Breast Cancer Foundation’s
brings together 1,700 participants.
same-sex wedding planner and
for a cure
The 35th annual Oktoberfest
Find the hottest spots to party.
Tuesday, October 14, 2003
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 6
False permits could lead to expulsion By
from doing patrols
that protect the
property of students,” said Hunter.
Fraudulent parking permits continue to be a
Conestoga. Last year 40 forged parking permits were discovered and the stu-
said in the near future securi-
would be towing these
and criminal charges may be filed. “We’ll be towing the vehicle first,”
said Hunter, “and then deal-
ing with the student.”
dents were dealt with according to
Security wants to prevent further
the college student code of con-
parking and wants students to
A1 Hunter, chief of Conestoga security,
type of parking violation
a criminal offence and
put their academic career at risk.
problem of duplicate parking permits required a month's time for
security resources last year.
a full-time bylaw enforcement officer wajs hired and Hunter said they have no problem result
be towing the first and then
dealing with the (Photo by Kate Battler)
spotting false permits.
Holding on tight for No. 1 Condor rugby players fought hard in a game against the Fleming Auks Oct Auks 24-5, making them the top-ranked team in the league.
A l Hunter,
“Our bylaw person has a very good eye for them," said Hunter.
Chief of securin'
Students in possession of a forged
permit can expect to receive a fine, pay restitution and could
even be banned from parking on Conestoga property, he said. Hunter said action taken depends on the attitude of the person caught and whether they have a history of misconduct at the college. “Discipline is anything from admonishment to being expelled from the college," said Hunter. He was hoping this type of problem would have resolved
from last year. He said stealing from the college and itself
"We’re not looking
“I've not seen a year yet
not able to
our students,” said Hunter.
Bursary deadline nears By KRISTEN
The The deadline
approaching for students to apply for the Conestoga College Student Assistance Fund. According to the information on is
the application, the
to help students
cover the costs of the second semester. This comes in the form of a non-repayable award given to Conestoga students who are registered in a two-semester
when making considerations
recipients of the award, including
number of courses
students once every academic year
and applications must be submitted to the financial aid office by 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Students must be registered in a two-semester program to be eligible for the award. Students who are registered in a co-op program will be able to apply for a special bursary in May 2004. will receive Students their
mail during the
Several factors will be looked at
week of Dec.
and successful applicants will be able to pick up their award beginning Jan. 26, 2004. Applications are available
taking. Other criteria are
Most students go for good food, a free copy of The Record, to sit and chat with friends or do some last-minute cramming for a test.
others will have to use daily and
“Enforcement costs increased and security staff
on the waiting
go on breaks
any Coca-Cola product. “The scratch card items to be
College's student body, the cafeteria is the place to
people are being
for designated parking places.
type of crime to the long waiting
and with any theft the cost is always passed on to the consumers. is
eliminating the problem.”
Cafeteria events big
of these,” said Hunter, “but looking
es security doesn’t see
crime to shop-
type of crime as a
paid for parking.
“If dealt with under the student code of conduct, the infraction finds a place on their permanent academic record,” said Hunter.
include a free bottle of pop,”
“Also a T-shirt and a
sports bag or a
MasterCard are up for grabs.” Christa Campbell, a. seeondadministration
But, John Kast, the cafeteria’s food service director, said there are many other reasons students should be dropping in more often on their favourite place to eat. "On Oct. 28, Cartwells food services will sponsor our annual lasagna luncheon,” said Kast. “All proceeds from ticket sales will be given to the college’s United Way fundraising campaign.” Last year about $1,500 was donated to the United Way from a combination of the money made at the luncheon and a toonie collection taken up by the cafeteria’s workers on “Casual Fridays." This is a day when all staff can donate a toonie to charity and dress in their everyday clothing instead of their uniforms. There are also two promotional giveaways happening at Pizza Pizza in the E-wing cafeteria. Staring now until the end of November, every time a student buys a Pizza Pizza combo they receive a free 20-minute calling
coming up students should be happy. $he said one of the rea-
ria that often," said the third-year
Pizza Pizza is also giving out scratch-and-win cards when students purchase a 591-millilitre
journalism student. "I don’t think they have that big of a selection. I know that they have a Haneys
she thinks the cafeteria
go on lunch
atmosphere of the
“And the good food helps too.” At full capacity the main cafeteria can hold 250 people and an additional 200 people in the side the
called the Blue
First-year pre-service firefighting student Karl Stickney agrees the cafeteria
a place to relax
and grab some food. “Their prices are good and their is great," the 20-year-old
However, Stickney did have one suggestion.
a larger selection of
hot foods,” he said.
Kate VandeVen, 24. thinks the school should have more choices for student to
The Condors beat the
“I don’t really eat in the cafete-
and they make stir frys and wraps every day, but a lot of schools have a booth where you can order everything
breakfast, lunch and
However, VandeVen did
one thing about the cafeteria's food. "I
a lot of choice
there,” she said.
Kast pointed out that, compared and with both the Guelph Waterloo campuses. Doon campus students have a lot of choices. “We have Haney’s, Mr. Sub, Pizza Pizza and Tim Hortons,” Kast said. “We also feature many of our own brands of food." Cartwell food senices’ name brands include Ritazza Coffee, Bakery, Double Treat the Sandwhich and Wraps Central, Sub2Go and the Big Pita, which will be introduced in January. No additional food places are in the works until another wing of the school is constructed. But as the school and students grow, so will the food selections. “We’ll always try to keep changing the food variety and selections throughout the school year,” Kast said. However. Campbell thinks the cafeteria
just fine the
“There is already a wide variety of food choices ranging from a healthy salad to some greasy she said. "1 think the cafecould satisfy anyone's grumbling stomach." fries."
Heatley suffered a broken jaw and in his right knee.
By JASON SMITH
two tom ligaments Elmira’s 5,
died on Oct.
in a tragic one-vehicle crash
with Atlanta Thrashers teammate
Snyder, a centre for the
expected to miss the entire
2003-04 season. Heatley was charged with the felony offence of serious injury caused by motor vehicle and three counts of misdemeanour offences.
10 goals and four assists in 36 games and had a
of 16 points
NHL career. He 49 games. The rugged,
lowing the crash but never regained
degree vehicular homicide. The charge carries a sentence of
Thrashers on April
was a passen-
three to 15 years in prison but a plea
ger in a Ferrari driven by Heatley
bargain of second-degree vehicular
Police said Snyder
homicide may latter charge
wrought-iron fence on Sept. 31.
The impact of both
the crash ejected
the car and split the
vehicle in half.
The a misdemeanour
also be accepted. is
Snyder, a relative youngster in the
amount of pain
as an organization
and extend our deepest sympathies
Hockey League’s in
minor leagues where he won
Turner Cup with Orlando
“Dan was a teammate and friend to
of his pro career was spent
the tragic loss.
Blackburn on March 23, 2002.
from the Thrashers on the night of the young centre’s death saying the franchise was deeply saddened by
debut with the
and racked up an impressive 345
Ottawa Senators and scored his NHL goal against the New York
Snyder underwent surgery for a depressed skull fracture immediately arrival at the Atlanta hospital.
with the Thrashers on July
police updated the charge to
G, 5 A)
played in a
Hockey League’s American Chicago Wolves in 2001-02. Over the course of his career in the Ontario Hockey League, IHL and AHL, Snyder played in 466 games, scored 121 goals, had 224 assists
for Atlanta last season
was in a coma for six days at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta fol-
expected to be a key component of this year’s Thrashers team. He had
to his family.”
By Mike Wilson could see a doctor anywhere city
of the event with presentations from Walksafe, Waterloo Regional
The tropical-themed workshop helped students familiarize themselves with Canadian culture and stay safe and healthy. Students spent two hours going
Police Services and nursing stu-
cope, took place in the Blue Oct. 2.
to station in groups,
writing down two things they learned in each presentation. Harry Xie learned something at the seminar. He got harassing
came to 911. Now,
(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)
Got First-year general business student
time by playing pool
thanks to a Waterloo regional police, he knows only to call 91 1 when he is in immediate danger. He also learned something about getting
health care. “I
could go to the health
office for free, but
Two attempted By JENNIFER
Conestoga College. In the past two weeks there have been two attempted vehicle thefts and two stolen purses reported, according to chief of security A1 Hunter.
29 an attempted vehioccurred in Lot 6 about
10:30 p.m. “The predator was off by
second attempted theft took on Sept. 23. A car was entered in Lot 8 between 2:30 and 4 p.m. However, nothing was.
from the vehicle. During the week of Sept. 29, purses were stolen from two faculty members’ offices in the E and stolen
“Because cameras are expensive we will do the most remote areas first, and then cover the rest of the school.”
cameras in the parking the thefts occurred.
at Allstate. is
do the most and then cover
the rest of the school.”
if it is
your car stolen?
By CARRIE HOTO It’s
time for another election. this vote is only for
ance. “It may vary between insurance companies but our coverage is $1,500 unless you purchase addi-
tional coverage for a
sixth-semester nursing student, would start out her presentations on healthy eating by asking a ran-
did you eat
One student said he had nothing and only a hamburger for lunch and she said, “You must be starving!”
He wasn’t hungry for long. After he watched the healthy eating presentation he and the rest of the group had a complimentary dinner of pizza, pop and cookies.
directors are volun-
This year there will vice-president of
Students with the most votes will
In past years there have been 18
ed as well as four members at large. “There used to be two (members at large) from each school and one from each satellite campus,” said
at large for the
seats will be
“I’m looking forward students having
bounce off of each other and
They provide framework and longterm planning,” said CSI President
responsible to carry out the vision
developed by the board.” eligible
must be enrolled in a full-time program and maintain a 65 per cent
iour contact security services at
“Directors are elected to act on
behalf of the
visions of the board will be by CSI over a specified
period of time.
ensuring there’s a long-term
plan (for the student association).” There will be another election in February.
extension 3357 or visit them in
time ever having a long-term
vision,” Falconer said.
strategic vision for the corporation.
Students are encouraged to review their own insurance policy. If you see any suspicious behav-
of the main building.
communications has been eliminat-
This year 10 students are running
The presentations were interactive.
your car has a great stereo system, McMahon warns it may not be fully covered under insur-
20 scholars have the
for six seats.
(CSI) board of directors.
The board of
you pay $10,000 for a car and it is stolen and the market is
did presentations on
new board members
Conestoga Students Incorporated
what the car would be worth
year plan, said Hunter. “Because the cameras
“There will be cameras going in Lots 8 and 9. There will also be a camera going in Lot 1. This camera will cover the entire area of Lots 1 to 4, as well as 1 1 and 12.” As for covering the entire school, it will be part of a five-
will not receive what you paid for the car; you will receive
value of that car
wings. Currently there are no security
Students get to choose
you carry comprehensive insurance coverage the theft of the car
a student after setting off
the recent reports
Hunter said the college plans to install more cameras in the park-
Al Hunter, frightened
the car’s alarm and fled
More attempted thefts have occurred on the Doon campus of
and pay later,” said Xie. Health and safety was a big part
Survivor Conestoga, a workshop students to help international
directors term will
“This will be the long board.
be elected for the year.”
of a year1,
CSI pushes safe student By JEFF
— Page 3
HEUCHERT safest alternative to other drugs.
told students that if they
CSI tells you drunk in the student bar. This is where the CSI comes out and tells you it's OK to smoke marijuana, and this is also where the CSI tells you it's OK to is
The third part to was safe sex, and
in relation to
college atmosphere, and
wear a condom, and
ably the homiest students
“If you put your hands on somebody intimately, who you don't know, wash up,” he said. The most serious part of the presentation was when Andruszkiewicz
don't, don’t, don’t," said
Andruszkiewicz. "I'm hear
do it safely. The most significant message he wanted to convey to students about safe drinking was not to drink and do. but
shared a personal story about his godfather, who died three years ago
He said it wasn't a matter of you'd get caught driving drunk, but only a matter of when.
said he thinks
One suggestion always drink with a friend. He suggested this so that if you were ever to fall asleep, a friend could put you into the recovery if it
At this point in the presentation Andruszkiewicz demonstrated the
He want (Photo by Jeff Heuchert)
Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer, demonstrates the recovery position on first-year marketing student Alex Cioranic. The demonstration was part of Andruszkiewicz’s Student Life 102 presentation
the Sanctuary Oct.1. because they’re the top source when
throwing up or to the point when
students about drinking excessive-
he kept the atmosphere
liquored, once you’re
me you can't anymore drunk,” he joked.
also explained that
dents are considered binge drinkers
Message By CHRISTINA
responsibilities such as
important message was, “Whatever
your body is your business, and your business only.”
much of his information from Alcoholics Anonymous
Andruszkiewicz asked the audience to
“We've also known marijuana as being cut or laced with rat poi-
you do take drugs, you better be prepared to pay the consequences, which may ultimately
dents in the Sanctuary were rude
changed the reality of one student, then it would be worthMiller, while.” said Ethan Conestoga Students Incorporated
fact that if
“We’ve also known marijuana as being cut or
Const. Pete Barbuto.
During Barbuto's presentation
some audience members shouted out jokes and it was obvious few people were taking it seriHe
included mushrooms, hash, hero-
cocaine and acid.
showing pictures of drug addicts to illustrate the physical changes caused by drugs. If you make the choice to take drugs, you better be 10 per cent
way the mesgoing to get out to people is through education, and he is glad to be that person. But during his presentation,
not cut or laced
something. Barbuto said B )ter a video on the side-effects of the drug ecstasy, also known as E.
drinking, Jody said to
always have a friend around. “When you choose to smoke up, or shoot up, or sniff something,
have a buddy,” he said. Marijuana was encouraged during the
Andruszkiewicz also recommended masturbation as a safe alternative
and referred to it as the ultimate form of self-love. There might have been only around 100 students listening, but he is confident, “everyone that was there will take something away from it,” and if that's true, then it was worth it. to sex,
but only as
students yelled out jokes,
laughing and generally
and did not give him the respect he did not have a captive audi-
ence, Miller said. "It
room and people without
not think students
ing to promote dings
students just it
ing. “It's appalling,
feels the only
something and said
Other drugs Barbuto discussed hard to get through to
harder drags such as cocaine, and for
or slander Barbuto.
people the dangers of drags by
be naive to a
stuff out there.”
because of the
audiences, he said.
Waterloo police Const. Pete Barbuto wanted to make students aware of the dangers of drugs, but his message was lost on many of his listeners at Conestoga College 2.
understands that students don’t to hear “don’t
lost He wanted
drags such as marijuana, and even the
drug use with the students his most
said he gets
more than anyone else in tire world. He also warned students that
class or stu-
sage out a long time ago. “Our students were having sex before they got here and they’ll have sex after they leave here,” he said.
because they drink to the point of
students to not get
students learned to block that mes-
recovery position with a student on
While Andruszkiewicz warned
will ruin their time in college.
sick, or pregnant, or
warned them they should wash their hands before and after
the time they're born until 19,
before sex,” he said.
Mostly though. Andruszkiewicz kept the atmosphere light, telling Conestoga students they were prob-
do that, it's wrong” lecture, they were in for quite a surprise. time they're
“What will ruin the sensation is when you have to take penicillin
dents expecting a traditional “don’t
Andruszkiewicz discussed safe drinking on campus, recreational
how people think wearing a condom will ruin the sen-
The presentation was part of Conestoga's Alcohol Awareness
drug use and sex,
“Dreams have an awfully quick way of evaporating and going up in smoke when you become a parent.”
Andruszkiewicz, his presentation, called Student Life 102 began in the Sanctuary Oct.
at the strut he focused on discussing contraceptives.
With those words from Conestoga Students Incorporated events
use a drug, marijuana was the safest.
to get really
have sex with other students.”
light of the topic.
This was not typical of Barbuto's
he would like stu-
going on and have
dividers in the back so people can
choose whether they would like to listen or just hang out with their friends.
Miller also says he would like to
see a spotlight on the speaker.
(Photo by Christina Bramburger)
Const. Pete Barbuto
Sanctuary as part Oct. 2.
safe clubbing presentation
Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week,
— SPOKE, October
Asper’s tarnished legacy The death of Israel Harold Asper is a shock to journalists around the country. Asper, founder of CanWest Global Communications Corp., accomdied on Oct. 7 at the age of 71. He was a man of many of University the of graduate law a plishments including the during Manitoba in party Liberal the of leader and Manitoba ’70s.
However, he is best known for his takeover of CanWest, Canada’s largest media company, in 1989. Up until his death he was actively involved with the operation of the company’s newspapers and television stations. He retired chairman of as executive chairman in January but stayed on as
His son, Leonard Asper, became president and CEO. He will carry on the legend of “Izzy,” a legend bursting with controverof a media mogul sy. Asper not only leaves behind the legacy who controlled many of Canada’s news media, he will also be
Spoke believes in freedom of speech. Asper did not. In December 2002, CanWest announced that all 14 of its largenewspapers would be running the same national editorial once a week. Also, any editorials written locally in these cities
we supposed to follow
could not contradict the national editorials. This move caused major complaints from journalists across the country. This type of control over the media is. appalling. A person’s right to form their own opinion is taken away when
every paper they read says the same thing.
newspaper in every major city in Canada. This is a result of media concentration. There was a time when television and newspapers competed against one
controls a major
Dazed and confused by politicans
end of Global view different find a won’t You Post. National the read News to famiin the Post, though, because both are owned by the Asper
will often see an advertisement at the
journalists writing for Asper’s papers cannot express their own views even if they choose to. In a June 2002 article by News Viewpoint, Zolf writes about the conLarry Zolf for troversy surrounding Ottawa Citizen publisher Russell Mills.
Mills wrote an editorial saying Prime Minister Jean Chretien should resign because he “lied repeatedly” in the Shawinigate Affair, a controversy over Chretien’s alleged involvement in a
of questionable business dealings in his home town of Shawinigan, Que. Asper responded to Mills’s article by saying Chretien only lies " when “he deals with the Middle East, Ariel Sharon and Israel
Then, he fired Mills. This caused a rumbling in the journalistic community, but nothing was done about it. Izzy was holding the cards. Even in death, Izzy Asper still has power over the journalistic
views in Canada and he will for a long time after. Convergence of the media will continue to happen. As long as the Asper family, and others like them, have the money to continue their control over the media.
Spoke urges you, the reader, to take it upon yourself to read independent news media and never take one view as the right one. Izzy’s legend will live on, but
freedom of speech and journal
istic integrity will live longer.
remarks without the required answer to how they planned on
Have you ever felt like you’ve been “fed so much bullshit that it’s coming out of your ears”? Well, that was a comment from a senior audience
at the provincial
Waterloo Inn Sept. 30. And say, f agreed with him.
duty to stand up for my generation’s future. To help out with my voting decision I attended both the
tuition because of reduced OSAP, they shouldn’t attend post-second-
the time he
candidate meeting held in the Sanctuary and the conference
realized he had
mentioned above. I came out of both feeling more confused and discouraged than 1 did going in. Although these meetings weren’t in my home riding, I still wanted to attend to get a better perception
of each political party.
a feeling that
most of the rep-
resentatives have a history of beat-
ing around the bush. In total, I sat through four hours of script-read answers that did everything but
answer the questions from the
30 debate for the KitchenerWaterloo riding. All seven candidates had their last chance to impress the community with their Sept.
all-candidates meeting at the
Wolf, representing the
answered questions with sincerity, most likely because she has yet been tainted by the cut-throat nature of politics. The shot-for-shot feud between the PCs and Liberals lasted most
crowd of about 300 people, it was obvious the majority were PC supporters. But although Elizabeth Witmer received applause through the night, there were just as many drilling questions aimed her way as there was praise.
of the two hours in the Sanctuaiy. Liberal Jerry Boyle landed a right when he said the PCs’ funding of colleges is the same amount given
time at one of have to admit my jaw dropped a few times. It made for a dramatic Tuesday night; I know that much. Although Liberal Sean Strickland had the facts and figures all laid out in front of him, Witmer shook her head a few
the shot-for-shot feud
At the end of the
of students, including
Conservative Gerry Martiniuk made quite the impression on
myself, muttering the simple question of “how” every time a candi-
pendent candidate Julian Ichim, must have been reading my mind
Conestoga students when he said
date gave their party's intentions.
that if students can’t afford the
said it was no wonder young people don’t vote.
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Conestoga student wins $1 ,000 award By JAMES CLARK
Conestoga College has been awarded a $ ,000 bursary donated 1
by the central Ontario chapter of the Purchasing Management
gram and help
offered during the
member of PMAC
be able to
didn't focus on
in trafficking. Transfreight a third-party logistics company
ensures efficient delivery of in
and out of manufactur-
said even though she is
now but that is just saying you have reached that milestone, you have got to keep going.”
PMAC is a non-profit organ-
ization that offers training, semi-
management should definitely become
nars and networking opportunities
its 8,000 members. Conestoga College has the
with approximately 70 members.
Sandra Stewart, president of the central Ontario chapter of the
Wrobel expects she
and take the princi-
ples of buying course. largest
on her co-op in Cambridge,
Wrobel said any students
She said she did not expect to be winner of this year 's bursary. “It makes me blush” said just
course was 76 per cent.
keep reviewing past notes and
year to be eligible for the bursary. in
and didn’t focus on monetary values.”
Wrobel’s overall mark
enjoy the subject
second year of the materials management program. Students must be a
a four-year pro-
principles of buying
after achieving the highest
happy to do work very hard,”
Association of Canada
third-year student in the mate-
said the organization feels
important to offer the bursary.
member of PMAC because
“As great as the college is, it’s good to do partnerships. That is where you start to network,” she said. “That is what opens the doors, plain and simple.” also
thumbs down on
management student is the recipient of PMAC’s $1 ,000 bursary. Wrobel was awarded the bursary after achieving the highest mark in PMAC’s principles of buyinq Third-year materials
Landslide vote by Conestoga support staff rejects management’s contract proposal by 91 per cent By PETR CIHAGEK
Unionized support staff from all 24 provincial colleges rejected a contract offer from management by
rejection," said Conestoga’s
a landslide Oct. 7.
members messages every
Nequest. president of the Ontario
(were) expecting a landslide
union sent union day, urg-
them to rebuff the offer. Union stewards at Conestoga
This year, for the
by wearing reject-theoffer T-shirts and buttons. “They (union members) knew that it was a terrible offer and they
Local 238 president
so high,"’ said Nequest. the rejection, the
a ad tu Hi
Hat! owe en
The bargaining team goes back Oct.
and such a
Nequest, the con-
should be revised thoroughly.
number members and unfair when
also argues the
of sick days offered to is
agement gets 130 sick days,” said Nequest. “We have asked for an increase of sick days.” Another big concern
compared to sick days of and management.
they got offered would take
much away from “New drugs aren’t
sick days, faculty gets 20 and
and death for a
family member,” she said about the
proposed drug plan. Other issues that made ask
“Right now, support staff gets 10
has no drug card. However, Nequest said the card support
er offer to be voted on.
hard to keep up,” said Nequest.
Management offered a wage increase of three per cent, but the union argues it is inadequate.
expressed their dissatisfaction with
95.5 per cent rejection.”
were met, she
small increase we’ve been offered,
Public Service Employees Union
and provincewide there was a
“They (union members) knew it was a terrible offer and rejected it so
(OPSEU) Local 238. “Here at the college we have a 91 per cent rejection
None of the
to reject the vote
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Conestoga support calling for
union president Lisa Nequest and mobilizer Ed Riehl
of the contract offer
High Times By
gerous than marijuana, which
difficult to find in the
“You can find as
long as he can remember.
they are dangerous to the
said Hager. "It saves
also talked about the differ-
ence between responsible and irresponsible use
you find yourself lying and
ing because of pot,
you’re not having
Counterculture, outlines the long histo-
your money to get it, then you really need to evaluate whether
ry behind marijuana use.
you have a problem,” said Hager.
role in the cre-
ation of jazz, rock ‘n’ roll and poetry.
Drugs played a large
found these drugs to be more dan-
In his speech.
Drugs have played a
on pharmaceutical bills.” Hager’s book. Adventures
young life he has taken methamphetamine and
replaced with petroleum-based chemi-
bad Christians,” said Hager. "If Jesus was here, would he be putting people in jail for the medical use of marijuana?”
“The chemicals coming out of the
“You can find as many bad hippies as
paper mills are spilling into the water," said Hager. "It is the No. 1 cause of pol-
with skepticism from other individuals whom he refers to as fundamentalists.
Editor-in-chief of High Times
U.S. for as
bad hippies as bad
fighting for the legalin the
enacted legislation to decriminalize the use of marijuana for medical use.
Canada’s Liberal government has
ization of marijuana
take pharmaceuticals until
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Lesleys Luscious Ladies walk across the
a Cure on Oct. 5.
years. In 2002, the run had more than 140,000 participants across Canada, and raised more than
$14.5 million. This year, the main goal was to
more than $16 million and attract more than 150,000 participants across Canada. The goal was raise
reached with $17 million raised and more than 160,000 participants.
raised $265,000 in donations.
At 9:15 a.m. the opening ceremonies began with some personal stories from breast cancer survivors and words of encouragement from sponsors. The warm-up followed at 9:45 a.m. At 10 a.m. the participants, all wearing white or pink Tshirts, began to run for a cure. Participants could either take part individually or as part of a team. Those who decided to run as a team could take the CIBC Team The team challenge Challenge.
rewards different categories of groups for raising the most money. There were four main team challenge categories.
The first was the corporate team challenge that was to consist of 10 or more co-workers, business associates, clients or suppliers. The corporate team that collected the most donations received the CIBC Corporate Spirit Award. The Air Canada/Zip community team challenge was another category. This team had to consist of six or more family members, friends, neighbours or members of any local
community groups, clubs or The community team
most donations Canada/Zip Community Challenge Award.
that collected the
stop running and said "I
Bev Bowman of
did pretty darn good.”
Next year’s run
will take place
The third category was a school team challenge. The school team was to consist of 10 or more kids, teachers, or support staff from any school. The school team that collected the most donations received the School Challenge Award. The fourth and final challenge was the Nike women’s team challenge. The team was to consist of 10 or more women. The team that most donations collected the received the Nike Women’s Challenge Award plus a $1,500 Nike gift certificate. There were also rewards for individual participants.
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Courses blossom with teacher’s care By DESIREE
popular because people will go to a flower shop or craft store and see arrangements with really high
The course must go on!
Conestoga College’s Sunflower Topiary course from being cancelled
semester despite the
Regional board of education, had no idea the course she had bought as a birthday present was scheduled for cancellation until Burton
a lot to
received an e-mail from one of her
a birthday present for her sister. Rose Anstett. 42, education
also the pride of say-
The student’s message said she was buying a place in the class as
myself’ I think that do with it,” said will
campus Students pay $30
for the course
and $30 for
have at least three people who have taken as many as 1 0 of my “I
of Burton’s biography, fun sunflower facts and a topiary his-
are artfully pruned and shrubs, which can be trimmed into animal shapes or simple spheres such as the silk arrangements being made lor
Burton’s class. students use birch sticks to the stalk of the faux tree
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because of my
Wal-Mart, rather than shopping at expensive craft stores. Burton taught floral design at a
sister,” said Anstett.
“It takes a lot for a teacher to go out and do that.” Only three people had signed up for the continuing education course
and only one student was enrolled morning Thanksgiving in the
Harvest which had already been cancelled. Con-ed administrator Gillian Oldfield said normally Burton’s courses don’t run with fewer than six students signed up.
with only three students. This was Burton’s third year teaching the Sunflower Topiary
looking forward to Scarecrow
love Terrie’s courses.
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After taking the one-day course at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus on Sept. 27, Anstett’ s sister Orisa Duchon, 53, said she really
enjoyed it. “I’m going to look
Halloween and Christmas courses still to come. “I’ve
“I have managed flower shops, designed at conventions and won several state and regional competitions,” said Burton,
who moved to 2001 and now
lives in Fergus.
Burton and her husband Mark have a freelance home decorating
Designs. Student Det. Muriel Simpson,
degree since January and
enrolled in Burton’s Fall Wreath
course to do something fun.
got groupies now,”
has never done crafts before plans to take Halloween
design classes this fall. “It was just a relief from the studying.
what other courses are offered,” said Duchon, a Cambridge account executive. Burton teaches 21 con-ed courses
CDA funding makes
40, has been studying for a mas-
depend on research
Window Bow Making and
dents to finish her classes knowing they could go out and buy the
Burton would teach the course
technical and trade college for two years in her home town of Tulsa, Okla., and wants her stu-
“She’s devoted to her students,” Oldfield after hearing that
Conestoga. “I didn’t have the heart to tell her I was going to cancel the program,” said Burton. Anstett has taken six of Burton’s
Burton recommends buying glue from the hardware department at
was one of the first courses she began teaching at
“Then she told me that she was going to hang onto the course
a smart choice.
dry as quickly as other sticks. Students need to bring their own clippers, knife and glue gun and
Burton provides her students with a floral gift bag that is filled with course supplies and a book-
arrangement because birch
workshops.” course instructor
Eating out tonight?
workshop. teaches Conestoga College’s continuing education Sunflower Topiary Burton teaches 21 con-ed courses a semester.
preparing to cancel her Saturday afternoon topiary class when she students.
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Being able to make the same arrangement for less is what peo-
Simpson attended Saturday’s to purchase a ready-made arrangement, which Burton had
put aside for her.
arrangements, a garland and a wall basket.
teaches two courses
Burton freely gives her students
every weekend from September to
her e-mail address and said if there is anything her students want to learn she will design a class for
week in December. have at least three people who have taken as many as 10 of my workshops.” Burton thinks her courses are “I
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This is Oktoberfest where a lot of beer kegs, sausages and lederhosen will all be a part of festivities this
took place Oct. 10, but there are still plenty of events happening
Oktoberfest is now in its 35th year and has become the largest festival
Willcox, president of Oktoberfest
world next Munich. in the
Queens Blvd. Bingemans
famous sauerkraut-stuffing contest.” Bingemans is located at 1380 Victoria St. N. The Concordia Club, the largest
Canada's Centennial. “The public responded so well to it they in
1968,” said Willcox.
of Commerce at the time thought the Bavarian festival was a great idea for the community, so
the first official Oktoberfest celebrations took place in 1969.
year the community comes together for this event. Thousands of people travel from
over North America, and around the world, to take in the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest.
club in Canada, week and has a
during 3,400 of capacity Oktoberfest. Other clubs holding Oktoberfest events include the Frieda Haus,. Heidelberg Haus, Schwaben Club,
be holding a
student night on Oct. 16 with "gogo dancers, shooter girls and their
public. Members of the club wanted the people of KitchenerWaterloo to join their Bavarian of celebration in festivities
to the original in
Tom Connors concert, Thanksgiving parade and
university students are more than welcome. It has a capacity of 2,050 people and is located at
the focus point for
started in 1967
Transylvania Club. Ticket prices range from $5 to $40. To buy tickets or for more
Willcox, who has been involved with Oktoberfest directly or indirectly for its entire 35 years, said the annual Thanksgiving parade is
one of the biggest and best Canada. The parade takes place on Thanksgiving Day every year and covers five kilometres from King
and Erb streets in Waterloo to King and Cedar streets in
but this year there are
some new Willcox,
a brand-new idea based loosely on the popular is
shows American Idol Idol. The two win-
of the singing contest will each receive a professional recording session with Burlington-based ners
into drinking, there places providing alcohol
Oktoberfest has al festivities
and entertainment throughout the week.
Sphere Entertainment. For the railway buff,
The Free Ride bus campaign
school. “It’s the
will be running again for the 14th
spirited since the
80 kilometres of
They only returned when was time to hand over the
the year. it
idea to hold the contest at
really excited about
can join (CSI)
(Queensmount Arena) for good times. Tickets are $10 and there are free bus rides from and to residence.
may vary from
the other interprets the opposite role. Anyone can enter but the
The Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere (R.I.D.E) program
team must perform a
skit or a tal-
to the contest is $1
or a can of food. All proceeds go
the Food Bank. “Hopefully there will be a big turnout," he
According to Miller, there will be prizes. Nothing was official as of press time, but he was looking into a keg party as the main prize. “Whatever it is it will be something good, not Blue Jays tickets or something like that.”
On weekends, you
the bus for free to get from bars to halls or hotels.
and runner-up is Deanna Beatty. There are many events to lake in for but nine days, just in
Students enter the contest as a team. One student interprets one role, either male or female, and
in Ontario. Offers at participating
crown.” This year’s Miss Oktoberfest ambassador is Melissa Melnychuk,
Conestoga students there are two events the college has set up to
At participating McDonald's Restaurants
Designated drivers can register at local festhallen to enjoy “tree Pepsi” while in the hall. They will also be eligible to win valuable prizes in a draw at the end of the
Conestoga. It used to be an event
Kitchener-Waterloo. “Before, we had people from the United States winning and then disappearing for
CSI, came up with
The Pepsi Designated Driver Program will be in place again.
said Willcox with obvious enthu-
•Not valid with any other
ing the opening ceremonies. New rules also stated Miss Oktoberfest
event will take place in
Jacobs. “The engine they will be using was manufactured in 1923,”
3 rather than a televised event dur-
the clubs have festivities running throughout the week. Buttinger
Oct. 15, CSI will be holding a cross-dressing contest. Ethan Miller, vice-president of
Another change this year is the Miss Oktoberfest contest. It was held before the festivities on Oct.
The Maypole, dedicated to the memory of Fred Buttinger in 1998, lists the five German-Canadian clubs in Kitchener-Waterloo. All of
the Sanctuary this year. At
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
The Hans Haus has all the information you need to celebrate 17 Benton Oktoberfest. Visit the official festival headquarters at
this year Central Railway
the St. Thomas will be conducting steam-engine tours on a daily basis from the old
was a longtime supporter
the younger crowd. College and
Concordia Club, a GermanCanadian club on Ottawa Street in Kitchener, opened its doors to the
Oktoberfest is nine days of good drinking and good eating. Main a year include this events
than 20 festhallen (banquet halls) and 45 family and cultural events. festival It is the largest Bavarian
Whichever event or festivity you plan to take part in during Oktoberfest, officials have made sure there will be programs in place for people to get home safely after a night of partying.
available in area hotels and
be in effect as well. Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest will be providing the financial the with assist to support Waterloo Regional Police and OPP program. The 8,000 to 10,000 drivers stopped by the R.I.D.E program who successfully pass through the process will receive a booklet packed with gifts and discount coupons.
As with every year, the commucome together for this huge event. “The festival has become the focus point for nity has
said Kitchener-Waterloo,” Willcox. “We’re very proud of our festival. We look forward to it
each year and we are constantly looking for ways to improve.”
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Whether hail, rain or shine, Wonderland still wonderful By
do?”’ Brock said. “That’s where get our ideas from.”
of the Canada’s Wonderland trip because their event-planning rela-
Residence’s next outing will be
tionship did not happen until after
we Rain and hail didn’t stop Conestoga students from having fun by going on rides and playing games on Oct. 3. Fifty-one students from the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre loaded into a school bus and made the one-hour bus trip to Paramount Canada’s Wonderland north of Toronto. Resident adviser Debbie Brock,
ping for the day in Toronto. Conestoga Students Incorporated (CS1) has a lot of events planned throughout October for Oktoberfesl and Halloween so res-
21, a third-year special studies stu-
bly cover the cost of the bus to
the Canada’s and the Niagara Falls casino and tour trip on Sept. 23. Brock said the outing went well dent,
be able to go Christmas shop-
trying not to overlap their
Toronto for the shopping trip now that CSI and residence have created a working relationship to help each other promote and fund events. CSI did not assist in the funding
the field trip
was organized and
advertised by residence.
Brock said they may consider planning an outing to a Chuck E.
Cheese restaurant “I’m trying
in the future.
to plan a
Cheese event. From what I heard on the bus on the way there, everybody seemed to want that,” she said. Other residences such as Seneca College also went to Canada’s Wonderland for its second-last weekend before the park closes. “I’m really proud of what Conestoga showed (on the trip). We had a really good time.”
“Other than the cold, everybody had a lot of fun from what I heard,” Brock said.
9 a.m. with students entering the amusement park just after 10 a.m. From the $30 students had to pay to go on the trip, $22 went toward the ticket to enter the park and $8 for the bus. Residence received a cheap group rate from Canada’s Wonderland because it is close to at
park on Thanksgiving. The weather changed continuously during the afternoon with students
mates from sun, cold winds, rain, to even hail. There were no major problems on (Photo by Carta Kowatyk)
about as heavy as boy struggles with a pumpkin that is put people in the Halloween him. The recent cold fall weather has
the trip, with the exception of some students attempting to bring beer through the park’s gates. The beer was confiscated by park security
with students facing no penalties. The idea for a Canada’s Wonderland residence trip happened during a resident adviser
when advisers were trying to discuss what events they
hstens% Conestoga College Class Rings
could offer residents. Brock said a lot of the ideas for advisers trips come from what the time. spare their like to do in
we ‘What do we
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Marriage An By
ads that run across the United States. She also created her own website where she receives a
hourly rate or a
same-sex wedding planner from Waterloo and a mar-
has become a hot
topic to Canadians since
really should be
ization in June.
unique,” Isber said. “It’s basically
the country have editorial sections
have a party.’” Isber, an event and wedding plan-
with comments from readers
either agreeing or disagreeing with
the sanctity of same-sex marriage.
more than 20 years, was news when the
upfront with an agreement
ments are made.
the old-fashioned way.
reached before wedding arrange-
Conestoga College, doesn’t plan her weddings teacher
www.askhimtobeyourwife.com. Like most other.wedding planners, Isber charges an foreign business at
eould be the best gift idea to give guests at a beautiful wedding.
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expert’s guide to planning a
The Kama Sutra may be someyou find in a sex shop, but to same-sex wedding planner, it
the 21st century
The churches have
excited to hear the
Ontario Court of Appeal rewrote
alive with the issue also, Isber said,
Canada’s marriage laws on June 10, redefining marriage as “the voluntary union for life of two persons exclusion of others.” the to Previously, marriage was legally defined as strictly a union between
need rights and we’re
Waterloo from Houston, Tex., in 2001. She began planning same-sex weddings in July and has already planned four weddings with seven more planned
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
Gay Isber, marketing teacher at Conestoga who organizes gay marriage ceremonies. marine life. designed a also has Isber Renaissance fair-themed wedding for 50 guests at a hotel at Niagarainterest in
between now and Christmas. Personal tastes are very important when designing what the couple wants for their wedding. Isber asks
on-the-Lake with fortune tellers, jugglers and a balloon hat maker. “It was very interesting, they
wide range of questions such as what their favourite movies, restaurants, and time periods are to determine what type of wedding to a
They were the two kings,” Isber said. Her favourite themed wedding so far was a tequitablela rodeo, with cowboy plaid
of the gay weddings as more of an event, more of a celebratration, than being the very staged, “I think
come alone to consultations without family members, unlike heterosexual couples.
weddings with special twists to them to make them extra memorable
two men or two wed. She prides herself
on the smallest details she brings to weddings, saying it’s the small things that
comes to location, Isber make Niagara Falls the
gay honeymoon capital of the world because of the sights and scenery it has to offer newlyweds. Niagara Falls offers so much for different tastes with the natural falls, the butterfly conservatory, parks, restaurants, stores, wineries, carriage rides and five-star hotels.
Isber points out Niagara Falls conveniently close to the is
United States for Americans
hay on the chairs and ban-
dana napkins that guests got to take home. Dinner included barbecue
Normally the mother or motherin-law also have a big say in how the weddings are planned, depending on “if mama’s still involved, Gay couples more Isber said.
a really sad thing
because marriages 100 years ago don’t look like the marriages, today,” Isber said. “Marriages were about women being basically sold to men.” Isber compares the dispute about not allowing equal
Isber said. Isber
grounds of marriage.
a human-rights issue.
many churches debating
“Niagara Falls has such a history and nostalgia of being such a romantic place," Isber said.
Most recently, Isber designed an ^wuatic-themed wedding at the ^Pharium at Marineland in Niagara Falls. The couple shared an avid
chicken with recipes that Isber got
from restaurants back home in Houston and a country and western band as entertainment to make the western theme more authentic. “The wedding co-ordinates from the beginning to the end. It makes it look a bit fancier,” Isber said. puts Martha Stewart to shame.”
Since Isber has started specializing in same-sex weddings, she has received a lot of public attention.
Diane Sawyer from
contacted Isber to
develop a news piece about samesex weddings in Canada. The segment will feature a double gay wedding between two
women who plans to
men and two
are best friends. Isber
wedding the most
lavish and out of the ordinary yet. “We haven’t really pulled out all letthe stops yet, but they’re really Isber thing, own my do me ting
going to be really wild,
especially for TV. The couples getting married are
of the only
come up with all these hoops to make it more hoopla, more personal, more interesting and special for
“I think of the gay weddings as more of an event, more of a
them,” she said. Isber said a same-sex wedding planner is also more challenging because she is working to find a
celebration, than being
the very staged,
people are about making their wedding day just perfect and she is dedicated to making everything run
smoothly from the wedding tions to breakfast in bed on the invita-
same-sex wedding planner putting together a gay
there are for a traditional hetero-
honeymoon. “They’ve waited a really long time and I want to do it right so they have good memories.
sexual wedding, from sending invi-
to get married
wedding vows. a “It’s actually more work than regular wedding because you have to
Isber advertises her business in Toronto publications and has 15
tations to the
as advanced as it is today. Isber said she has heard every-
imaginable from anti-gay who are disgusted with
what she does as a profession. “With everybody that’s anti-gay, I hear the same thing: I can t imagine two men having sex. But really, can you imagine your mother and father having sex?” Isber said. “It s the exact same thing, but we just
don’t want to think about anybody having sex but ourselves.” Isber said she thinks in another 20 years the controversy over gay
marriage will be “passe. “Get over it. Let’s move on.
a gay publication. Isber
known for throwing lavish, unusual events, she said many of taken in the same preparations are
at the CSI office
the -SanctuaryBuses depart directly from the College in
own a gay men's resort Springs, Calif., while the
on suspects the piece will be aired Isber in the spring. Although
She said if there before 1916. wasn’t change, society wouldn’t be
the United States.
have felt before they were given any rights, such as how they didn’t have the right to vote
The two men in Palm women, commitment had a already who have ceremony and are now making it
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a year on your electricity
long as you have a south-facing
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Also cities are where the most power is needed and that may make solar power a better bet. “I think wind and solar power go hand-in-hand in the future of power
“People started to realize
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also said that solar
a far bet-
urban environments. “The chances of a blade falling
ter bet for
off (a windmill) and hitting
and solar power go hand-in-hand in the future of power
one are pretty slim, but there’s a chance.” (Photo by Darren Smith)
Canadian Forces take aim
Elzinga said that makes
cult to get insurance for an electric-
ity-generating windmill in the mid-
Sgt. Scott Smith, senior recruiter for the
Waterloo Wellington area, talks with graphic design professor Vince Sowa. The Canadian Forces come to at Conestoga the first Thursday of every month.
dle of large city. Also, the size and noise are problems.
country the size of Canada has a lot of open space for windmills.
Solar panels provide 25 to 75 per cent of the total electricity for a house. It’s difficult to
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(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
This Edward Schleimer piece called Passionate Shepard
Schleimer’s exhibit runs
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
and curator of the Homer Watson House and Gallery, admires a pastel painting by Edward Schleimer called Beyond Trepidation, which reflects Schleimer’s themes of working through conflicts in himself and society. Faith Hieblinger, director
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Gallery’s display haunting By JENNIFER
of an average student
generally involves a combination
displays paintings dealing with issues of
and anger at
of school, work, television, sports
The Homer Watson House and
and going out
to the bar with friends; however, students should
The Waterloo region
Students are encouraged to go
through the gallery’s haunted house on Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m.; however, visitors should be wary
and students don't even have to go out of their way to find House and it. The Homer Watson from minutes few a only is Gallery
because the rumours is
wide variety of programs, ghosts and even the occasional nude painter, there is never a dull
that the house
haunted are true. There have been some interesting happenings in the past through
seances and visitors actually seeing ghosts in the house. Wilfrid Laurier University professors claim there are six ghosts residing in the
gallery’s current exhibit by
The Edward Schleimer, a
captivating and truly worth
gallery, said Hieblinger.
a trip to the gallery to see.
Through various media, including pastels, woodcuts and sculptures. Schleimer expresses the exhibit’s theme: mankind reconciles
not only for art enthusinumber of special events
“They’re not bad ghosts though, she said. “We kind of like them.” The gallery’s annual Christmas
sale will take place
16 to Dec. 14. This show gives a variety of local artists the chance to display and sell their work for a
unique gift that is cheap but also of a high value,” said Hieblinger. Students are also welcome to par-
reasonable price, usually between $100 and $150. They’re all original works, so if students are looking for Christmas gifts this is always a good opportu-
ticipate in the
Kate Macpherson, the development officer. Students can also get a head start on their Christmas shopping at the
be held on Nov. 16 from
In addition to enjoying a live jazz band and hors d' oeuvres, the auction will offer a wide variety of
other items, including theatre tick-
colours to photography and papier
mache. There are programs for all age groups, including teens and adults, said
you would be interested
“The way the auction works is you can often pick up a good.
To find out more about these and other programs, visit the gallery’s website at www.homerwatson.on.ca. The gallery has housed some
noteworthy exhibits in the past. For instance, rock star Pori
at the gallery. These classes range in topic from drawing and water-
of the Cure displayed his paintings there last year.
relevant for it
The Homer Watson House and Old Mill Rd:, is
Gallery, at 1754 the
homestead of Homer Watson,
one of Canada’s first internationally acclaimed artists. His works can also be found in the National Gallery in Ottawa and the Art Gallery of Ontario
are not particuart,
can drop into historic complete with period furniture, and even watch demonstrations
loo. on. ca/doon.
those wishing to experience
goes, she said.
gallery exhibits the
weeks and vary widely
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
Exhibitions change eight
Square, but the
This exhibit runs until Nov.
often performs at
does vary. Magician David Copperfield will perform tricks on Oct. 20 and singer Jann
"I really think he's
willing to take tar
Scenes from My Dock. ha\e been fair. For a complete events schedule go to ww w.waterloost-
Schleimer deals with the issues ot violence and anger and working through them. He also focuses on step
another alternative lor
resion has to offer. Reviews from the Waterloo Stage Theatre s new
dealing with that,"
more about the crosswww.region. Water-
“They are going to choose what road to go down, and 1 think that
and curator of the
“We had a high school group through that day and they thought it was an amazing place to be,” she
deals with socie-
are going to
recreated rural village from 1914. Here is also close to the school.
and where it should go from here. Young people are at a crossroads in society and they are the
white smock while he worked, but it was extremely see-
“He preferred to work in the nude,” she said. He ended up agreeing to wear a
He even came over from England and finished some of his artwork at gallery however, the house, employees were shocked by the way he painted, said Hieblinger.
The Homer Watson House and Conestoga College.
a popular gallery
Rd., only minutes from
Arden will be coming in February. To find out more about the Centre in the Square go to www.centresquare.com.
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â€” SPOKE, October
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‘Mexico’ delivers B-movie expectations By DIANA O’NEILL
Depp’s acting, on the other hand, brilliant and achieved with such ease that it is what holds the movie
hair as Mariachi. Playing the gui-
“Are you a Mexican, or are you a Mexi-can’t?” asks corrupt CIA agent Sands, played by Johnny
Robert Rodriguez can.
the icon status of his
familiar to his underrated role as
most of his screen time consists of smoky-eyed looks and pelvic-thrusting guitar jams.
Hunter S. Thompson in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, his mini-
mal approach as the oddball out-
Sands’ bizarre behaviour
Antonio Banderas be the
didn’t revel in his
Mariachi trilogy with Once
a fascist general
all, the movie is a step up from Rodriguez’s previous efforts, without selling out Hollywood style. He still manages to create an epic B-movie masterpiece reserved only for a megaplex screen. Once
and a eagerly
Mexico. The movie, which opened in September, continued where Desperado left off in 1995
confirmation of the jaded relation-
packed movie would be complete
ship between the
1992’s El Mariachi.
course no big-budget action-
the difference in budgets.
skills aren’t put to use, in
her gorgeous hips and
Salma Hayek, whose performance lips,
Mariachi’s sexy senorita.
with his luscious, silky Fabio-like
a film of
intense action scenes, pseudo-fan-
without the token love interest.
Banderas shares the spotlight
Although the elaborate plot lines it's not hard to spot
are the same,
willing to help, as well as a grue-
movie, including a staged
Rodriguez has returned after his mainstream success with the Spy Kids series to finish off his
His obsession escalates: if it’s up to his standards, he is obliged to kill the cook, citing that we must only keep aiming at pure greatness and never really
evident as he tries the
filmed, directed, wrote, produced,
scored and “chopped” the movie.
crowd over with
of the audience
opening credits. Don’t be offended by his indulgent nature; he doesn't
Playing another quirky
and sarcastic character vaguely
scene that filmmaker
lines and even less Banderas is out to Mexico’s pride. He
characters and exaggerated shots
of staged fights frozen in time.
And Rodriguez admit
(Photo by Bryan Martin)
Conestoga College, sets up lights that has been donated in the new television studio at the college one day have a small to hopes college by CKCO TV Oct. 2. The
Last year, a
pacemaker implant saved Max’s ,\wc hr
tprnd i»kw nine uitt
(Photo by Diana O’Neill)
chills out with students Ethan Miller (on pool table), vice-president of CSI activities,
the Santuary. PU>CW<* give to
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times. If you do not have one of these you will not be
granted access into the Recreation Centre without
purchasing a day pass. Thank
you for your co-operation.
DROP BY THE RECREATION CENTRE TODAY AND TAKE PART IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
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— SPOKE, October
Thursday takes political
with By TIM
With intense guitar riffs and screams, Thursday has released a new album titled War All
in basements and garages. They have since grown in popularity, and now travel the United States and Canada, including an upcoming November show in Toronto with
The New Jersey hardcore punk band Thursday doesn’t disappoint
including Waiting, Full Collapse
and now War All the Time. Their new album takes on
the listener with
The band has released
backed by in-depth
War Time and This Song Brought to You by a Falling Bomb. A thinly veiled commentary on the cal aspects, especially in songs
the sun doesn’t rise
American war on terrorism dent in such lyrics as
Hot Water Music and One
Line Drawing, started as a close group of friends who played shows
shadow of the New York skyline, we grew up too fast, time
now Geoff Rickly captures your attention from the very first song. For the Workforce Drowning, a commentary on life as a nine-to-five office employee. He pulls you in for the duration of the 11 -track album produced by independent label Victory Records. Thursday, who have played with well-known alternative bands Vocalist
we’re falling like the ashes of
flags; If the
sun doesn't with an H-
If you’re finding yourself in
of a band with a bit more substance and diversity than your average
David Gale provides
consider adding a Thursday
CD to your collection. The new album can be found
major record stores, and for more information on the band, check them out at
insight into activist’s
The Life of David Gale, based on a true story,
not your ordinary
on Death Row. Starring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey, it’s a movie that will tear at your beliefs with its riveting ending. Directed by Alan Parker,
events as they unfold are
movie released on month is a must-see
character describes each incident with the utmost mysterious
descriptions and voice.
in his tracks
asks him to indwiduixl in
who he can prove was He has nothing to say.
While the movie begins
save-the-innocent-guy-ondeath-row flick, it soon becomes it
leads itself to be.
Truth! Power! Lust! Fantasy! and Desire!, pop up on the screen
between each scene,
Winslet’s character, on the other hand, lacks realism and her acting
story only days before he’s scheduled to be executed.
Gale, a Texas college professor,
upside-down accused of rape,
in a web of alcoholism and is charged with the murder of a friend and death penalty abolitionist played by
Laura Linney. The majority of
David Gale of course be saved by the
to think the “innocent”
young, talented big-city journalist. But as the movie develops, what
seem evident becomes
away from the hard-headed Bloom is supposed to rep-
finds his life turning
Gale, also a death penalty abolidevotes his life to his fami-
teaching and political beliefs
renting for those
During one scene he’s involved in
Is Gale innocent after all? Who committed the murder? And most important of all, what makes Gale different from everybody else who claims their innocence while on Death Row. The answers will shock you. This is definitely a movie worth
governor of Texas about the death
understand or cope with political beliefs.
Last vear, a
struggle to life
The Life of David
pacemaker implant saved Max’s life. Skne he can spend mare time with
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
movements. The movie also features Titanic star Kate Winslet as big-city journalist Bitsey Bloom. Bloom, through the request of Gale (Spacey), is chosen to cover his
Spacey’s performance becomes the foundation of the movie as his
involved or interested in political
truth for herself.
when the governor name one executed
Mississippi Burning in 1988 and
Gale retells his story to Bloom in the hopes that she figures out the
With cold weather arriving many animals, including this squirrel, are gathering food to prepare for winter. This squirrel was found searching for food along the pathway between Door 5 and the Student Client Services building of Conestoga College.
NKAM Please give to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
Tribute honours Lightfoot By JASON MIDDLETON
Libra September 23 October 22
People are acting clannish and emotional. Don’t join the crowd.
Lightfoot’s 19-album career.
headliners of the album,
very strong right now, but
The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith and Bruce Cockburn
Now is the time to
not understand your feelings.
emotions overpower you
and don't judge others too harshly. Patience wins in the end.
Canadian lineup. Leading off the album are the
Friends and co-workers
an almost exclu-
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Week of October 14-17
songs and one original song by artists who were influenced by
their distorted guitar
sound to the The Way I Feel, the second track is a funky version of the Lightfoot classic.
Things are not what they seem.
Reinforce your beliefs with facts
and demand the same of others.
Beware of deception and
what seems like a visit back to Winchester reworked the song and features a funky guitar riff coupled with a synthesizer background noise that make the lisIn
the ’80s Jesse
You’ve been busy helping
Keep your own goals foremost in your mind. Friends will show their true colours. Be on the lookout for
Keep your emotions
tener appreciate the original ver-
1968 song Black Day
ing from the rafters.
sion of the song.
Both Sexsmith and Cockburn, each masterful songwriters themselves, manage to recreate a sound similar to Lightfoot in each of their
Cockburn recorded his version of Ribbon of Darkness on the porch of a studio with microphones hang-
Blue Rodeo offers the album’s
in July emits
next shining star with their per-
while expressing his opinion in one
formance of the song Go Go Round. While keeping with the blueprint of the song, the band manages to
of his rare political songs. The Hip
style to renovate the sound.
The Tragically Hip’s cover of
imagery of a race
ing the listener think of the incident
a modern-day context.
By KATE BATTLER Billy Talent, the
new punk group
from Toronto, is lighting up the airwaves with their revved up sound that has set the music world talking.
The new the quartet
a one of those albums
to turn off.
in on vocals, it for a great mix.ture of sounds.
drummer coming makes The
sung with such passion can’t help but feel
personal growth you
Try Honesty is about a person being abused and neglected by their father and the band does an amazing job of making you feel for
The lyric “Sew up my eyes, need no more. In our game, there is no score,” makes you realize the pain this person is going through. The song Standing in the Rain is also a very edgy, catchy song that has a much deeper meaning to it.
needs to and, with everyone but the
in-addicted prostitute almost from
Say what you
and admit mistakes. Enthusiasm and self-assurance bring results.
a first-person perspective. The lyrics of the song give you a look
inside her head. is full
more mellow but
disappointment get in
way of your
Beware of overindulgence and depression. Jealously clouds reason.
fylf' Jp 'A,
of more songs
the story of a hero-
get a point
across with a mixture of passion
The songs and
the person in the song.
will be linked to
November 22 December 21
Benjamin is Kowalewicz on vocals, Ian D’Sa on guitar and vocals, Jonathan Gallant on bass guitar and vocals and Aaron Solowoniuk on drums. Kowalewicz’s screamo style of singing is in your face and aggressive but hits you in all the spots it Talent
Honestly, try this
destruction that follow while
lyrics Billy Talent
have produced for their
be released by a record label makes you just want for more.
make you conform. Reverse the
right to express yourself as
choose. Repaid loans or a
source of income are
new punk and Good Charlotte and Bowling for Soup just aren’t cutting it, then go pick If
you’re looking a to
Competition brings out the best
Learn the virtues of self-discipline and teamwork. Others try to
Don’t be afraid to ask
questions. Apologies are in
and a promotion
January 20 February 18
up a copy of the new Billy Talent album. It’s well worth a listen.
Your keen imagination helps you achieve independence. Cultivate
you have many.
company of those who
Emotions run high. Let go of situations that no longer concern
some time and money
on the things that make you
truly care about you.
new Spoke Online
a time of optimism and
hope. You have a chance
over in long-standing situations.
Beware of pride; aim
To soothe disagreements look
August 23 September 22
(Photo by Carla Kowatyk)
looks over her choice of pumpkins in a local pumpkin are scambling patch. With Halloween around the corner people
to get the best
Seek new options mobilize your
growth and Stay firmly
within ethical boundaries when you act and don’t be too aggressive.
realize that people can
a conservative middle-of-the-road
change. The greatest obstacle to
ation and innovation.
who dabbles with astrology' and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.
â€” SPOKE, October