”

Mary Ann

presentation.

APICS

{

beats wildly before, Find your palms sweat, your legs shake or your heart during or after a speech. or during a Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before

presentation.

from having to Select your program/course/assignments to be “safe"

speech. Risk low marks or

Develop creative excuses or illnesses

failure in

student

chapter,

attending the conference

way

to

is

said a great

lot

Lopers

where professionals go on the cutting-edge,”

said.

Each student from Conestoga is receiving a scholarship of $350 US pay for registration and other

to

fees related to the conference. The four students are also hold-

chapter ing a 50/50 draw at parent meetings to help fund their trip. While attending the three-day

conference the students will attend seminars on a variety of different subjects such as improving leadership skills. They will also be able listen

to

to

speeches made by

world-renowned businessmen. Speaking at this year's conference will be Pat Croce, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, and

Lawrence

J.

Ellison, chief execu-

of Oracle Corporation. have included formei speakers Past vice-president A1 Gore.

tive officer

The

students will also be attend-

ing seminars on

how

to

improve

student chapters. Last year Conestoga College had the second

APICS

largest student society in North America, with approximately 100 students. They are currently on a recruitment drive and hope to get

as

many members as last year. As for gambling, Bounkeuth and

Groothuis plan on playing

it

fairly

safe.

“I’m not going to be gambling said amounts,” huge Bounkeuth. “You know, as a stu-

make valuable business

away

of students have gotten

dent

contacts.

“A

is

stay

I

can’t really afford

it.”

make a ,

a course by not doing a speech. (that feel real at the time) to avoid

doing presentations. Let others in your group "carry" the presentation. Fear "making a fool of yourself in front of teachers or peers. Believe everyone is fairly calm but see yourself as a “wreck.

• •

;

t

Groothuis, president of

“This to

common These are some signs you may be experiencing one of the most approach planful a using overcome be can It anxieties: public speaking anxiety. and relaxation thoughts; 2) involving: 1) recognizing and altering negative situations and positive mental rehearsal techniques; and 3) practicing in low-risk then

in

situations with graduated levels of risk.

your course work, your well being, or your potential to perform as an employee actually are affected, it is time to do something about it. Remember, avoidance If

increases anxiety!

you at the college: offered through Student Services in the group, Anxiety 1 ) Join a Public Speaking Winter semester. Anxiety and Personal Performance 2) Enroll in the Public Speaking option of the course (offered in D block starting January, 1999). the Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Bourne (available at the LRC on the

The

3)

following resources are available to

Read

,

shelf and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice front of friends, family or classmates. in Student Services. 4) Make an appointment with a counsellor

A Message

from Student Services

in (Photo by Michelle

Taylor)

Cooking up a storm! Chef Michael Preikschas has 30 years of experience and is Conestoga’s newest face in the cafeteria. He’s seen here preparing a stir-fry for hungry students.


Feature

(Photo By Carrie Hoto)

The new Lamborghinis we drove

made everyone er for the

Tony Lee took A first-person

a

feel

little

cool-

moment.

me

control of

account of a night under hypnosis

By BLAKE GALL

my trail. I threw the Lamborghini into gear and took off, giving a few rude gestures on the way. hot on

didn dog. hut I

t

I

cluck like a chicken or hark like a definitely made a fool of myself at

Tony Lee

the

XXX

Sanctuary Sept. 15

hypnosis show

in

fifth

As

the

The less-than-morally-acceptable spectacle made its way to Conestoga for the first

mushrooms”

my

it.

As my journey continued

chair and

felt

a female exotic dancer.

my my clothes.

the sweat dripping under

my my

I

if

my

I

they have

my

with

hands

in front

of

my

face

his soothing voice telling us

we

felt.

I

was

instantly

I

immediately

numb and

I

felt

was

in

my

a better place. After

to

open

an inch

my

eyes and hold

in front

gers, then felt a

of them.

1

I

was

my

I

fingers about

my

life

me

as

I

was

a shark

told

to climb on

my

was coming

to get

me.

It

seemed

fin-

magnetic force pulling them

back together. Slowly my hands began to feel lighter and they rose above my head. 1 rose to my feet and began walking towards the stage. Other students joined me in this state of unconsciousness. We were all instructed to take a seat and relax once again. My hands

remained clenched together, my grip getting so tight my arms trembled. Lee then made his way around the stage releasing our grip with a simple touch. We

were then put to sleep. My body felt like rubber as I sat slumped in my chair. We were put into a deeper sleep with every number Lee counted down from three.

was

I

now

wearing only

how

told

that

it

was was

started falling

downward

in

my

chair.

I

beside me.

Lee instructed us

to

welcome

the feeling

of relaxation moving from our toes, through our feet and into our legs, and eventually throughout our entire bodies. It was funny when he was saying that our that

my

resting

face

on

From onto the bliss. '

in

It

my

there

floor.

1

sprawled out

in

my

chair

was heavenly.

shining and getting increasingly hotter. I began to sweat and w iped my face and

fanned my body in an attempt to get cool. Once the heat reached an unbearable point we were informed that it was suddenly getting extremely cold.

was

It

also

remember

taking part in an episode

knew Lee would send

at his

told

to

get back

into

our chairs.

I

returned promptly as instructed.

complete

Suddenly. Lee told us we were sitting, or my case lying, on a beach. The sun was

wouldn't rec-

We started rubbing each others' backs to generate a little more body heat with my face

were

slowly rolled out of

I

ing this at home.

from PMS and got a little rude with Lee. But he didn't mind my honesty. As the show came to an end I began to feel restless. I think I was coming out of the hypnosis before everyone else.

neighbour's jeans. I

recall thinking

try

“Grab someone near you to share body heat,” Lee instructed. I reached around trying to find anyone and felt an arm nearby. I rolled over from the fetal position into the arms of another guy who was obviously as cold as I was.

was extremely uncomfortable

I

underwear I tampon using tampon in my

of Jerry Springer and performing some dirty' acts on my chair. At one point I was suffering

knees and his face at mine. This w'as the beginning of an embarrassing journey. After the cold front left our bodies we

faces were relaxed because

my

to insert a

mouth. I then left the for about 10 minutes.

I

logical

chair for safety.

remember my head falling onto the lap of my classmate, Aimee Wilson, who was sitting

instructed

separated

my

at the time for

under his

body go somewhat

falling into this relaxed state

feared for

I

how

spell.

what

realize

awful.

(Photo by Carrie Hoto)

index fingers pointing upward. Lee

began with relaxed

my

Still

ommend anyone

the journey began.

clenched

I

mouth

the ability to clear their mind.

So

of the 400 people my underwear.

the audience.

demonstrated

show is not exactly The process begins with an exeranyone

in front

woman.

man from

hygiene.

Participation in the

cise that could hypnotize

was

I

Following that embarrassing moment I was called upon to give a lesson on female

hypnosis started.

voluntary.

told

nothing but

the genitals of

a beautiful

a

was

I

stood up and began

being ordered to lick whipped

recall

cream off

Lee took the stage at about 9:30 p.m. and began explaining what to expect. He warned people that if they were prone to seizures hypnosis was not a good idea for them. Then he showed us how we would hold our hands to get the

stood

I

in attendance in

arms.

I

heart out and slowly removing

dancing

release the blad-

returned to

felt so scared in chair hoping the

my

participation to add to the humour.

up his act. That left a quick break and then Lee would take the stage and take control. I

have never

mounted

I

I assure readers that I was not nude, just pretending to masturbate. This is when the true dirtiness of the show got underway. It continued wdth audience

Woodbury wrapped

washroom to der before the show began.

so

pornographic film. I was enjoying what I was seeing and like everyone else on stage I began to masturbate.

crowd into a much better mood. Everyone was having a good laugh except for me. I was getting more and more nervous as the seconds ticked by. I knew what was

ran to the

life

a lot of fun until the sharks I

shark wouldn't find me there. I survived the shark attack and settled myself back into my seat. I was suddenly on the set of a movie. But not any movie set, a

the entire

I

coming.

started

I arrived at the Sanctuary at about 7:15 p m. and managed to find a seat in the midst of 400 people. At about 8:45 p.m. the show began with the comic styling of BJ Woodbury, which got

was dreading

was having

I

this story.

Finally at 9:15 p.m..

had a bag of “magic on my lap. I took the indulge in a few grams and I

the effects immediately.

felt

I

I

pulled off to the side of the

I

sitting

opportunity to

time this year and received a great reception. made the mistake of agreeing to goine under Lee’s spell so that I would bring life to

coming and

instructed,

road and realized

.

1

was

sitting

down

in

the

I

fun of the driver.

Next driver.

my I

I

I

saw a

made my

w ith w ay up to

a very attractive

the car and gave

best “sexy" look.

drove away only to see a police officer

show

us

last

home

to

year so

I

do absurd

But they didn't work on me this year. were woken from the hypnotic state. I sat on stage confused at first because I was still not wearing clothes. I grabbed my things and got dressed then stormed out of

When we

the Sanctuary.

As so

I

instructed.

w anted

just

I

was angry with my friends go home. Once I stepped

to

out of the building ically as I

I

started laughing hyster-

remembered everything

I

had

was

dif-

that

just done. I

BMW

participated in the

things.

my new Lamborghini

highway at top speed. Suddenly, a Ford Pinto was beside me looking quite insignificant in comparison to my vehicle. So. naturally. slowed dow n to make

cruising

I

will

admit that show ing

my

face

grand scheme of things I'm glad I took part in such an event. Lee is expected to return in March 2004. I ficult the

don't

next day but

know

if

I

in the

will take part next time.


News

— SPOKE, September 22, 2003

Page 8

ECE awards

Big turnout for By CARLA

The Donna McKenna award was presented to LaRhonda Shantz, a

KOWALYK

To receive this award Shantz had completed her to have successfully

hood education program kept in good spirits despite the threat of held early morning rain as they back their fourth annual welcome

ECE

The

which

had two functions

party

of community services.

interested in

“Eve always been working with children,” O’Neill, a I ve second-year student, said. always wanted to help kids get a

second

the college’s first-year (ECE) students. It’s kind of a social get-

some people

know each other,” Morris is

a chance

also

out

awards

to

good education.” To receive this award, both

get to

said. “It

had

some

give

ground, their accomplishments in

stu-

different

ed

with people with

for the early childhood education

program, said each

can say about the students who won these awards are that they are very special people, Taylor thing

I

skills

“There were required for those awards and every single one of those girls deserves the award they are getting.” The students sat on picnic tables, the awn and the edges of the playground sandbox as the first award was given out by Morris.

said.

i

unexpected.

so many students to choose from. The award I won was the one I

'

special

still

I “I was suiprised to find out that won the award because there were

deserving.

“One

grew up working disabilities. But

award was

that the

was

really wanted,” said Zettler. “It the one that meant the most to

So I’m

happy

really

that

was me.

it’s

the

one I received.” Suzanne Bums, chair of the ECE program advisory board, presented of Sheelagh Wall with the Cambridge ECE student award.

Come and

Cambridge

YWCA’s

mission

marks entation and achieve high primarily in a field placement. Bums also presented the ECE as the last

Award of Excellence award of the ceremony.

The award

is

presented to a stu-

dent selected by the faculty and must maintain high marks in all their courses.

Jen Breadner, a second-year stuwon the award based on her

dent,

strong interpersonal skills, positive cheerful demeanour and her

and

commitment to

program, the to the awards require-

ments.

Ashley Chaces,

18,

said

she

thought the party was a nice touch. “I thought it was nice to see students get awarded for their hard

work,” said the first-year

ECE

stu-

gives first years somedent. thing to look forward to for next “It

Zettler said she

member

student

in

needs.

achievements,

but Titia Taylor, a faculty

and why they are interesthelping children with special

the field

dent for their first-year work.” Each award given out to students

required

to

out an application asking

fill

to

presstatement, have a professional

according girls

them questions about their back-

outstanding

for

achievement by a second-year

is

abilities.

“First off, this party is being held for the to welcome back students year and introduce them to

together to help

who has

given to a student

shown an interest in and a commitment to children with differing

Morris, chair

Wayne

A1 Gmelin award,

the

received

building’s playground.

according to

average

year with at least a and at least an A average in her second field placement. Sherry Zettler and Holly O’Neill

first

in the

awards ceremony and party

B

award Wall had

demonstrate the characteristics of the

second-year student.

More than 100 students and facearly childulty members in the

the

To receive

YWCA

year.”

After the awards were presented, in attendance was invited

everyone

to stay for free

cake and juice.

asked why she was interthe program, Zettler said

When ested in

she has always been interested in helping children with disabilities. “It’s just

do as love

my how

fullest.

people

something

that I

want

look at them as special people that I really want to

I -

to

career,” she said. “I just they enjoy life to the

(Photo oy uar/a r\uwa/yn/

stuBheelagh Wall and Sherry Zettler, both second-year ECE the at classmates hungry with dents, share laughs and smiles ECE awards ceremony and party. Cake was served as part of

learn about.”

Celebrate

at

RINGEMANC It's

Happy Wanderer Night for Students Thursday October 16th 2003 i,

7:30

pm to

am

1

Buy a group of 20 or more

tickets>

and the

tickets are just $2.00 each! Each person

group

will

will receive

a complimentary souvenir

mug

and your

be entered to win Molson Extreme Student Survival Kits!

Compete against other schools for

most people Call

263

a group!

today and get your

tickets! ext.

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or

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on our website

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will

age,

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

be checked at the door.

Caution:

men

walking

Karsten Scherer, Mark Marcsevrn and Scott Burns walk under the learning resource centre’s addition, located by the pond, on their journey First-year

to

do

civil

engineering students

their surveying.

(left

to right)


September

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Conestoga College’s law and

lor

his

orientation

1

lege. II be volunteering a lot because I really want to get in a lot of hours and it really looks good on your portfolio when you go I

jackets for the students. Last year, Jerry McEwin, one of the Stratford Cullitons Hockey

into

Club board members, asked the with the college’s law and security and police foundations programs it they could provide stu-

policing,

which

1

staff

The students stayed there until April, just before the season ended. I heir duties were to patrol the

them some hands-on experience.”

stands and act as security by keeping people seated and on their best behaviour.

Don MacArthur, president of the Stratford

The president of the Stratford Cullitons Hockey Club, Don MacArthur, said he hopes the go towards improving the program because he wants to continue working with Conestoga students.

worked

"It

out

well,”

said

MacArthui. I know it did on our side and hopefully, for the students, too,

it

gave them some hands-on

experience for their class.” Nathan Polmateer, a first-year student in police foundations.

to do,” said

“Hopefully, for the students, (volunteering) gave

the

will

want

Polmateer.

arena.

money

7n

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buy

at

session

He was volunteering at a hockey game Sept. 2 and accept-

equipment. T-shirts, and security

crowd control

for students

August.

foundations programs will use a $ 1 ,002 donation from the Stratford Cullitons Hockey Club to

for

equipment

heard about the volunteer opportunity when he came to Conestoga

security administration and police

dents

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Hockey Club

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the

By JASON MIDDLETON

the

two

ago

years

Six

friends

Now

the

a place called Chilly

show

is

shop.

coffee

without

31,

at 5

p.m.

like a is

not

surprises.

its

expected in an upcoming episode. “We had Lesley Neilson and William Shatner do an episode.

Todd

Peterson, 32, look the exact oppoin site of the characters they voice the cartoon Chilly Beach. Peterson, who is visibly

of a

Special Canadian guest stars are

Kitchener residents

Ashton,

Steve

name

every Wednesday may seem daunting task, but this show

Waterloo

and

the

Beach.” Following the Simpsons

CBC. in a

is

in northern

lives in Chilly

being taken fur-

by side

town

best friends as they go about their

possible ther than anyone thought to the way the all going and it’s Sitting side

has not.

Canada situated on an ice flow. The show two is about what happens between

embarked on a journey that of take them to the farthest reaches to

itself

fictitious

would

Canada, Beach.

show

“Chilly Beach

it in. Neilson was Phoenix and Shatner was in

They just phoned in

taller

out Frank Shackleford, the character he voicT-shiit es, on a blue Chilly Beach that both are wearing. “He’s the small guy, Peterson

L.A. They did a conference call and just recorded it there," said

says in the slurred cartoon voice of Frank, referring to a short blond pudgy character that’s wearing a

culture.

than

Ashton,

points

Ashton.

The need

"

pair

Ashton

that Canadians up about Canada’s

agree

to lighten

said, “I find

Canadians a

of the time define their culture by what they are not instead of lot

blue hockey jersey and matching

enjoying what they are. When asked what songs he would like to see on a Chilly Beach

toque.

Six years ago an Internet compa-

ny asked Peterson to draw some characters for an online animation that

would

attract visitors to their

are voice and Todd Peterson, 32, both Kitchener residents, CBC. on p.m. at 5:30 Wednesdays Beach. The show can be seen

Steve Ashton cartoon Chilly

website.

When asked how he came up with the look of each character, his

said

the

drawings just

fell

as Jacques

into

longtime friend, Ashton, said, “He’s clinically insane.” “Yes I am,” said Peterson, “but I'm getting better. Xhe voices in my head told me to draw them with a

place.

ey player

“Dale was a hoser type, toquewearing DJ who played obscure Anne Murray tunes. So I drew what I thought would fit that char-

rant,

toque.”

acter.”

Explaining that he received a description of each character from the cartoon’s creators, Peterson

When

soundtrack he said, “I'd make it rockin’. I’d put Triumph on it, or Anne Murray covering Triumph

actors for the

31,

(left),

Chilly Beach

first

LaRock, a

retired

hock-

who runs

the local restaua Scottish Constable Al, an east

Angus MacAuger,

trapper,

and

Indian Mountie.

As time went on the show became more popular, and the number of roles played by Peterson and Ashton shrank as more people came aboard.

began,

Peterson and Ashton voiced most

of the characters in the show, such

Gordon Lightfoot doing Bachman Turner Overdrive.”

With the cartoon now on the CBC, the two voice only a handful of characters. Ashton voices Dale and Angus, and Peterson voices

and

Frank.

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SARS

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2003

22,

— Page 13

cuts enrolment

By MIKE WILSON The number of

who

dents

College

international stu-

applied

Conestoga

to

year was

this

Kitchener and that no student has ever contracted the disease but most had already made up their minds.

Although many decided not to to Conestoga, others were

down about

come

50 per cent compared to last year and the number enrolled fell

upset with the school that they

were unable

approximately 40 per cent, or about 100 students, due to Toronto’s SARS outbreak last spring. Joe Brookman, head of internaeducation at the college, said

tional

fear of

tory

SARS

(severe acute respira-

syndrome) was the main

campus

weeks

a

in

it they were returning from SARS-infected country. By early August the policy was abandoned.

“It

was not

a difficult decision to

make because you have after the well-being

“It

was

not a

deci-

make because

sion to

you have

to look after the

well-being of your

Brookman. from SARS-infected countries mostly chose not to go home because of the policy, although, according to college president John Tibbits, stuStudents

1

students.”

school year.

education, Conestoga College

because Canada

there’

not going is

a

SARS-

Brookman.

come

their

arrival

to the college

would

because have been

delayed by Conestoga’s SARS policy, which, according to

Brookman,

"no one under any circumstances” was allowed on stated

without showing signs

tine period

of the virus, said Brookman, but were turned away.

Also, about 20 students decided not to

recommended 10-day quaran-

"You

can’t

change your policy

Wayne

a

broken) the pain will quickly

is

We have all experienced pain one time or another, whether it’s in the form of a headache, muscle at

strain, sore back, sprained ankle or a hangnail. It can be frustrating and at the time, but at least

we can look forward to when the pain will go away and we’re feeling good

again.

some,

Unfortunately

for

time never arrives. your body's way of telling

that

Pain

is

something wrong. It you acts as an alarm system to alert you to a possible injury and also to keep you aware of it; for example, the there’s

you

force

travel

unbearable, temporarily ing pain you feel

your brain and the

of your body. Although it's hard to define pain

accurately as every case

is differ-

International Association

is

evident.

known

tional

small portion of the school over 200 students.

"You used

to

was mostly Chinese. Now there are more Koreans,” he said. Tibbits said he isn’t too worried

imately

$10

billion

mobile animals, require pain to survive. Without it, the damage we’d do to our bodies without realizing it could be fatal.

seem

number of this

over

year and expects an increase year’s

last

would be shocking

maintained

our

stubbing

lost productivity.

said

rest

of Canada,

explains the drop

policy

was tough but

lowing the

SARS

Organization issued a travel adviso-

outbreak

at

Toronto’s

Scarborough Grace Hospital.

ing to

more

specific diagnosis

and

better remedies for chronic pain.

In

clinical

investigations,

individuals suffering from chronic

SARS-infected countries was to quarantine them for 10 days in the student residence.

said the loss in funds

is

“immateri-

when dealing with an $80-mil-

al”

lion-a-year budget.

Brookman

also said the drop

is

the fear

you take SARS and you add mad cow and

“If

Nile,

bad

This wasn’t acceptable because they didn’t have an area in the residence to do that and because of it

would

“How would

create.

people

feel

about

coming to the college if they knew there were students quarantined in

you’ve got a

residence?” Tibbits said.

situation.”

Brookman

SARS

you take

“If

mad cow and West

and you add

Nile, you’ve got

a bad situation.”

Brookman said he to many families

personally explaining

wrote

no cases have appeared

in

(Internet photo)

come

to a

tasks

can

arduous while the

only thoughts revolve around the discomfort he or she is sufferer’s

experiencing.

and

social workers.

Besides acupuncture,

many

treat-

know what their means, can not only feel depressed and anxious, but terrified

alone and don’t

pain

One of

as well.

the

pieces of

first

have been shown to retain lower levels of endorphins in their spinal fluid than normal. It is

relief.

believed that acupuncture stimulates nerve endings, and wiring

severe pain; chiropractic therapy:

ferent approaches to treating pain,

those needles electrically (electroacupunture) can possibly lead to activating endorphin systems.

for

pain

to assist in pain

Analgesic drugs (painkillers) can be taken, opioids for more anti-depressants

and counselling

emotional strain; exercise, which promotes blood and oxygen flow; nerve blocks (injections which interrupt pain messages) and for

some, marijuana helps relieve

pain and the anxiety that can result.

Because ers to

it

is difficult

communicate

non-sufferers,

Although based on theory

at this

chronic pain sufferers can look forward to more research and investigation of the disease. At one time, a typical response to

point,

complaints ot chronic pain would be comparable to "it's all in your

On

lop of the already intol-

healing occurs, the pain will sub-

medications to surgery. In

Take a stubbed toe for example: the immediate pain can feel almost unbearable for a few

aqd find the it is important to try cause of the pain before treatment. Advances in neuroscience are lead-

suffering

the

patient

was

such hopelessness to depression and

would often lead despair

...

now some

even suicide. There are doctors

who

specialize

specifically in pain and pain treatment. Patients are often directed to

a health-care team,

which can con-

for suffer-

their pain to

many support groups

their condition.

“Types of pain,

dif-

information about medications

we

...

advise them to keep active and

not isolate themselves - isolation

simply compounds the problem. They are encouraged to develop a multi-disciplinary pain management team, of which they should be the leader.”

Ulmer says

if

family doctors are

get a second and find someone who

not co-operating,

exist to allow people to not only help themselves, but other sufferers as well. Barry Ulmer, executive Pain director of the Chronic

opinion

Association of Canada, says the organization assists people in many

not

answering any questions they may have about their condition, types ot pain, medications. alternative treatments and the nearest support group. They

physicians have learned about pain in lectures during medical school

ways,

surface immediately and. as typical

cases

occupational

therapists

advice he will give people is to learn as much as they can about

experiencing,

all

of physiotherapists, psycholo-

sist

ments are available

The pain can be

Some common forms

they could accept students from

gists,

some

in

halt: the ability to per-

terribly

the

that

so incapacitating that an individ-

form simple, everyday

because

about coming back.” Tibbits said he was told by Health Canada that the only way

not surprising.

economic World Health

feeling

ry for Toronto in early April follow-

SARS

tuition

in

than

fol-

outbreak.

aftershocks since the

ing a

more

a

just

“I think we kept our loses to a minimum because - while many people didn’t like our policy - we won respect and people felt good

provincial government, but Tibbits

which

tourism

in

income and

literally

$10,000 yearly

they don’t get support from

don’t differentiate between Toronto

and the

make up such

pay

often

West

back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia syndrome. In many cases remedies are available, ranging from

side.

numbers,”

lingers

annually

lost

They

many non-Canadians

said

erable

will usually

we

if

Tibbits.

He

students

numbers by next

September.

head.”

It

the

international students to

ol chronic

minutes to months.

expects

increase in the second semester of

pain are migraine headache, lower

temporary, lasting

He

about the drop.

18 per cent of Canadians suffer from chronic pain, costing approx-

screeching

Acute pain is anywhere from

it

the Chronic Pain

damage, or described in such damage.” Humans, of terms

acute and chronic.

and

Association of Canada, more than

ual’s life can

There are two basic types of pain;

look around the

to

international students office

pain."

According

associated with actual or potential

all

noticeable drop in Chinese stu-

psychogenic pain, or

as

"phantom

sometimes

It

Another reason Tibbits said he worried is because the interna-

isn’t

dents.

causing pain where olten no injury

medical expenses,

tissue

ban was dropped says there was a

ended. The pain signals continue throughout the nervous system,

Study of Pain (ISAP) characterizes it as, “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience

for the

indeed

alter

your toe was to endure indefinitely? That is what’s known as chronic pain: pain that persists long after the healing process should have

cal explanation for the pain to exist,

rest

the

debilitat-

to avoid putting pressure

injury.

spinal cord to

ent,

It is wonderful when the pain goes away, but imagine if that

will

a sprained ankle

The pain messages through nerves by way ot the

on the

diminish, leaving no lingering indication that the injury ever occurred.

due to nerve damage, called neurogenic pain; other times there is no physi-

pain from

the

a serious medical condition

is

moments, however, (unless the toe

By HALLEY McPOLIN

He

Canada has been

second-year English as a second language student from China, was planning on going home for the whole summer but could only go home for two Jiang,

Chronic pain

unpleasant

in

midstream,” he said.

after the

August.

“It

About 10 students showed up on campus after staying in Toronto for the

infected country,” said

to

China in hopes that the situation would improve by the start of this

Head ofinternational

T’m

I

home

dents decided to return

Joe Brookman,

"Students say,

look

to

of your stu-

dents,” said

difficult

said fair.

rea-

son for the drop.

to come for the summer program. But Brookman

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

including

will help, as

a difference,

psychological problems, they end up isolating themselves and not

doing anything about their pain.

Knowing someone

believes

them

goes a long way.” “ Ulmer says the fear of the unknow n can be the scariest part of chronic pain. Sufferers

who

feel

their

According to Ulmer, education most essential advancement

support group.

says Ulmer. "Because most have been told over the years they ha\e

in

Practising

curricula.

things."

must

"Many

still

and from other doctors who. in turn, have been taught many wrong

the

someone can make

doctors are

one includes pain

organized

have even put together a support croup manual that instructs those interested on how to start their ow n times just listening to

many

not educated on the issue. "Of the 16 teaching hospitals in Canada,

is

in

chronic pain. The pain

treating

be acknowledged as being a real and a very serious health condition before it can be first

Because pain

treated.

is

subjective

cases difficult to pinpoint. people arc still not receiving the treatment they require and

and

in

many

deserve.

For

more

information

about

chronic pain and pain treatment, visit the Chronic Pain Association

webpage Canada’s of www.ecn.ab.ca/cpac.

at

,


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News

— SPOKE, September 22, 2003

Getting to

know your engine

Course teaches students car maintenance By DESIREE FINHERT Faculty

your

you how

teach

to

oil.

car, but they will

do

car’s muffler.

it

yourself.

ed

dents the chance to learn the basic

for nearly

Businessworld Magazine report-

how to correct own cars.

prob-

James Milson, 30, said weeks of the course are left open for checking the students’ cars and doing small projects on them. “They get to do a small repair on Instructor

the last three

their

own

who

is

vehicle,”

said

“Your car smells

when

mechanic

who works ance,

Car

Milson taught the on Wheels course out of

“I

Guelph Chrysler Dodge and this is the second year he is teaching Understanding Your Car at Conestoga’s Guelph campus. Milson said his goal is for everybody to learn enough about their car for them to go into a garage

commercial insur-

in

taking Understanding Your

hobby and would

as a

like to

have some rudimentary knowl-

covers the principles of operation like a

and two-stroke engine lawn mower motor or chain-

saw engine. Clerical assistant for part-time trades and apprenticeship Linda

progresses to information on buying a used car.

Guthrie said in previous years the small engine course has consistently been full and has since expanded into an advanced class, new this

Milson said the section on buying in-depth with hundreds of things to look for. For is

wear on

a used car can indicate the condition of the car’s suspension.

dents’) used vehicles and look for things. Maybe the car’s

certain

an accident, but the guy’s

not telling you that,” said Milson, is a certified, licensed auto

who

mechanic. thing

Instructor

James Milson teaches

you’re buying a used car is to take it to a mechanic who is reliable and get a second opinion.”

bring in a couple of (stu-

best

is

for a four-

10- week course starts with fluid levels, tire pressure, windshield wipers, belts and hoses, and

The

years.

I want to start from the ground up and keep increasing my knowledge,” said Scarborough. Other courses offered by Conestoga include Servicing and Repair of Small Engines, which

The

in

1

edge, but

with confidence.

been

1

continue taking courses involving auto mechanics and restoration.

Previously,

“We

for

Student Gary Scarborough, 50,

suspension.”

instance, the tire

like french fries

down the street,” who has worked as a

going

it’s

said Milson.

Milson,

Parkway Ford’s service

a used car

that bio-diesel accounts

verted into bio-diesel.

technician. “We’ll do everything from checking your fluid levels, to checking your brakes, to checking

Women

2002

in

80 per cent of the engine fuel consumed in India today, due to the large wastelands, from which oil is extracted and refined into fuel. Milson thinks it’s a great idea and said french fry grease can be con-

operations and maintenance of a car as well as in their

cleaner-burning

plant

The continuing education course. Understanding Your Car, offers stu-

lems

a

is

made from animal

fat and which biodegrades within 30 days of being released from a

Conestoga College

at

will not fix

Bio-diesel fuel

to

do

when

Students Gary Scarborough

(in left

tinuing education course offered at

his first

fall

class of Understanding Your Car

in environmentally friendly drums where they won’t leak. Once a month, or once a week, depending on how much fluid you go through, a company comes to pick it up and take it back to a recycling refinery to recycle it and reuse it.” Student Danela Altvater, 21,

Milson includes environmentally friendly tips for your car like keeping it well maintained and tuned and bringing used fluids to a mechanic for safe disposal. “The fluids are harmful to the

drives a turbo-diesel

environment,” said Milson. “What all the shops like to do is save them

Gulf and is interested in running her car on bio-diesel, but said she

photo) and Rob Bracken fin rinht nhntnt Conestoga College’s Guelph campus.

tho mi

Volkswagen

doesn’t

know anything about

car and diesel

is

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information

her

about bio-

not readily available.

“I’m going of people

to

have

to talk to a lot

who know

intimidating.” said Altvater, one of

women

in a class

of 12.

the

school

call

from

Guthrie,

the

who

of trades

we have

to

and answer a

industries,”

has worked

at

said the

Guelph campus for 23 years. “It’s kind of our mandate to provide the training in those areas.”

want to know more before I approach it and make sure I know what I’m doing.” “I

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apprenticeship

about cars and I’ve heard that that can be pretty four

year.

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The world has

MCMURPHY

lost a

musical leg-

Johnny Cash died in a Nashville hospital Sept. 12 from respiratory failure caused by diabetes complications. He was 71 Cash had also recently struggled With a disease of the nervous sys-

pneumonia and autonomic

neuropathy. as

The Man

in

Black

because of the black clothing he wore in sympathy of the lost and

Cash was bom Feb. 26, 1932 into a sharecropping family in Arkansas and worked in the cotton troubled.

fields

his

was teens Cash began

family farmed.

here in his early

it was his mother who encouraged him to follow his dream of being a singer. “My mother told me to keep on singing, and that kept me working through the cotton fields,” he said. “She said, ‘God has his hand on you. You’ll be singing for the world

that

end, but his legacy will live on.

Known

Man

look back at the

By KRISTEN

tem,

News

— SPOKE, September 22, 2003

It

writing songs.

According to an article from the Washington Times, Cash once said

some

day.’”

1954 Cash auditioned for Sam Phillips’ Sun Records and began recording with his band The Tennessee Three. Their songs did not do as well as they had hoped. After numerous single releases. Cash’s I Walk the Line went to Billboard’s No. 1 position where it stayed for 43 weeks. Through the 1950s and ‘60s, his music career began to soar as he came out with songs such as Don’t Take Your Guns to Town and Ring of Fire. His unique, rough voice In

and blend of

folk, gospel,

rock and

country music found a spot hearts of fans of

all

in the

ent on drugs and alcohol to keep

him going. His marriage fell apart and he was working up to 300 shows a year. Cash overcame his addiction by 1967 with help from his singing partner June Carter. They were in 1968.

Cash’s career continued to thrive,

earning

him

awards and

numerous his

own

music

television

The Johnny Cash Show on ABC. Cash included a show

in

it

into

Hall of Fame.

Rock and

ages.

Fame caught up with Cash in the mid- ‘60s when he became depend-

married

make

1969,

years

the

Country Music

He was

Roll Hall of

Despite ongoing health problems.

Cash released American

Man Comes Around

became

the

Cash

youngest singer to

IV: in

The

2002,

five

decades,

deserving.

earning

Grammy

him

Awards.

1

He

recorded two of his best-selling

albums live at prisons. “To be a fan of John Cash is to have abiding faith in the power of an honest heart and artistically based on the ability to create one’s own job,” singer John Mellencamp once said. “John Cash is an

American

uncompro-

original,

and incomparable execution. He makes you feel

mised

in his craft

which included a cover of the Nine Inch Nails single Hurt. The song

that

earned him six nominations

at the

the best part of your spirit. In other

August 2003 MTV Video Music Awards and the award for cine-

about him, about you, and about

matography.

us.”

health.

48-year-old

five

Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.

show ran

until 1971.

Fame

Between 1985 and 1995, Cash released three albums as a member of the band The Highwaymen alongside Willie Nelson, Waylon

Cash was not able the awards due to

1980,

placed in the

later.

wide variety of guests on his show, from Bob Dylan to Pete Seger. The In

Black

in

to his

make

it

to

declining

Cash’s career produced more than 100 hit singles extending over

.Returning to school after

in its

he

is

playing solely to reach

words, he makes you feel the truth

The Man

in

Black

will inspire the

souls of music lovers for years to

come. For more information, www.johnnycash.com

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Ryan Malcolm By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

singers

make

did not

chance

have been

tallied

Ryan Malcolm was named

compete.

to

The runner-up, Nova Scotia-resident Gary Beals, 20, also made a

and

the first

on Monday

valiant effort

Canadian Idol, Sept. 16. Malcolm, 23, of Kingston, won over the hearts of Canadians during

million viewers each week.

More

Monday

after

Something More, Down on the Corner and Stand by Me. Monday was the last chance for Canadians to vote for one of the two remaining finalists: Malcolm or Gary Beals. The four judges applauded

particularly impressed by

od in Canadian history. American Idols Kelly Clarkson and Studdard have gone on to start successful music careers.

Malcolm’s Monday night performance. Judge Zack Werner attributed

tion to

the gruelling contest with his renditions of

Malcolm’s

commented

filled

1

No. sold

highlights in addi-

Dream

It’s

CD

first

1

.5

CD

as a duet.

Britain’s official Talk Like

like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19. Americans John Baur and Mark

Summers Talk Like

created

A

Pirate

in the rnid-

there be

no

steppin'

in

nist

the offbeat day. Increased participation

Scott. is

according to

this year,

Scott, organizer of

that,

expect-

their

s

think that

it

services

is

to

been

I

family deal with his friends and

to

seriously.

the

fill

gap,

The

others,

a college freshman

who

seven seas, travelled currently round the world, and home of Nottingham, near the

lives

Robin Hood. from Scott developed the idea webBritish a www.B3TA.com,

new CD,

Idol

favourite

their

said.

release of

Malcolm’s

fans can

tunes

listen

on the

to hit

Despite the students’ support of Malcolm, the majority thought the true Canadian Idol had already

Canadian Idol Greatest Moments CD. Each of the 1 finalists has a song on this album, including

been voted out of the competition;

Malcolm singing the Way You Are.

1

Billy Joel’s Just

to children of

Conestoga College alumni to

receive the bursary students must be enrolled in a diploma or certificate

program

at

applications so

more than

that,’

said.

The bursary will be awarded on Nov. 3, 2003.

Nov. 3, 2003 so applications must be submitted by Oct. 3. “We have only received nine

We

a few

Conestoga

and have at least one parent who is an alumnus of the college. The bursary will be awarded on

far.

see

Himmelman

would

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that I’ve seen that better

But he had the

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said after

as shipsure to refer to friends

be havin' a quite respectable Scott

on

the greatest singer.

that.

be realisin that the day, an I be

only

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talkin' like a pirate.

it,”

else

admit

site.”

“O’course,

the day out to Barry for promoting from Aside people. to millions of has to Scott word, the out getting

I

show

anyone

raw energy, said

that

“He wasn’t

To

Monica Himmelman, alumni

existed.

He

be

“There

isn’t

he

students believed that Quebec-resi-

offering a

his

said be taking off this year,” Scott in an e-mail interview. goes said most of the credit

him

deserved to win.

Yaksich.

first-

I’ll

puls his heart into

represents the country

open exclusively

will

taking

ant,

bursary up for grabs

webpage has been runand ning for about three months, as long as about that’s he admits passion for pirate dialect has

going “Well, the day’s only been I

the

students also thought that

Scott’s

official pirating website.

for a year or so, but

soul,

s

site for

“O’ course, two weeks die damn Yankees who

own

sings from the Jeremy Yaksich, 19, a

said.

services officer, said the financial assistance is an excellent opportunity for students in need.

launchin thought up the day be

Thomas

Great Britain

We

frequentin’.

websites 1990s. In addition to two columpromoting the day, humour about written has Dave Barry

Some

He had

“He

College.

A Pirate

webpage, www.yarr.org.uk. “It be a silly idea by a group o’ people on an interweb forum I be

International

Day

scheduled

new bursary to help students whose Conestoga attended parents

ized there was no website to promote the day, so Scott created

participating in International Talk

interest-

year broadcasting student.

Conestoga College students can

Alumni

more

Malcolm said

By BLAKE GALL

page with international contributions of computer created artwork submitted to an interactive message board. Users on the site real-

“It’s

Canadian

think that

“I

Calgary-resident Billy Klippert, the most recently eliminated contest-

ing.”

at

Studdard, has sold approximately 875.000 copies of his CD single. Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Offer

she said.

style,”

the French

cool.”

Meghan Brown,

17, a first-year advertising student. “He’s got more of a personal

million copies. isn’t

Beals, said

than

ant Clay Aiken, the runner-up to

dead ahead,, me matie! Are you in need of something to spice up your school studies and confuse your friends? Consider

debuted

has a better vocal range

Malcolm

peri-

Nov. 11, but his single has sold more than

New

MURPHY

win.

side of us,” she said.

675.000 copies to date. American Idol wild-card contest-

This enormously popular show, which has become the most

talented

Cramp, 17. “It showed

to hit stores until

few med-

Idol

Over

only one studeserved to Beals that thought dent

on the Billboard 200 and has

more than

Studdard’s

1

winner Ruben appearance guest a made Studdard and sang Flying Without Wings, the song off his CD single; and Malcolm and Beals sang Don’t

into

I

CD

first

Ahoy! There be pirates By TIM

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was

the winner: the

naming

American

leys;

1

show brought back

card

many

with

finale

finalists reunited to sing a

contestants as one of two wild-card winners. The wildthe final

best

Clarkson’s

Tuesday night’s season

with nothing to lose. Malcolm, called the "King of Kingston” by Canadian Idol host it

was Beals’

it

tion.

success to the fact that

Ben Mulroney, only made

that

performance of the entire competi-

two-hour

dent Audrey de Montigny, 18, should not have been eliminated. Audrey was gorgeous and had such a good voice, said first-year police foundations student Randell

record for the most

calls placed within a

this per-

formance. The cynical Werner even

man

he was a

tion, setting a

— Page 17

viewed

idol standing. In fact,

night’s final competi-

Somebody, Love To Something More and A Whole New World. The four judges were

sang

Idol fans countrywide.

The majority of students interin a random survey predicted that Malcolm would be the last

than three million Canadians voted

He

night.

Canadian

the millions of

among

be counted

watched series in Canadian history, was modeled after American Idol, a hit program south of the border. Idol has attracted more than two

into the

it

2003

22,

standing

last Idol

top nine and gave them one more

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— SPOKE, September 22, 2003

Page 18

New coach

Conestoga golf a team of six

brings

experience to team camp.

By JASON SMITH

made There's a

new

face behind

Cressman

been teaching for 26 years and cur-

role.

rently runs a

team game," he said. "Everyone has to work together to a

play their role.

As

the coach,

to gain the respect of

my

I

have

coach.

It's

a

two-way

street."

His knowledge and desire for the

game helped Cressman play at the OHL (Ontario Hockey League) level

with

the

(IHL) and a little over a year- in the American Hockey League (AHL). During his second season with the AHL, Cressman was called up to join the North Stars in the NHL. Minnesota's team has since been moved to Dallas where they are currently

known

as the Dallas

varsity

Cressman added

that although had feedback from Rickwood the past, he is not going to come with any preconceived notions.

he's in in

"It's

program called

assis-

tance and learning for the Waterloo

Regional Board of Education

Grand River Collegiate

at

Institute.

His teaching doesn't stop

at the

end of each class however. Cressman has been coaching hockey for 12 years, during which time he's spent five years as

an associate

gram

at the

University of Waterloo.

up

me

to

to

determine

belongs here and to see

buy

into

my

if

who

they can

atmosphere where his players will know they can rely on one another. He also wants to make sure his players are committed to the team, and more importantly, to one

in

all

have to do their part

order to get this team in the

playoffs," said Cressman. In the end, his objective is to “I

want

to

make

the

game

fun for them.”

Dave Cressman, Condor ’s hockey coach Seeing Conestoga from a coach’s perspective and knowing former coach Rickwood as a fellow teacher at Grand River colle-

Cressman was aware of program

giate,

how was

the Condors’ on-ice

Upon

handled.

Waterloo, he jumped tunity to lead the

leaving

at the

Condors

opporas head

coach.

where develop a program Conestoga will be known as having a notable varsity hockey team with a great facility. Cressman's personal goal

rienced the

first

this

team.

teaching.

presently practising with approxi-

Today, Cressman, who is married and has three children, has

varsity hopefuls attended training

The Condors have already expeyear's

phase of cuts to The squad is

mately 40 players after nearly 70

team wants

to get off to a flying

start this year.

Coach Mike Ban ton was surnumber of players that came to try out this year. prised to see the

At the first meeting and tryout there were about 30 prospective players, although no females

“I

wish

is

Windsor but

said

Banton,

referring

talent

to

results

tion.

wish

“I

of

could take eight

I

them but we’re only allowed

six.”

Mike Banton,

six,”

coach

the

out there this

Their second tournament will

year.

Banton said he sees more talent in this year’s group than he has in

be on Sept. 24 and 25

the previous couple of years.

Lakeridge Links.

There are two returning players this year - Marty Skowron and

the

Scott Morrison. This

is

the sec-

to play

on the

college golf team.

Morrison is the captain this year and the remaining five spots are filled by Skowron, Wes Haynes, Jeff Kolb, Casey Watson and John said he

is

pleased

at

Durham

College and will be played on the

The team's final event will be in OCAA Championship tournament from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 at Niagara College. The golf season short

due

to

at

the college

the time

is

of year.

Tournament play doesn’t

start

mid-September and the season is done by the beginning of until

October, not leaving

Pederson.

The coach

were not

available at the time of publica-

could take eight of

I

at the

The team played in their first tournament on Sept. 16 and 17 in

came out this year. The number was eventually narrowed down to 12 and then six them but we’re only allowed

do well

tournaments.

to

fit

in a lot

much

time

of play.

to be part of a

team which plays competitive hockey and have each player love the game. "I want to make the game fun tor them," said Cressman. "A coach can be a mentor, and a coach can be a person that will hopefully allow you to look back and say I learned something from him.

about

And

it

doesn't have to be

hockey.

That's what

Cressman played the next season with Minnesota before retiring to dedicate his time to

Relieves they will

ond year for both

another. "They'll

with the team that he has and

The Conestoga College golf

amount of

system," he said.

The new head coach's main concern is creating a strong team

coach for the varsity hockey pro-

Stars.

full

of this year's

the team."

pro right away. Instead, he opted to finish his education and played senior hockey in Galt. From there, he began his four-year professional hockey career, playing one year in the International Hockey League

By KATE BATTLER

team is impressive. "The top half-dozen forwards, and maybe even more, are really impressing me," he said. "We've got a lot of returning players and some really talented new guys who will help create a good nucleus for

Kitchener

local

Rangers for three years before being drafted by the NHL's Minnesota North Stars in 1970. However, Cressman didn't turn

be

by

he believes the

said

level

skill

players

and at the same time, my players have to believe in me as their

to

the beginning of October.

the

bench of this year's Conestoga Condors varsity hockey team. Dave Cressman, a native of Kitchener, has taken over from former Condors head coach Greg Rickwood. Cressman brings an impressive background and a lot of experience to the young Conestoga team. He said he not only hopes to build a successful team this year, but he will concentrate on developing a strong team atmosphere where it is understood that every player on the roster wants to help each other and contribute in their "It's

Cuts will continue

until the roster is finalized

Coach surprised by number of players who tried out

It's

personal.

hope to do." The Condors' varsity hockey team will take part in exhibition games beginning on Sept. 26. These games will be used to make final cuts leading up to the regular season, which opens Nov. I

1

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TO:

>

Meet new people?

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in a new country? Share information about your own culture?

Learn more about Canadian culture?

Then this group which th

September 29

is

will run

once a week beginning the week of

for you.

Please sign up for the group in Student Services (Room 2B04) before

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Marty Skowron, a second-year veteran of the Conestoga College golf team, practises his swing at Whistle Bear golf course located just outside of Kitchener on Sept. 10.


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NFL

SPOKE, September

22,

2003

— Page 19

fever strikes

football fans again By JEFF

The Packers will have on strong defence and, to a large part, their running game.

HEUCHERT

slim margin. to rely

It’s that time of year again, when on Sundays, nothing else matters

NFL

except

weeks

Just three

NFL

Thirteen-year veteran Brett Favre,

who

football.

could be playing

lever has sports fans excited.

The first few weeks have given us some surprises and some predictable outcomes. We’ve seen teams like the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49crs live up to their

time,

has the enthusiasm to

still

play the game, but doesn’t have the

make

eapability to

the

he's

famous

expectations, while teams like the

their

weak

New

would be hard pressed

York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles have stumbled out of the

for.

If

big plays

weren’t for

it

Green Bay

division,

to

make

Without Michael Vick

So who has the team to make it to Super Bowl XXXVIII? It’s still too early to

tell,

my

but here are

picks

12 teams heading to the

the

post-season.

The Miami Dolphins have

pul

the

playoffs.

gates.

for

his last

in

Green Bay offence. Eavre, who will go down as one of the greatest players of all the

lead

season, will

into the season

Brian

quarterback

who

Griese,

never lived up to his high expectaCardinals

Broncos also have Clinton Portis running back. Portis, who’s only

at

weeks,

six

first

for

the

defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have

him is former QB, Jake Plummer. The

In to replace

tions.

the

least

the

in

Atlanta Falcon's offence

problem

winning

NFC

at

no

in

South. Just three weeks into the

the

owner. H.

could carry them far into the play-

it’s evident Tampa's defence once again be among the best in the NFL. Last season head coach John Gruden began to turn Tampa’s

he’s

offs.

offence around, and this year

together as close to a complete

his third year, finished fourth last

team as possible and will take the

season

AFC

East

high-powered

Broncos

Dolphin's

division.

Wayne Huizenga. proved committed to winning when

The Oakland Raiders

close behind the Broncos

division and will have no problem

possibly the best secondary in the

capturing one of the wildcard posi-

league with Pro Bowlers Patrick

tions, as they

Sam Madison and Brock Marion. Running back Ricky Williams led the NFL in rushing yards last season and quarterback Jay Fiedler is one of the most consistent in the league if he stays healthy. This is the team that could

players

Miami

put

in

Championship 1

1

for the

AFC

the first

time in

be heading to another Super Bowl. The NFC North division will go to the San Francisco 49ers who boast an explosive offence with

the key

all

their AFC from Championship team last year. With possibly the most accurate and

quarterback in consistent league. Rich Gannon, and all playoff experienced players Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and

Jeff Garcia

the like Bill

Romanowski, Oakland has

The Pittsburgh Steelers will have no problem winning the AFC

the

potential to advance far into the

Tommy Maddox may

only

be in his second year as the starting quarterback but proved last season

NFL’s

among the he won the Comeback he’s

elite

when

Player of the

Year award. The Steelers also give Maddox the best one-two punch of wide receivers in the league with

My

make

surprise pick to

playoffs this season

who

Bills,

is

the

the Buffalo

finally after three years

have the talent to compete with the NFL’s best teams. It looked like it was going to be a long season

Pro Bowl when the receiver Peerless Price, but team Bills

manager

general

lost

Tom Donahoe

Even though head coach Bill Cowher named the unproven Amos

focused on strengthening the defence instead and signed Takeo Spikes and Sam Adams. Then, only days before the season began,

Zereoue the starting running back

they signed safety

over veteran Jerome Bettis, the team’s high-powered passing game

who had

overpower the run most of the season anyway. A Steelers Super Bowl appearance might not be far

Bills

Hines Ward and Plaxico Burress.

will

will

AFC

be a close finish for the

South

title

between

the

Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans, but the Titans will

come

out

on top for the second straight year. Tennessee’s success will depend on

main players staying healthy. They need running back Eddie George to have a big year and quartheir

to play

con-

sistently well. If either player

goes

terback Steve

McNair

out for a considerable

time

the

Titans

will

amount of struggle

tremendously. Jevon Kearse, who s coming off an injury-plagued year, will lead Tennessee's defence. The

should make it to the Divisional Championship, but no

Titans

further.

The Denver Broncos

will

out on top of the competitive

come

AFC

The Broncos enter the season with a revamped offence to go with a good defence. Gone is

West

division.

Lawyer Milloy,

been released from

just

New England now

Patriots.

one

boast

and

still

The

of

Terrell

the

San Francisco signed new head coach Dennis Erickson, but the team is pretty much intact from last year. If Terrell Owens can put his ego aside for the year and elim-

of the

go

they do they

The Eagles, with have made it to McNabb, Donavan the NFC Championship the last two years and I'd expect them to get there again. The Eagles did lose Hugh Douglas from their defence but the rest ot the team is

McNabb

always a

is

and also has a good arm, so he can dominate with the good ball as long as he makes decisions on the held, something

threat to run

in the

been questionable three weeks.

that’s

first

The Green Bay Packers will deffor initely have their work cut out

them

this

year

due

to

the

Minnesota Vikings, but will still win the NFC North crown by a

Great way By

pick

Seattle

the

bit

for

Seahawks have not played a

game

tive,

puter

head

team five years ago they’ve been reworking the team, and this

mend

the

it

will begin to

come

together. reliable

starting quarterback with Matt Hasselbeck, and one of the best

running backs in the league.

Shaun

Alexander. The team does lack playoff experience, so they

go

far if they

do make

won

t

the playoffs.

don't consider myself an NFL expert, but I definitely qualify as a I

huge fan, so here is my pick for Super Bowl XXXVIII. I think the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will sue cessfully defend their championship over the Denver Broncos.

or

Major League

way for stusome of the stress

it’s

a

Fritz, a

second-year com-

programmer analyst

stu-

dent. said both sports get pretty intense and it is great competition.

The Seahawks now have a

NFL

exciting way.

Brad

is

coach Mike Holmgren took over

year

flag

dents to relieve from their classes in a competi-

playotl

in three years, but since

no

It’s

Baseball, but

The

Seahawks.

with

are

Conestoga football and

at

softball starting off the fall season.

NFC

the

of a surprise

sports

co-ed

underway

College,

who’s probably the most complete running back in the NFL.

last

BRYAN MARTIN

Intramural finally

Faulk,

My

to alleviate

have two of the

Holt and Isaac Bruce, to make whoever the QB is look good. We also can’t forget about Marshall

Wildcard and a

division rivals.

up and running

best receivers in the game, Torry

playoffs.

win the big games against

Intramural sports

NFC

still

season

currently underway.

is

to the St.

them out of the second round of the

league

that

Wildcard posiLouis Rams. to decide have will Rams The between Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger at quarterback, but once

One

tions will

practising his skills for the intramural flag football

is

January.

Drew Bledsoe and

a

the

He

inate any unnecessary distractions, the 49ers could be playing into late

slow start the Even Philadelphia Eagles should be able as to win the NFC East as long

intact.

(Photo by Bryan Martin)

Behruz, a first-year police foundations student, leaps for centre on Sept. 12. in the Conestoga College recreation pass a

Umed

tremendous

have

in

after their

still

In a

year.

Travis Henry.

they

Owens.

The only problem with the Rams is their defence, which will keep

strongest defences

offence with

off. It

the

and

division usually dominated by the St. Louis Rams, the 49ers have been waiting for the Rams to struggle, and this could be the

the

post-season.

years.

North.

have

the

in

we

even more improvement. With a stronger offence, and possibly the best defence, Tampa could will see

will finish

the off-season. Seau accompanies

still

will

offence

he went out and signed prominent defensive free agent Junior Seau in

Surtain.

year

rushing yards. The

in total

He it

would recomanyone who enjoys

said he to

playing sports. "I would advise bringing beer

game because if you sucks and beer makes

for after the

lose

it

things better," said Fritz.

some

stress

you don't get any money back. The games are refereed by the players playing in them using the honour system. Both sports are co-ed so there is a wide range of skill level which tends to make the games more interesting and unpredictable.

Most of the first-year players tend to be from residence because they are now living alone and usually have a lot of extra time on their

hands and are looking for a

way

to

become involved

in

the

school. Softball

is

played at the base-

diamonds on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the first game from 5 to 6 p.m. and the second game from 6 to 7 p.m. Flag football is on Wednesdays with the same times as the softball games

ball

Both the football and softball leagues have had problems in the past with not enough players showing up. so this year each

and takes place

team has to pay a $30 deposit. If your team shows up for all the games then you receive the $30 back. If your team misses one game you get $15 back and it your team misses anymore games

updated scores centre every'

When

of

in the outfield

diamond number 2. The season runs for five to weeks and you can check

six

the

in the recreation

Monday morning.

the football and softball

seasons end. co-ed basketball and so get next, are volleyball involved and have a

little

fun.


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