Toga party rocks Timeless
Sanctuary with hundreds of togaclad students.
cuts college enrolment
International students’ applications
down 50 per cent
parking rules require residents to have passes visible on windshields.
Monday, September 22, 2003
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 3
Thieves steal $10,000 worth of equipment By VALENTINA
Camera equipment worth $6,000 from the college has left broadcasting and journalism teachers and school security askstolen
open for any
unusual around the college.
camera equipmixing board and a microhave also been stolen,
$ 10 000
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)
a hypnotic state
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.
broadcasting teacher Steve Pam. Parr said he believes the thief said
students for Fair
showcase more than 150
“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
and then you have a contact person for when
their business cards
fect opportunity to look into the
you are looking for a job.” Because this is a networking event not all employers will be hir-
The event 24
on Sept. Waterloo from
will be held
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Students will have the opportuni-
meet with more than 150 different employers from a variety of
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,
consist of three copies of paper
ner at the
Sara Free, career services officer fair
you’re going to an inter-
should be dressing for
will provide students with a valu-
able opportunity to develop con-
Free discourages students from travelling around the
basically a networking
place for stu-
in the evenings.
with the students’ information. The student, instructor and security
will provide buses to
3 at 9:30 a.m.,
:30 a.m. and
will be participating, visit
website Fair Career www.partners4employment.ca.
Career Fair with 150
different employers. is
Sept. 24. 10 a.m. to
providing 10:30 a.m..
free for stu-
technologist at the college,
charge of keeping
equipment for students
said the thefts are a
have great confidence
should report anything strange to to
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.”
not to trust
don't like having to think
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
thefts hurt students
losses (of equipment) are
going to impact the students the most," he said. "We need to find a
1:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
your shoulder and thinking about who might be dishonest or what
open and accessible and
we must is it:
students here." he said. “It's sad
can attend: Conestoga
about to become
a sad thing,” he said, adding, “It
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
receive a copy.
to the fair is free with
4 p.m., admittance
Free reminds students to conduct
Conestoga College, said the
school on page two."
career services officer
"There's no sense this
sure they are taking
for both security
sons, and security staff
victim to theft.
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,"
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
Although he wouldn’t comment on what exact changes are being
in April. Parr called the incidents
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-
However, Free encourages students to bring a copy of their
a very large
passes are also
Only days before
event,” said Free.
community and we have
because of the hard-to-find location. According to Parr, it’s not the first time the programs have fallen
“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."
In addition to the
all the time but it's not unusual to find some doors inse-
locked during after-school hours is the most effective way to eliminate theft.
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.
Construction slows downtown buses from Walnut
By JE NN IF ER
roadblocks there are many safety
there then usual.
for the passengers
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
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
(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,
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.
and take detours.
to stand waiting
received $ 1 8 million to
SuperBuild fund in 2001. The region submitted specifand projects for approval ic
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
middle construction. This
Kitchener are under construction, which is slowing down the buses
taking longer to get
Students travelling 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
end by November.
Street closure include going along
As a result of all the construction some roads have been blocked off
including King Street.
stops that are not being used to tell passengers where the temporary
can't follow their scheduled routes so detours have been set up. Detours for the King
Signs have been posted
detour bus stops are located. Some other streets that
some cases doing
inconveniencing the passengers but the bus drivers as well. Drivers are driving
Highway 401 interchanges and a new arterial road on the west side
way they should be.” The road closures
construction. “I think the drivers are tired of
driving through the mess.
everyone’s just waiting for winter so the construction will stop.”
Residence implements parking passes They’re available to residents free of charge CONNELL
don't live at the
and Residence Conference Centre and yet park there to avoid buying a college parking pass, might want to recon-
sider their options.
parking rules have been
we will know. It will get easier as the year goes by.” Residents were asked to regis-
at the resi-
parking passes at the front desk and supply information pertaining to their vehicle such as ter for
will ensure that
The new passes
only residents and
parking in the
which hold around 250 vehicles. General residence manager John Kobylnik hopes the new parking rules will help reduce
(on people parking
residence),” Kobylnik said. “If
we keep on
ing and parking and walking to the
The new passes
Genevieve Oberle said car theft was
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
ensure that only residents
and guests are parking the
received complaints about vandal-
thieves can quickly escape, reduc-
have been given to residents so far, and residence management
not perfect but
Security cameras were added in
parking pass. “(The system)
lots this year.
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
Residence guests receive a white temporary parking pass to put on their dashboard during their visit. Close to 200 parking 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
“(The system) fect but
don’t obey the
which was purchased
John Kobylnik, has
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,
Pedal to the metal
(on people parking at
ing the risk of being caught.
general residence manager
racer’s next event
Thomas Dragway on
did so well that is
has moved up a
at the St.
Although parking passes have been implemented
stopped all students from parking in residence and walking to school to avoid the raising cost of n't
college parking passes.
parking pass changed from various prices last year depending on the lot, to a flat rate of
the college increased the cost of
parking in order to cover expenses after making several renovations
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
lots this year.
A1 Hunter, chief of
Got a hot news tip ? at ext.
and have hootenanny this
reducing the lines
that there are inherent problems with holding events at the school. He agreed
CSI events programmer
that perpetuate the tradition.
and not have
a toga party?” he asked.
“People hear theme
dance and they say not
gation but security does have a
overcome some of
report on the incident and
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.
ke a tease,” said Miller, you have to drive 20 minutes to “ It,s
CSI vice-president of
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
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
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
students,” said Hunter. “I’m disappointed, in some ways, especially in dealing with the littering and things being thrown on
The evening finished without any major incidents. Miller said the Sanctuary parties have some advantages oyer the bar
(Photo by Mike Wilson)
and cold drinks.
here." said Jessica Wismer. “I’ve got so many friends here and it's such a great atmosphere. Plus it’s
program was run usual.
toga event and the
get here and then you can only
have one beer because you have drive home.”
Extra staff was on during the
meeting with the CSI over some of these issues.
“People hear theme dance and
the course of the year.
diamonds was ripped up and thrown on the pavement. There was no police investi-
nerdy stereotypes associated with school events.
Miller, adding that
he also said a toga party
Although the toga party has been consistently popular, attendance at CSI events tends to go down over
through the institution they learn have a party,” he said.
CSI vice-president ofactivities
but a toga party
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
Jody Andruszkiewcz. He used Van Wilder and Animal House as two examples of movies
the event costs $3, pop the cover charge
and free pool and is
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.
The toga party
also said the bar has double the serving capacity of last year,
Students packed the Sanctuary for an evening of drinking, dancing, socializing
a good time
— Page 3
The toga party has become one of Conestoga Students Inc.’s most was no
By MIKE WILSON
popular annual events and
Louis' type atmosphere
to right) Carol Khbeis, general arts
without the price and without the
ences, Jessica Wismer, marketing, and Dolly Phan, marketing,
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.
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
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
puke and Kermit in
few of the words used to describe the shade of green of Door 6’s canopy in the E-
are just a
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
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.
go for functional-
versus visual appearance,” says
coloured canopy will be over
each of the nodes and will correspond with the signs throughout that
18. a pre-serv
find that the let
lering of the different
appeal to everyone.
because you know the B-wing between the A- and C-w ings.
locate any of his classes.
Hence, the bilious green in the EIt is something you notice from a distance, but does not
noticed the colour coding withii
visual identity for each major
green canopy has not helped hin
"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.”
(Photo by Christina Bramburger)
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
Conestoga College, along with
Jeb Aarts, 20. a second-year mar
main point of access
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
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
any of his classes. Although she described th> canopy as snot-green. Arnand. Smith. 18. a first-year broadcastim student at Conestoga College,
student, does not care
noticed the colour coding.
"As soon as you see the greet awning you know you're in the E wing.”
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?
— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
Students across Ontario fear a possible strike we are
the talk only four weeks into the college year,
strike is already swirling
What some tract
not be aware of though,
in Ontario and discussions between college management which (OPSEU), Union Employees Public Service
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
tract expiry date
Not only year, but It
double cohort this are students forced to deal with the unrest. labour of pressure added the
we now have
unsettling to think that the school year
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
and students shouldn
guard. If the strike occurred, the school year
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.
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-
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
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
to a little
a look at
the vehicles around
the eye could see.
normal morning behav-
Normally I am slightly moody in the morning to say the But
my cool. Why was this
What was happening
a car accident
slow down and
causing a dead stop
of such a busy
been the only people taking part
my dance I
to see there
passenger. In fact,
this is contributing to the
drive a lot less
makes the morning in
people while countless cars passed
dents, decreases the traffic and
we may have
Our van was packed with five with a lone driver.
road lowers the chances of acci-
few cars holding more than one
was having fun with the delay. However, I should point out this
the problem worse.
for sure if we
during the song. But
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
But as a side note, to tell
us getting to school on time were impossible.
not the cause of the traffic either.
be cars as far as
The chances of
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
or five passengers in their car. The traffic would almost disappear.
many cars backed up down Homer Watson
the road in
number of vehicles on
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.
not always the most exciting
part of our day.
Management, as is meet the demands.
The morning commute
Students’ financial situations
time dancing in
had a good friend’s
while waiting for movement to occur, but
to take part in every
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Peer tutoring services are a By CARRIE
100 Conestoga students are helping other students by
becoming tutors. "To be eligible
may mean difference between a pass or a
to be a tutor
“The opportunity any student
have to have an 80 per cent ,” said Sheila Hollidge, peer services
“We’ve got a
derful student leadership
semester, second or third can be very stressful.”
Hollidge said peer tutoring works because it’s a student-driven serv-
a one-on-one tutor costs
Another program offered by peer
also free for students and involve a one-hour review session a week. “It’s more of a discussion group .
tutorials are free for stu-
Tutors are expected to provide students with five hours of tutoring,
for an hour a to
tutor helps in a classroom
week, for about eight
here that tutors
strengths; we’re looking for
input and interpersonal Anderson said.
tutor within peer services.
Carol Gregory, co-ordinator of Student Services, said the peer serv-
“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,”
Peer assisted learning groups are only available to the following pro-
peer based, so students are hearing it from students who have
for the fall semester: financial
have a strong and an independent role.”
ing courses,” said Tomasevic.
This program was initiated
received 80 per cent or above
Gregory believes Conestoga has one of the best peer services departments within the college system. “We’ve got a lot of wonderful student leadership
think peer services really taps
into that,” said Gregory.
Peer services receives a list of all students who achieved a 75 per cent average and the courses they
“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
don’t just focus on aca-
Students can also apply to be a “It’s felt
Peer assisted learning groups are
combines a study group model
ed, successful students.”
The learning groups review what was taught during the week.
officer, said tutors are
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
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,”
into the concept.”
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
dents helping students.”
would be good tutors. “The tutors are very well
“The other reason
could be two stu-
“We had a really good response from technology. They really bit
— Page 5
said Joy Tomasevic, learning skills
have to have a 75 per cent overall accumulative average and the courses you are tutoring in you
“The irony dents, or 20
in a six-
For more information on being a peer tutor or getting a tutor go to Student Services in 2B04.
cars stolen at
campus Police investigate
parking By The
lot thefts DARREN SMITH vehicle
Doon campus occurred week of Sept. 8.
Waterloo Regional Police inveshad no suspects. During the early afternoon of
Sept. 8, a
Civic was stolen
from Lot 10 and a S 10 Chev pickup was taken from Lot 4 on Sept. 41.
patrols in the lots
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
very quickly." said Hunter, "so it they (students) see that again we
to call (security)
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By JAMES CLARK To many people
words Las up images of
Vegas instantly stir but bright lights and gambling, College there are tour Conestoga students to
contact to the APICS parent company and a business teacher at
Conestoga College said
greatest advantage to the students
see the city as a place valuable business connec-
professionals in their
field operate. tions.
Thee Bounkeuth, Mary Anne and Goothuis, Karen Pattison selected been have Ashley Harrow Production to attend the American
(APICS) which is held Oct. 6
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
Bounkeuth attended conference which was held
Nashville, Tenn., and expects this year’s conference to be an even (Photo by
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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
“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
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
from having to Select your program/course/assignments to be “safe"
speech. Risk low marks or
Develop creative excuses or illnesses
attending the conference
said a great
where professionals go on the cutting-edge,”
Each student from Conestoga is receiving a scholarship of $350 US pay for registration and other
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
speeches made by
world-renowned businessmen. Speaking at this year's conference will be Pat Croce, co-owner of the Philadelphia 76ers, and
Ellison, chief execu-
of Oracle Corporation. have included formei speakers Past vice-president A1 Gore.
students will also be attend-
ing seminars on
student chapters. Last year Conestoga College had the second
largest student society in North America, with approximately 100 students. They are currently on a recruitment drive and hope to get
many members as last year. As for gambling, Bounkeuth and
Groothuis plan on playing
“I’m not going to be gambling said amounts,” huge Bounkeuth. “You know, as a stu-
make valuable business
of students have gotten
can’t really afford
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.
Groothuis, president of
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
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
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
following resources are available to
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
from Student Services
in (Photo by Michelle
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.
(Photo By Carrie Hoto)
The new Lamborghinis we drove
made everyone er for the
Tony Lee took A first-person
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
cluck like a chicken or hark like a definitely made a fool of myself at
Sanctuary Sept. 15
The less-than-morally-acceptable spectacle made its way to Conestoga for the first
As my journey continued
a female exotic dancer.
my my clothes.
the sweat dripping under
his soothing voice telling us
a better place. After
eyes and hold
gers, then felt a
to climb on
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.
Lee instructed us
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
From onto the bliss. '
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.
taking part in an episode
knew Lee would send
returned promptly as instructed.
Suddenly. Lee told us we were sitting, or my case lying, on a beach. The sun was
We started rubbing each others' backs to generate a little more body heat with my face
slowly rolled out of
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
“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
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
to insert a
mouth. I then left the for about 10 minutes.
chair for safety.
remember my head falling onto the lap of my classmate, Aimee Wilson, who was sitting
at the time for
body go somewhat
falling into this relaxed state
(Photo by Carrie Hoto)
index fingers pointing upward. Lee
began with relaxed
the journey began.
the ability to clear their mind.
of the 400 people my underwear.
show is not exactly The process begins with an exeranyone
Participation in the
cise that could hypnotize
Following that embarrassing moment I was called upon to give a lesson on female
the genitals of
stood up and began
being ordered to lick whipped
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
in attendance in
heart out and slowly removing
release the blad-
felt so scared in chair hoping the
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
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
washroom to der before the show began.
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
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
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
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.
pulled off to the side of the
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
road and realized
fun of the driver.
w ith w ay up to
a very attractive
the car and gave
best “sexy" look.
drove away only to see a police officer
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
was angry with my friends go home. Once I stepped
out of the building ically as I
started laughing hyster-
just done. I
participated in the
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
admit that show ing
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
next day but
will take part next time.
— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
Big turnout for By CARLA
The Donna McKenna award was presented to LaRhonda Shantz, a
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
had two functions
of community services.
“Eve always been working with children,” O’Neill, a I ve second-year student, said. always wanted to help kids get a
the college’s first-year (ECE) students. It’s kind of a social get-
know each other,” Morris is
good education.” To receive this award, both
ground, their accomplishments in
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
“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.
so many students to choose from. The award I won was the one I
I “I was suiprised to find out that won the award because there were
grew up working disabilities. But
really wanted,” said Zettler. “It the one that meant the most to
one I received.” Suzanne Bums, chair of the ECE program advisory board, presented of Sheelagh Wall with the Cambridge ECE student award.
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.
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
strong interpersonal skills, positive cheerful demeanour and her
program, the to the awards require-
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
gives first years somedent. thing to look forward to for next “It
Zettler said she
but Titia Taylor, a faculty
and why they are interesthelping children with special
dent for their first-year work.” Each award given out to students
out an application asking
presstatement, have a professional
them questions about their back-
achievement by a second-year
“First off, this party is being held for the to welcome back students year and introduce them to
together to help
given to a student
shown an interest in and a commitment to children with differing
A1 Gmelin award,
year with at least a and at least an A average in her second field placement. Sherry Zettler and Holly O’Neill
awards ceremony and party
award Wall had
demonstrate the characteristics of the
More than 100 students and facearly childulty members in the
After the awards were presented, in attendance was invited
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
look at them as special people that I really want 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
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Karsten Scherer, Mark Marcsevrn and Scott Burns walk under the learning resource centre’s addition, located by the pond, on their journey First-year
?i>3 .I By
donation put to good use U " dati0nS
Pr° 9ramS ,0
Conestoga College’s law and
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
Club board members, asked the with the college’s law and security and police foundations programs it they could provide stu-
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.
MacArthui. I know it did on our side and hopefully, for the students, too,
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
ed the cheque on behalf of the col-
He was volunteering at a hockey game Sept. 2 and accept-
equipment. T-shirts, and security
foundations programs will use a $ 1 ,002 donation from the Stratford Cullitons Hockey Club to
heard about the volunteer opportunity when he came to Conestoga
security administration and police
the law and security and police foundations programs at Conestoga, gives all the credit for
President of the Stratford Cullitons Hockey Club Don MacArthur friohtl a Cheque ,0 ,irs| year police foundations student Nathan Polmateer (cemret ' 6 Th pollce ,foundat| ons cowhte a?1' and 6 LASA ordinator Don Douglas ’
the donation to the students. "We are very pleased that Chief McEwin invited us and opened the
door for us. And, since the students from last year did such a fine job, we are again looking forward to
our new students participating Douglas.
this year,” said
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While the median broadcasting show has changed, Ashton said
By JASON MIDDLETON
a place called Chilly
like a is
expected in an upcoming episode. “We had Lesley Neilson and William Shatner do an episode.
Peterson, 32, look the exact oppoin site of the characters they voice the cartoon Chilly Beach. Peterson, who is visibly
Special Canadian guest stars are
every Wednesday may seem daunting task, but this show
Beach.” Following the Simpsons
CBC. in a
lives in Chilly
being taken fur-
best friends as they go about their
possible ther than anyone thought to the way the all going and it’s Sitting side
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
it in. Neilson was Phoenix and Shatner was in
They just phoned in
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
that Canadians up about Canada’s
said, “I find
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
Six years ago an Internet compa-
ny asked Peterson to draw some characters for an online animation that
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
When asked how he came up with the look of each character, his
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
“Dale was a hoser type, toquewearing DJ who played obscure Anne Murray tunes. So I drew what I thought would fit that char-
Explaining that he received a description of each character from the cartoon’s creators, Peterson
soundtrack he said, “I'd make it rockin’. I’d put Triumph on it, or Anne Murray covering Triumph
actors for the
the local restaua Scottish Constable Al, an east
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.
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
impression and start singing, “baby you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!! Oh,
when the CBC, 24
Following that the duo breaks into
,000 people tuned in to see the show, which makes fun of Canadian
check out www.chillybeach.com.
episode aired on the
seen nothin’ yet.”
Beach can be seen Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. on CBC or Chilly
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— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
Sexual health highlighted on website By MICHELLE TAYLOR
Sunnybrook and Women’s College, Health matters. In
will be answering questions about
sexual health resource for
often a difficult topic for
discuss with even the
most trusted person. The sexual health centre tion of a website called
Health Matters. The
Women’s run by
any information printed on the
Questions are also answered
woman might when
to see one’s doctor.
The website, Women’s Health
a sexual information resource uncomfortable discussing their sexuality with others. Matters,
women who may be
Another section explains the different stages of female sexual
about weight prob-
A huge glosan added bonus. As well, a
lems and heart disease. sary
health centre section offers informa-
response from foreplay to orgasm. Each time something is explained the writer always
normal responses and sexual expression is nothing to be embarrassed about. This is importhese
be aware of. This site has a lot of resources including frequently asked ques-
tant for all
pregnancy section, LeClub, information on abortion, infec-
tions, safer sex
questions about sexual expression,
information about the female body and a chat section for women. LeClub is a section on the site where women can share their personal
September's story of the month is a woman’s personal chronicle of her menstruation over the years. Also, this month, Dr. Sheila Dunn will be the highlighted health professection,
Director: Your Director: Your Director: Your Director: Your Director: Your
on the Bay Centre
can ask the profes-
any questions they desire. Dunn, medical director of the Bay
directly to the
takes to give your time and energy to help other students on campus?
Do you want to help change things for
students at Conestoga?
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that apply to
At the end of the quiz there is a statement asking you to take it again, but this time check off anything you may have done to your partner.
partner has threatened to hurt me.”
of all ages, but I found it was geared especially toward the young. It offers a variety of imporin
with added links,
you. For example,
and resources. This website is an excellent source of health information. It is
check off statements
her to realize she
experts at Sunnybrook.”
words on a page
Centre. According to the website,
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— Page 13
By MIKE WILSON The number of
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
50 per cent compared to last year and the number enrolled fell
upset with the school that they
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
(severe acute respira-
syndrome) was the main
it they were returning from SARS-infected country. By early August the policy was abandoned.
a difficult decision to
make because you have after the well-being
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
education, Conestoga College
not going is
to the college
because have been
delayed by Conestoga’s SARS policy, which, according to
"no one under any circumstances” was allowed on stated
without showing signs
of the virus, said Brookman, but were turned away.
Also, about 20 students decided not to
recommended 10-day quaran-
change your policy
broken) the pain will quickly
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
time never arrives. your body's way of telling
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
unbearable, temporarily ing pain you feel
your brain and the
of your body. Although it's hard to define pain
accurately as every case
small portion of the school over 200 students.
was mostly Chinese. Now there are more Koreans,” he said. Tibbits said he isn’t too worried
mobile animals, require pain to survive. Without it, the damage we’d do to our bodies without realizing it could be fatal.
number of this
year and expects an increase year’s
would be shocking
explains the drop
was tough but
Organization issued a travel adviso-
Scarborough Grace Hospital.
better remedies for chronic pain.
individuals suffering from chronic
SARS-infected countries was to quarantine them for 10 days in the student residence.
said the loss in funds
when dealing with an $80-mil-
also said the drop
you take SARS and you add mad cow and
This wasn’t acceptable because they didn’t have an area in the residence to do that and because of it
coming to the college if they knew there were students quarantined in
you’ve got a
residence?” Tibbits said.
mad cow and West
and you add
Nile, you’ve got
a bad situation.”
Brookman said he to many families
no cases have appeared
arduous while the
only thoughts revolve around the discomfort he or she is sufferer’s
know what their means, can not only feel depressed and anxious, but terrified
alone and don’t
have been shown to retain lower levels of endorphins in their spinal fluid than normal. It is
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.
to assist in pain
Analgesic drugs (painkillers) can be taken, opioids for more anti-depressants
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
Although based on theory
chronic pain sufferers can look forward to more research and investigation of the disease. At one time, a typical response to
complaints ot chronic pain would be comparable to "it's all in your
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-
such hopelessness to depression and
would often lead despair
even suicide. There are doctors
specifically in pain and pain treatment. Patients are often directed to
a health-care team,
which can con-
their pain to
many support groups
“Types of pain,
information about medications
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.”
family doctors are
get a second and find someone who
exist to allow people to not only help themselves, but other sufferers as well. Barry Ulmer, executive Pain director of the Chronic
Association of Canada, says the organization assists people in many
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
surface immediately and. as typical
advice he will give people is to learn as much as they can about
of physiotherapists, psycholo-
ments are available
The pain can be
Some common forms
they could accept students from
halt: the ability to per-
so incapacitating that an individ-
form simple, everyday
about coming back.” Tibbits said he was told by Health Canada that the only way
economic World Health
ry for Toronto in early April follow-
aftershocks since the
“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
they don’t get support from
don’t differentiate between Toronto
make up such
back pain, arthritis and fibromyalgia syndrome. In many cases remedies are available, ranging from
numbers by next
international students to
minutes to months.
increase in the second semester of
pain are migraine headache, lower
about the drop.
18 per cent of Canadians suffer from chronic pain, costing approx-
Acute pain is anywhere from
the Chronic Pain
damage, or described in such damage.” Humans, of terms
acute and chronic.
Association of Canada, more than
ual’s life can
There are two basic types of pain;
look around the
international students office
associated with actual or potential
noticeable drop in Chinese stu-
psychogenic pain, or
Another reason Tibbits said he worried is because the interna-
causing pain where olten no injury
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
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,
to avoid putting pressure
spinal cord to
It is wonderful when the pain goes away, but imagine if that
a sprained ankle
The pain messages through nerves by way ot the
diminish, leaving no lingering indication that the injury ever occurred.
due to nerve damage, called neurogenic pain; other times there is no physi-
a serious medical condition
moments, however, (unless the toe
By HALLEY McPOLIN
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,
midstream,” he said.
About 10 students showed up on campus after staying in Toronto for the
infected country,” said
China in hopes that the situation would improve by the start of this
dents decided to return
of your stu-
son for the drop.
to come for the summer program. But Brookman
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome
will help, as
psychological problems, they end up isolating themselves and not
doing anything about their pain.
goes a long way.” “ Ulmer says the fear of the unknow n can be the scariest part of chronic pain. Sufferers
According to Ulmer, education most essential advancement
says Ulmer. "Because most have been told over the years they ha\e
and from other doctors who. in turn, have been taught many wrong
someone can make
one includes pain
have even put together a support croup manual that instructs those interested on how to start their ow n times just listening to
not educated on the issue. "Of the 16 teaching hospitals in Canada,
chronic pain. The pain
be acknowledged as being a real and a very serious health condition before it can be first
cases difficult to pinpoint. people arc still not receiving the treatment they require and
chronic pain and pain treatment, visit the Chronic Pain Association
webpage Canada’s of www.ecn.ab.ca/cpac.
— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
know your engine
Course teaches students car maintenance By DESIREE FINHERT Faculty
car, but they will
dents the chance to learn the basic
Businessworld Magazine report-
how to correct own cars.
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
“Your car smells
who works ance,
Milson taught the on Wheels course out of
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
taking Understanding Your
hobby and would
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
a used car can indicate the condition of the car’s suspension.
dents’) used vehicles and look for things. Maybe the car’s
an accident, but the guy’s
not telling you that,” said Milson, is a certified, licensed auto
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-
for a four-
10- week course starts with fluid levels, tire pressure, windshield wipers, belts and hoses, and
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
continue taking courses involving auto mechanics and restoration.
Student Gary Scarborough, 50,
instance, the tire
like french fries
down the street,” who has worked as a
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
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
The continuing education course. Understanding Your Car, offers stu-
made from animal
fat and which biodegrades within 30 days of being released from a
will not fix
Students Gary Scarborough
tinuing education course offered at
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.
know anything about
car and diesel
not readily available.
“I’m going of people
to talk to a lot
intimidating.” said Altvater, one of
in a class
and answer a
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
about cars and I’ve heard that that can be pretty four
Understanding Your Car runs times a year and will be
offered again in 2004.
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The world has
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
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.
was teens Cash began
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
end, but his legacy will live on.
look back at the
— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
According to an article from the Washington Times, Cash once said
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
country music found a spot hearts of fans of
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,
The Johnny Cash Show on ABC. Cash included a show
Hall of Fame.
Fame caught up with Cash in the mid- ‘60s when he became depend-
Roll Hall of
Despite ongoing health problems.
Cash released American
Man Comes Around
youngest singer to
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
and incomparable execution. He makes you feel
in his craft
which included a cover of the Nine Inch Nails single Hurt. The song
earned him six nominations
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
Jennings and Kris Kristofferson.
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
placed in the
wide variety of guests on his show, from Bob Dylan to Pete Seger. The In
Cash’s career produced more than 100 hit singles extending over
.Returning to school after
playing solely to reach
words, he makes you feel the truth
will inspire the
souls of music lovers for years to
come. For more information, www.johnnycash.com
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Heart and Stroke Foundation,
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he can spend more time
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RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF STROKE
learning adults enrolled at
and part time mature returning to Conestoga College in certificate, diploma
and degree programs. Simply contact Student Services (Doon
Campus), Room 2B04, 748-5220 ex 3360
to receive the login
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Knowing that you’re not alone is a powerful concept.
AND STROKE FOUNDATION
Ryan Malcolm By JENNIFER
Ryan Malcolm was named
The runner-up, Nova Scotia-resident Gary Beals, 20, also made a
Canadian Idol, Sept. 16. Malcolm, 23, of Kingston, won over the hearts of Canadians during
million viewers each week.
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
the gruelling contest with his renditions of
highlights in addi-
as a duet.
Britain’s official Talk Like
like a Pirate Day on Sept. 19. Americans John Baur and Mark
Summers Talk Like
in the rnid-
the offbeat day. Increased participation
Scott, organizer of
family deal with his friends and
a college freshman
seven seas, travelled currently round the world, and home of Nottingham, near the
Robin Hood. from Scott developed the idea webBritish a www.B3TA.com,
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.
Billy Joel’s Just
to children of
Conestoga College alumni to
receive the bursary students must be enrolled in a diploma or certificate
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
and have at least one parent who is an alumnus of the college. The bursary will be awarded on
For more information contact at ext. 3459 or e-mail email@example.com.
& Looking for people who you can relate to
too long to
and the as wenches.
of the week.
GAY LESBIAN BISEXUAL TRANSGENDERED
STUDENTS and see what
in no soundin’ like a real pirate
time, ye will.
word of advice,
most o’ yer not be addin’ “yan” to more sentences, then ye be no landKaZaA scurvy pirate than a
inquire at Student Services.
lubber usin' dialup.
Then come out to meetings of
structure Invertin’ yer sentence talk. Be a good idea for pirate
are like a true pirate, there
follow. a few general rules to
Looking for a place
added Scott. if anybody wants
% Looking to talk about issues in the community
ye wish, ye can say round the ocean for
Make every day your favourite
% Looking to meet new people
scurvy mates, your enemies as
have claims to be old enough to sailed
CALLING ALL GLBT STUDENTS
British accent.” is
that I’ve seen that better
But he had the
as shipsure to refer to friends
be havin' a quite respectable Scott
the greatest singer.
be realisin that the day, an I be
It “Arr, they be laughin'. that be one day a year, after all,
talkin' like a pirate.
the day out to Barry for promoting from Aside people. to millions of has to Scott word, the out getting
raw energy, said
Monica Himmelman, alumni
students believed that Quebec-resi-
said be taking off this year,” Scott in an e-mail interview. goes said most of the credit
deserved to win.
puls his heart into
represents the country
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
students also thought that
official pirating website.
for a year or so, but
“O’ course, two weeks die damn Yankees who
sings from the Jeremy Yaksich, 19, a
services officer, said the financial assistance is an excellent opportunity for students in need.
launchin thought up the day be
websites 1990s. In addition to two columpromoting the day, humour about written has Dave Barry
webpage, www.yarr.org.uk. “It be a silly idea by a group o’ people on an interweb forum I be
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
year broadcasting student.
Conestoga College students can
By BLAKE GALL
page with international contributions of computer created artwork submitted to an interactive message board. Users on the site real-
Calgary-resident Billy Klippert, the most recently eliminated contest-
Studdard, has sold approximately 875.000 copies of his CD single. Bridge Over Troubled Water.
17, a first-year advertising student. “He’s got more of a personal
million copies. isn’t
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
has a better vocal range
Nov. 11, but his single has sold more than
side of us,” she said.
675.000 copies to date. American Idol wild-card contest-
This enormously popular show, which has become the most
Cramp, 17. “It showed
to hit stores until
only one studeserved to Beals that thought dent
on the Billboard 200 and has
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
Ahoy! There be pirates By TIM
the winner: the
show brought back
finalists reunited to sing a
contestants as one of two wild-card winners. The wildthe final
Tuesday night’s season
with nothing to lose. Malcolm, called the "King of Kingston” by Canadian Idol host it
success to the fact that
Ben Mulroney, only made
performance of the entire competi-
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
formance. The cynical Werner even
he was a
tion, setting a
— Page 17
idol standing. In fact,
night’s final competi-
Somebody, Love To Something More and A Whole New World. The four judges were
Idol fans countrywide.
The majority of students interin a random survey predicted that Malcolm would be the last
than three million Canadians voted
the millions of
watched series in Canadian history, was modeled after American Idol, a hit program south of the border. Idol has attracted more than two
top nine and gave them one more
After months of fierce competition the votes
day of the week. THURSDAY
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— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
Conestoga golf a team of six
experience to team camp.
By JASON SMITH
made There's a
been teaching for 26 years and cur-
rently runs a
team game," he said. "Everyone has to work together to a
play their role.
to gain the respect of
His knowledge and desire for the
game helped Cressman play at the OHL (Ontario Hockey League) level
(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
as the Dallas
that although had feedback from Rickwood the past, he is not going to come with any preconceived notions.
he's in in
tance and learning for the Waterloo
Regional Board of Education
Grand River Collegiate
His teaching doesn't stop
end of each class however. Cressman has been coaching hockey for 12 years, during which time he's spent five years as
University of Waterloo.
belongs here and to see
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
have to do their part
order to get this team in the
playoffs," said Cressman. In the end, his objective is to “I
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
the Condors’ on-ice
Waterloo, he jumped tunity to lead the
where develop a program Conestoga will be known as having a notable varsity hockey team with a great facility. Cressman's personal goal
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
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
could take eight
them but we’re only allowed
out there this
Their second tournament will
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.
There are two returning players this year - Marty Skowron and
Scott Morrison. This
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
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
Tournament play doesn’t
mid-September and the season is done by the beginning of until
October, not leaving
available at the time of publica-
could take eight of
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
in a lot
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.
doesn't have to be
Cressman played the next season with Minnesota before retiring to dedicate his time to
Relieves they will
ond year for both
with the team that he has and
The Conestoga College golf
system," he said.
The new head coach's main concern is creating a strong team
coach for the varsity hockey pro-
of this year's
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
Rangers for three years before being drafted by the NHL's Minnesota North Stars in 1970. However, Cressman didn't turn
he believes the
and at the same time, my players have to believe in me as their
the beginning of October.
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
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
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Discuss issues related to being
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Learn more about Canadian culture?
Then this group which th
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Please sign up for the group in Student Services (Room 2B04) before
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(Photo by Kate Battler)
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.
— Page 19
football fans again By JEFF
The Packers will have on strong defence and, to a large part, their running game.
slim margin. to rely
It’s that time of year again, when on Sundays, nothing else matters
Thirteen-year veteran Brett Favre,
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
has the enthusiasm to
play the game, but doesn’t have the
expectations, while teams like the
would be hard pressed
York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles have stumbled out of the
Without Michael Vick
So who has the team to make it to Super Bowl XXXVIII? It’s still too early to
but here are
12 teams heading to the
The Miami Dolphins have
Green Bay offence. Eavre, who will go down as one of the greatest players of all the
into the season
never lived up to his high expectaCardinals
Broncos also have Clinton Portis running back. Portis, who’s only
defending Super Bowl Champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers will have
him is former QB, Jake Plummer. The
In to replace
Atlanta Falcon's offence
South. Just three weeks into the
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
offence around, and this year
together as close to a complete
his third year, finished fourth last
team as possible and will take the
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
be heading to another Super Bowl. The NFC North division will go to the San Francisco 49ers who boast an explosive offence with
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
the like Bill
Romanowski, Oakland has
The Pittsburgh Steelers will have no problem winning the AFC
potential to advance far into the
Tommy Maddox may
be in his second year as the starting quarterback but proved last season
among the he won the Comeback he’s
Player of the
Year award. The Steelers also give Maddox the best one-two punch of wide receivers in the league with
surprise pick to
playoffs this season
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
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
overpower the run most of the season anyway. A Steelers Super Bowl appearance might not be far
Hines Ward and Plaxico Burress.
be a close finish for the
Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans, but the Titans will
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
sistently well. If either player
out for a considerable
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
The Denver Broncos
out on top of the competitive
The Broncos enter the season with a revamped offence to go with a good defence. Gone is
been released from
New England now
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-
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
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
been questionable three weeks.
The Green Bay Packers will deffor initely have their work cut out
Minnesota Vikings, but will still win the NFC North crown by a
Great way By
Seahawks have not played a
team five years ago they’ve been reworking the team, and this
will begin to
starting quarterback with Matt Hasselbeck, and one of the best
running backs in the league.
Alexander. The team does lack playoff experience, so they
far if they
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.
way for stusome of the stress
dent. said both sports get pretty intense and it is great competition.
The Seahawks now have a
coach Mike Holmgren took over
dents to relieve from their classes in a competi-
in three years, but since
Conestoga football and
softball starting off the fall season.
of a surprise
who’s probably the most complete running back in the NFL.
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
up and running
best receivers in the game, Torry
win the big games against
to the St.
them out of the second round of the
Wildcard posiLouis Rams. to decide have will Rams The between Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger at quarterback, but once
practising his skills for the intramural flag football
Drew Bledsoe and
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
(Photo by Bryan Martin)
Behruz, a first-year police foundations student, leaps for centre on Sept. 12. in the Conestoga College recreation pass a
The only problem with the Rams is their defence, which will keep
division usually dominated by the St. Louis Rams, the 49ers have been waiting for the Rams to struggle, and this could be the
even more improvement. With a stronger offence, and possibly the best defence, Tampa could will see
the off-season. Seau accompanies
he went out and signed prominent defensive free agent Junior Seau in
rushing yards. The
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
things better," said Fritz.
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
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
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'
in the outfield
diamond number 2. The season runs for five to weeks and you can check
in the recreation
the football and softball
seasons end. co-ed basketball and so get next, are volleyball involved and have a
— SPOKE, September 22, 2003
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