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FEATURE

13

Tuesday, October 14, 2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

35th Year

— No. 6

False permits could lead to expulsion By

DARREN SMITH

from doing patrols

that protect the

property of students,” said Hunter.

He

Fraudulent parking permits continue to be a

year

for

problem

security

for another

services

at

Conestoga. Last year 40 forged parking permits were discovered and the stu-

said in the near future securi-

would be towing these

ty

away

cars

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-

illegal

parking and wants students to

duct.

know

this

A1 Hunter, chief of Conestoga security,

said

investigating

the

type of parking violation

a criminal offence and

is

may

also

put their academic career at risk.

problem of duplicate parking permits required a month's time for

“We’ll

security resources last year.

As a

vehicle

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)

student.”

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

dents

who have

He compares

He

students look

"We’re not looking

Hunter doesn’t

called

that

list

we were

while

where accommodate

“I've not seen a year yet

all

not able to

our students,” said Hunter.

Bursary deadline nears By KRISTEN

MCMURPHY

also considered.

The The deadline

approaching for students to apply for the Conestoga College Student Assistance Fund. According to the information on is

the application, the

was created

sary

CCSAF

bur-

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

and

in financial

program

when making considerations

for

recipients of the award, including

ai

®)e

dent'

is

size, exceptional

expenses

number of courses

are

available

to

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

CCSAF

application

mail during the

need.

Several factors will be looked at

fatmh

bursaries

results

week of Dec.

via 8.

and successful applicants will be able to pick up their award beginning Jan. 26, 2004. Applications are available

the stu-

financial

taking. Other criteria are

services.

aid

office

or

classes.

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.

this

others will have to use daily and

“Enforcement costs increased and security staff

Kast

from

attribute

on the waiting

won

go on breaks

at the

student

with students

any Coca-Cola product. “The scratch card items to be

Conestoga

to

hit

bottle of

College's student body, the cafeteria is the place to

people are being

weekly parking.

kept

more

for designated parking places.

said

CARLA KOWALYK

According

that way.

to solve

type of crime to the long waiting

and with any theft the cost is always passed on to the consumers. is

By

at this

but stress-

eliminating the problem.”

at

He

are

it

Cafeteria events big

of these,” said Hunter, “but looking

stu-

lifting

game

es security doesn’t see

list

crime to shop-

some

said

type of crime as a

is

it

paid for parking.

this

“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

said.

$500

sports bag or a

credit

on a

MasterCard are up for grabs.” Christa Campbell, a. seeondadministration

business

year

management thinks

that

studies

with

student, the

all

events

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-

card.

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

why

sons

breaks “I

she thinks the cafeteria

good place

a

is

is

go on lunch

the food.

atmosphere of the

like the

cafeteria

to

when

it’s full

of people,"

“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

20-year-old said.

room

called the Blue

Room.

First-year pre-service firefighting student Karl Stickney agrees the cafeteria

is

a place to relax

and grab some food. “Their prices are good and their is great," the 20-year-old

sendee said.

However, Stickney did have one suggestion.

"They need

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

4.

choose from.

“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

supper.”

However, VandeVen did

like

one thing about the cafeteria's food. "I

do

their

like

though. There

is

salad

bar,

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

food

is

just fine the

way

it is.

“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."

teria


— September

Page 2

News

2003

14,

Elmira

NHL

Heatley suffered a broken jaw and in his right knee.

By JASON SMITH

two tom ligaments Elmira’s 5,

Dan Snyder

He

died on Oct.

in a tragic one-vehicle crash

with Atlanta Thrashers teammate

Dany

Heatley.

Snyder, a centre for the

is

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.

massive brain

sustaining

after

damage

in hospital

player dies

NHL team,

Snyder’s

After

death,

Atlanta

10 goals and four assists in 36 games and had a

total

of 16 points

NHL career. He 49 games. The rugged,

(1

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

first

ger in a Ferrari driven by Heatley

bargain of second-degree vehicular

Rangers

He was

Police said Snyder

when

25.

slammed

the vehicle

into a

Dan Snyder

homicide may latter charge

(Internet photo)

wrought-iron fence on Sept. 31.

The impact of both

men from

the crash ejected

the car and split the

vehicle in half.

The a misdemeanour

also be accepted. is

the

offence.

upon

National

Snyder, a relative youngster in the

Hockey

League,

was

his

of

NHL

NHL.com

Dan

We

us.

feel

amount of pain

a tremendous

as an organization

and extend our deepest sympathies

Hockey League’s in

of

all

minor leagues where he won

Turner Cup with Orlando

statement

“Dan was a teammate and friend to

of his pro career was spent

the International

a

the tragic loss.

Blackburn on March 23, 2002.

Much

released

from the Thrashers on the night of the young centre’s death saying the franchise was deeply saddened by

2001 against

goaltender

and

the

points.

debut with the

3,

with

and racked up an impressive 345

1999.

6,

Ottawa Senators and scored his NHL goal against the New York

in the

Snyder underwent surgery for a depressed skull fracture immediately arrival at the Atlanta hospital.

He made

in his

total

forward signed

gritty

with the Thrashers on July

police updated the charge to

consciousness.

G, 5 A)

1

played in a

Cup

Calder

the

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-

first-

and

expected to be a key component of this year’s Thrashers team. He had

2000-01

to his family.”

Survivor workshop

success

students

for

By Mike Wilson could see a doctor anywhere city

Room

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,

from station

writing down two things they learned in each presentation. Harry Xie learned something at the seminar. He got harassing

phone

when he

calls

Canada and

called

came to 911. Now,

first

from

presentation

(Photo by Valentina Rapoport)

Got First-year general business student

Sanctuary, Oct.

Game?

Tony Saenjdala

kills

some

time by playing pool

in

the

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

4.

health care. “I

knew

I

could go to the health

office for free, but

Theft

still

Two attempted By JENNIFER

MENDONCA

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

Sept.

cle theft

10:30 p.m. “The predator was off by

ing lots.

is

on

insurance agent

A

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.

lots

where

at Allstate. is

a catch.

we

remote areas

do the most and then cover

will

first,

the rest of the school.”

So, what

if it is

your car stolen?

By CARRIE HOTO It’s

time for another election. this vote is only for

However, Conestoga

On

is

all

you

would

Oct.

ance. “It may vary between insurance companies but our coverage is $1,500 unless you purchase addi-

tional coverage for a

more expen-

a

sixth-semester nursing student, would start out her presentations on healthy eating by asking a ran-

dom

student,

“What

did you eat

for breakfast?”

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-

the

This year there will vice-president of

seats.

13; the

Falconer.

Students with the most votes will

become

In past years there have been 18

board

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

members

at large for the

year.

“They (members

at large)

provide

This year

all

seats will be

open

“I’m looking forward students having

more

having

to

ideas

bounce off of each other and

They provide framework and longterm planning,” said CSI President

first

“The

full-time

staff (at

CSI)

is

responsible to carry out the vision

developed by the board.” eligible

to

run,

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

Room 2B10

said.

students,”

Falconer

visions of the board will be by CSI over a specified

carried out

period of time.

ensuring there’s a long-term

plan (for the student association).” There will be another election in February.

begin

average.

extension 3357 or visit them in

time ever having a long-term

“It’s

students

to

for the

vision,” Falconer said.

The

Justin Falconer.

to

anyone.

strategic vision for the corporation.

Students are encouraged to review their own insurance policy. If you see any suspicious behav-

of the main building.

often

Charmaine Shivdyal,

communications has been eliminat-

for

This year 10 students are running

To be

sive system.”

The presentations were interactive.

the

vote

to

2003-04 academic

your car has a great stereo system, McMahon warns it may not be fully covered under insur-

avoiding disease

20 scholars have the

for six seats.

that

sex.

only be

students.

(CSI) board of directors.

only $5,000,

and safe

The board of

you pay $10,000 for a car and it is stolen and the market is

eating,

teer positions.

today. “If

did presentations on

healthy

new board members

Conestoga Students Incorporated

receive.”

are

I

what the car would be worth

If

year plan, said Hunter. “Because the cameras

know

opportunity

then

“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-

didn’t

will not receive what you paid for the car; you will receive

You

value of that car

Chief ofsecurity

expensive

wings. Currently there are no security

Mark McMahon,

Unfortunately, there

foot,”

place

covered, said

I

who

dents,

Students get to choose

you carry comprehensive insurance coverage the theft of the car

If

a student after setting off

said Hunter.

the recent reports

Hunter said the college plans to install more cameras in the park-

Al Hunter, frightened

the car’s alarm and fled

B

among

vehicle thefts

More attempted thefts have occurred on the Doon campus of

On

plagues students

in the

and pay later,” said Xie. Health and safety was a big part

Survivor Conestoga, a workshop students to help international

The

May

directors term will

1.

“This will be the long board.

first

Come May

be elected for the year.”

of a year1,

you

will


.

News

SPOKE, October

2003

14,

CSI pushes safe student By JEFF

— Page 3

life

HEUCHERT safest alternative to other drugs.

"This

where

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

OK

it's

the

The third part to was safe sex, and

he warned.

He

programmer Jody

that

in relation to

college atmosphere, and

pills

is

convince everybody

it’s

wear a condom, and

garbage

the

for stu-

ably the homiest students

He

“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

to

say

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

from AIDS.

He said it wasn't a matter of you'd get caught driving drunk, but only a matter of when.

drive.

He

said he thinks

it’s

if

He

also

told

students

ways

that the

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

was necessary.

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

in

the Sanctuary Oct.1. because they’re the top source when

stage.

throwing up or to the point when

it

students about drinking excessive-

he kept the atmosphere

light-

hearted.

"Once your

liquored, once you’re

me you can't anymore drunk,” he joked.

drunk, believe

He

also explained that

most

get

dents are considered binge drinkers

Message By CHRISTINA

they cannot

BRAMBURGER

remember

college

said

students

things.

He

could

drinking

interfere

responsibilities such as

He

work on

with

making

it

to

comes

to

When

Andruszkiewicz discussed

important message was, “Whatever

your body is your business, and your business only.”

you put

into

Throughout

much of his information from Alcoholics Anonymous

presentation

the

Andruszkiewicz asked the audience to

and admit

participate

“We've also known marijuana as being cut or laced with rat poi-

to trying

“It

doesn't surprise

may

me

you do take drugs, you better be prepared to pay the consequences, which may ultimately

dents in the Sanctuary were rude

Oct.

be death.

deserved.

changed the reality of one student, then it would be worthMiller, while.” said Ethan Conestoga Students Incorporated

they to

drive

home

the

fact that if

“We’ve also known marijuana as being cut or

of student

vice-president

laced with

rat poison.”

Const. Pete Barbuto.

During Barbuto's presentation

some audience members shouted out jokes and it was obvious few people were taking it seriHe

tried

Waterloo police

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,

1

pill

is

not cut or laced

something. Barbuto said B )ter a video on the side-effects of the drug ecstasy, also known as E.

He

is

many

admit

part, students

were willing

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

to

do

it

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,

it.

As with

them how

presentation,

but only as

the

students yelled out jokes,

laughing and generally

felt stu-

and did not give him the respect he did not have a captive audi-

ence, Miller said. "It

was

could

a dark

room and people without

anything

yell

accountability.”

not think students

maliciously

try

were

ing to promote dings

students just it

thought of

without think-

ing. “It's appalling,

though,

isn't it?”

said Miller.

feels the only

sage

to

most

teach

lot

audience members

Many

in.

'vith

Some

something and said

Other drugs Barbuto discussed hard to get through to

harder drags such as cocaine, and for

let’s

safely.”

or slander Barbuto.

people the dangers of drags by

sure that

be naive to a

He does

activities.

ously.

because

stuff out there.”

He

it

(CSI)

that,”

because of the

son.”

“If

do

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

among crowd

lost He wanted

drags such as marijuana, and even the

drug use with the students his most

time.

said he gets

and alcohol

alcohol

awareness trends.

binge drink

more than anyone else in tire world. He also warned students that

class or stu-

anything that

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.

“So

because they drink to the point of

ly,

important

students to not get

students learned to block that mes-

recovery position with a student on

While Andruszkiewicz warned

tells

will ruin their time in college.

to

position

CSI

sick, or pregnant, or

to

drink responsibly.

was

Ontario.

also

sex.

students

all

in

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

to

“What will ruin the sensation is when you have to take penicillin

dents expecting a traditional “don’t

hear

to

sation.

Andruszkiewicz discussed safe drinking on campus, recreational

the

OK

s

I

week.

“From

tried

it

how people think wearing a condom will ruin the sen-

said

The presentation was part of Conestoga's Alcohol Awareness

drug use and sex,

the presentation

“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.

to

at the strut he focused on discussing contraceptives.

With those words from Conestoga Students Incorporated events

He

use a drug, marijuana was the safest.

to get really

have sex with other students.”

(CSI)

wanted

making

light of the topic.

This was not typical of Barbuto's

Next

year,

dents to

w'hen

he would like stu-

know what

they

w'alk

in

is

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.

made a

of the

safe clubbing presentation

in

the

Drug and Alcohol Awareness Week,


Page 4

— SPOKE, October

14,

Commentary

2003

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

"So

who's

...

the board.

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

known

as a

man who

threatened journalism.

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

opinion are

we supposed to follow

city

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

now?" K

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

CanWest

controls a major

Dazed and confused by politicans

another.

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

Now, you

will often see an advertisement at the

ly-

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.

Even

CBC

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

series

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

member

making a

Much

Aimee

at the provincial

Waterloo Inn Sept. 30. And say, f agreed with him.

As

a

young

voter,

I

feel

I

must

it is

Opinion

my

party’s platforms.

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-

ary institutions.

By

the time he

candidate meeting held in the Sanctuary and the conference

realized he had

dug

his

it

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.

was

a feeling that

What

I

got

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

was too

Pam

own

same occurred

at the

30 debate for the KitchenerWaterloo riding. All seven candidates had their last chance to impress the community with their Sept.

Wilson

all-candidates meeting at the

difference.

the

grave,

late.

Wolf, representing the

NDP

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

As

1

sat

among

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.

the

my

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

to prisons.

times.

As

I

sat

among

the audience,

I

Being

it

these ordeals

And

first

I

the shot-for-shot feud

continued.

At the end of the

of students, including

session, inde-

inquisitive audiences.

heard a

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.

when he

that if students can’t afford the

Each candidate

lot

said it was no wonder young people don’t vote.

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14,

2003

— Page 5

Conestoga student wins $1 ,000 award By JAMES CLARK

PMAC,

A

management

program

at

Conestoga College has been awarded a $ ,000 bursary donated 1

by the central Ontario chapter of the Purchasing Management

Amy

Wrobcl won

Stewart. “Plus

gram and help

mark

.

offered during the

member of PMAC

will

one student

be able to

out.”

in their

blush.

I

just

Amy

subject and

I

enjoy the

really

didn't focus on

in trafficking. Transfreight a third-party logistics company

ensures efficient delivery of in

and out of manufactur-

mon-

She

said even though she is

it

is in

“It’s

text-

something

that

you can’t

may have

away. You

let

a certifi-

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

ber of

its 8,000 members. Conestoga College has the

to

membership

student

her

important to

still

cate

Canada

in

with approximately 70 members.

Sandra Stewart, president of the central Ontario chapter of the

time

Wrobel expects she

will

materials

PMAC

in the

course

mem-

a

and take the princi-

ples of buying course. largest

etary values.”

College

on her co-op in Cambridge,

Wrobel said any students

The

She said she did not expect to be winner of this year 's bursary. “It makes me blush” said just

currently

Transfreight

working is

slip

Wrobel,

the

the

“1

is

at

books.

bursary recipient

course was 76 per cent.

Wrobel.

organization

keep reviewing past notes and

I

year to be eligible for the bursary. in

the

co-osp term

and didn’t focus on monetary values.”

second

Wrobel’s overall mark

term

that

enjoy the subject

really

second year of the materials management program. Students must be a

a four-year pro-

is

makes me

“It

in

principles of buying

is

at least

it

money

She

this,

said

benefits

materials

course.

The course

this

the

offers.

ing facilities.

bursary

the

after achieving the highest

PMAC's

happy to do work very hard,”

are very

these students

(PMAC).

Association of Canada

the

“We

third-year student in the mate-

rials

said the organization feels

important to offer the bursary.

is

it

be a

life-

member of PMAC because

of

“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

(Photo by

Clark)

course.

thumbs down on

staff turns

James

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

‘terrible’ offer

Landslide vote by Conestoga support staff rejects management’s contract proposal by 91 per cent By PETR CIHAGEK

to

staff

reject

the

“We

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

“We're

thrilled,”

said

Lisa

Nequest. president of the Ontario

(were) expecting a landslide

mobilizer

Ed

Riehl,

who

union sent union day, urg-

them to rebuff the offer. Union stewards at Conestoga

the

This year, for the

OPSEU

years.

first

time

in 15

encouraged support

“With prices

Lisa Nequest,

by wearing reject-theoffer T-shirts and buttons. “They (union members) knew that it was a terrible offer and they

it's

Local 238 president

it

“The more

so high,"’ said Nequest. the rejection, the

“It's

more

power

bargaining

(the

team)

a ad tu Hi

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frightening;

negotiate that,

tract

bills

OPSEU

The bargaining team goes back Oct.

28,

management

According

cj

and such a

30.

After

make

anoth-

29,

will

to

to

Nequest, the con-

should be revised thoroughly.

it’s

difficult

(when you

to

get) such

number members and unfair when

also argues the

of sick days offered to is

insufficient

agement gets 130 sick days,” said Nequest. “We have asked for an increase of sick days.” Another big concern

its

compared to sick days of and management.

faculty

staff

they got offered would take

much away from “New drugs aren’t

too

covered and

it

could

sick days, faculty gets 20 and

man-

life

way

them. automatically

mean

the dif-

and death for a

family member,” she said about the

proposed drug plan. Other issues that made ask

its

members

were job

“Right now, support staff gets 10

that the

is

has no drug card. However, Nequest said the card support

ference between

small increases.”

have.”

er offer to be voted on.

Your

rising

hard to keep up,” said Nequest.

pay the

offer

rejected

OPSEU asked

said.

Management offered a wage increase of three per cent, but the union argues it is inadequate.

high.”

also

expressed their dissatisfaction with

95.5 per cent rejection.”

things

were met, she

for

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

ing

(OPSEU) Local 238. “Here at the college we have a 91 per cent rejection

None of the

management

offer.

OPSEU

to reject the vote

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work schedules,

vacation and post-retirement benefits.

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also talked about the differ-

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paper.

In his speech.

lution."

Drugs have played a

other substances.

times

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young life he has taken methamphetamine and

It

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“If

bad Christians,” said Hager. "If Jesus was here, would he be putting people in jail for the medical use of marijuana?”

three

“The chemicals coming out of the

magazine make

is

Steven Hager,

has dealt

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and

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with skepticism from other individuals whom he refers to as fundamentalists.

In Hager’s

plant

environment.

Editor-in-chief of High Times

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hemp

the

hemp and

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glue,

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day.

Canada’s Liberal government has

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Louis

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um

years ahead of the

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lives

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is

effects of another ding.

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is

than pharmaceuticals, according to Hager. Pharmaceuticals get expensive

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more

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to

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Karen

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proud

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for

individual

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Lesleys Luscious Ladies walk across the

just

one

of the

many teams

finish line

during the

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for

a Cure on Oct. 5.

participating.

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.

Kitchener- Waterloo

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run

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

associations.

most donations Canada/Zip Community Challenge Award.

that collected the

received

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up,”

Waterloo.

stop running and said "I

I

didn’t

Bev Bowman of

did pretty darn good.”

Next year’s run

will take place

Air

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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runners and watch them cross the

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Courses blossom with teacher’s care By DESIREE

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popular because people will go to a flower shop or craft store and see arrangements with really high

NHERT

The course must go on!

A

price tags.

kept

teacher

dedicated

Conestoga College’s Sunflower Topiary course from being cancelled

this

semester despite the

Instructor Terrie

Burton was

the Guelph

Waterloo

the

for

assistant

Regional board of education, had no idea the course she had bought as a birthday present was scheduled for cancellation until Burton

it

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-

is

made

‘I

has

The student’s message said she was buying a place in the class as

who

Burton,

myself’ I think that do with it,” said will

be teaching

campus Students pay $30

for the course

and $30 for

registration

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-

let

tory.

What

is

a topiary?

are artfully pruned and shrubs, which can be trimmed into animal shapes or simple spheres such as the silk arrangements being made lor

Topiaries

Burton’s class. students use birch sticks to the stalk of the faux tree

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try to follow Burton’s

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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

Arrangement

course,

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

is

treating

materials and

love Terrie’s courses.

You

techniques

for

different

learn

working

with

flowers,”

said

“There

it

possible

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other arrange-

also the pride

is

of saying

made

‘I

it

myself.’”

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

a

semester,

at

including

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,

Canada

in February

who moved to 2001 and now

lives in Fergus.

Burton and her husband Mark have a freelance home decorating

company

Bethany

called

Designs. Student Det. Muriel Simpson,

degree since January and

ter’s

enrolled in Burton’s Fall Wreath

course to do something fun.

who but

was

excellent,” said

got groupies now,”

said

Simpson,

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

Burton

“It

Anstett.

CDA funding makes

make

ments.

40, has been studying for a mas-

Making. “I

depend on research

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including

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dents to finish her classes knowing they could go out and buy the

Burton would teach the course

courses,

Dr,

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

and

rule;

1

Burton recommends buying glue from the hardware department at

was one of the first courses she began teaching at

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“Then she told me that she was going to hang onto the course

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bum

don’t

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won

dry as quickly as other sticks. Students need to bring their own clippers, knife and glue gun and

Terrie Burton,

Make

materials.

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?

at

soon.

trees

told her.

workshop. teaches Conestoga College’s continuing education Sunflower Topiary Burton teaches 21 con-ed courses a semester.

ing

preparing to cancel her Saturday afternoon topiary class when she students.

Terrie Burton

ple want.

“There

low enrolment.

(Hnoto oy uesiree nnnerij

Being able to make the same arrangement for less is what peo-

Terrie

I

found

it

relaxing and

is great.”

Simpson attended Saturday’s to purchase a ready-made arrangement, which Burton had

class

put aside for her.

She

ended

up

buying

two

arrangements, a garland and a wall basket.

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Burton,

teaches two courses

Burton freely gives her students

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every weekend from September to

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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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Oktoberfest celebrates By MICHELLE

The

TAYLOR

Herzlich Wilkommen!

This is Oktoberfest where a lot of beer kegs, sausages and lederhosen will all be a part of festivities this

The

week.

official

opening ceremony

took place Oct. 10, but there are still plenty of events happening

around the

Oktoberfest is now in its 35th year and has become the largest festival

Bavarian America,

Don

to

Willcox, president of Oktoberfest

world next Munich. in the

all

when

Queens Blvd. Bingemans

famous sauerkraut-stuffing contest.” Bingemans is located at 1380 Victoria St. N. The Concordia Club, the largest

has become

Canada's Centennial. “The public responded so well to it they in

A member

1968,” said Willcox.

of the

Kitchener

of Commerce at the time thought the Bavarian festival was a great idea for the community, so

Chamber

the first official Oktoberfest celebrations took place in 1969.

year the community comes together for this event. Thousands of people travel from

Every

over North America, and around the world, to take in the sights and sounds of Oktoberfest.

all

German open

will be

all

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,

Kitchener-Waterloo.”

Don

be holding a

will

student night on Oct. 16 with "gogo dancers, shooter girls and their

ethnic

festival

1260

Club,

Lions

Kitchener

Rocktoberfest.

the

public. Members of the club wanted the people of KitchenerWaterloo to join their Bavarian of celebration in festivities

it

to the original in

Tom Connors concert, Thanksgiving parade and

“The

caters to

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

Muenchen Haus

Willcox,

president offestivities

the

and

Haus

Seagram

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

information

Benton

visit

happening

one of the biggest and best Canada. The parade takes place on Thanksgiving Day every year and covers five kilometres from King

Oktoberfest Idol

and Erb streets in Waterloo to King and Cedar streets in

but this year there are

According

traditionthis

week,

some new Willcox,

to

a brand-new idea based loosely on the popular is

shows American Idol Idol. The two win-

television

and Canadian

of the singing contest will each receive a professional recording session with Burlington-based ners

into drinking, there places providing alcohol

you are

many

at 17

events.

Kitchener. If

many

Oktoberfest has al festivities

in

are

Hans Haus

Kitchener.

St.,

and entertainment throughout the week.

Sphere Entertainment. For the railway buff,

train

station

in

Waterloo

to

St.

at his

high

The Free Ride bus campaign

school. “It’s the

first

event I’ve

will be running again for the 14th

spirited since the

Pond

live within

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

festival.

Party.

I’m

it."

Oct.

16

students Inc.

Muenchen

Altes

can join (CSI)

at

Haus some

(Queensmount Arena) for good times. Tickets are $10 and there are free bus rides from and to residence.

Restaurants

may vary from

can ride

Schedule informa-

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

will

skit or a tal-

ent act.

Admission

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

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

Conestoga Students

year.

Students enter the contest as a team. One student interprets one role, either male or female, and

to

provide entertainment.

in Ontario. Offers at participating

the

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

offer.

CSI, came up with

The Pepsi Designated Driver Program will be in place again.

said Willcox with obvious enthu-

must

•Not valid with any other

noon

activities for

ing the opening ceremonies. New rules also stated Miss Oktoberfest

of 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

A new

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

St.

the Sanctuary this year. At

siasm.

(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

35th year

the younger crowd. College and

Stompin’

Concordia Club, a GermanCanadian club on Ottawa Street in Kitchener, opened its doors to the

repeated

Altes

Oktoberfest is nine days of good drinking and good eating. Main a year include this events

festivities. It

more

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in

according

features

than 20 festhallen (banquet halls) and 45 family and cultural events. festival It is the largest Bavarian

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city.

now

festival

its

said.

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.

tion

is

available in area hotels and

the festhallen.

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

RYAN CONNELL

to

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

organized

the Canada’s and the Niagara Falls casino and tour trip on Sept. 23. Brock said the outing went well dent,

Wonderland

trip

for students.

in

November when

late

will

residents

be able to go Christmas shop-

idence

trying not to overlap their

is

events with

Brock

CSI

events.

said that

CSI might

possi-

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

Chuck

E.

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.

The bus

left the

residence centre

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

closing

date

for

the

amusement

park on Thanksgiving. The weather changed continuously during the afternoon with students

witnessing different

cli-

mates from sun, cold winds, rain, to even hail. There were no major problems on (Photo by Carta Kowatyk)

The

great

pumpkin toss

about as heavy as boy struggles with a pumpkin that is put people in the Halloween him. The recent cold fall weather has

A

little

mood.

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

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Marriage An By

in

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RYAN CONNELL

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-

for

Isber, a

Gay marriage

commitment and

has become a hot

topic to Canadians since

really should be

ization in June.

unique,” Isber said. “It’s basically

its

legal-

Newspapers across

the country have editorial sections

‘let’s

filled

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

ner for

upfront with an agreement

ments are made.

the old-fashioned way.

just about

Isber discusses

reached before wedding arrange-

at

“The weddings

of

percentage fee

fiat

her services.

costs

Conestoga College, doesn’t plan her weddings teacher

lot

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.

keting

— Page 13

same-sex wedding

expert’s guide to planning a

The Kama Sutra may be someyou find in a sex shop, but to same-sex wedding planner, it

Gay

2003

the 21st century

thing a

14,

The churches have

excited to hear the

really

come

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

with

man and

a

"It’s

need rights and we’re

all

moved

“I think

We

human,”

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)

to

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

enjoyed

design.

of the gay weddings as more of an event, more of a celebratration, than being the very staged, “I think

ditional,

cloth,

boring weddings.”

come alone to consultations without family members, unlike heterosexual couples.

often

planning themed

weddings with special twists to them to make them extra memorable

for

two men or two wed. She prides herself

the

women that

on the smallest details she brings to weddings, saying it’s the small things that

When

it

hopes to

matter most.

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

also

United States for Americans

wish

to

wed

in

Canada, and

is

it.

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.

Isber prefers

and

the

religious

it’s

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

moral

grounds of marriage.

woman.

a

a human-rights issue.

many churches debating

ethical,

who also

near Toronto.

“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.”

all

“It

Since Isber has started specializing in same-sex weddings, she has received a lot of public attention.

Diane Sawyer from

Journalist

ABC's Primetime

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

make

the

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

said. “It's

going to be really wild,

especially for TV. The couples getting married are

College,

is

one

of the only

in

Waterloo

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,

new way

traditional, boring

to present

Isber understands

an old

tradition.

how

particular

people are about making their wedding day just perfect and she is dedicated to making everything run

weddings.”

Gay Isber,

smoothly from the wedding tions to breakfast in bed on the invita-

same-sex wedding planner putting together a gay

wedding planners

wedding

as

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

rights

to

as advanced as it is today. Isber said she has heard every-

thing

people

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.

own

a gay publication. Isber

ABC

known for throwing lavish, unusual events, she said many of taken in the same preparations are

is

It's

about love.”

GREYHOUND Canada

tickets

are available

at the CSI office

the -SanctuaryBuses depart directly from the College in

-

Doon Campus

-

own a gay men's resort Springs, Calif., while the

on suspects the piece will be aired Isber in the spring. Although

how

She said if there before 1916. wasn’t change, society wouldn’t be

the United States.

official,

to

have felt before they were given any rights, such as how they didn’t have the right to vote

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Solar generators on the rise By MIKE WILSON

Vision campaign for the fantasy

Canada and CIBC, you can get those panels for $10,000.

is

planning

dream home. You can also

to install solar generators

on about

existing houses for about $20,000, as

a year on your electricity

Eastbridge subdi-

long as you have a south-facing

David Elzinga, project manager for the solar neighbourhood, making it a 10-year return on your invest-

A Waterloo company 15

homes

vision

in the

in

the

north

end

of

Waterloo.

install solar

panels on

unshaded roof or a yard on the south side of your house.

Arise Technologies also donated a generator to the

One Voice One

With

a

financing

made with

the

deal

Arise

government of

The panels could save you $ ,000 1

bill,

said

ment.

“We

power will be the cheapest energy on the planet,” he said.

are expanding quickly with urban sprawl and a growing population.

but cities

Elzinga attributes that to rising costs for conventional energy and

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

how dependent expect that eventually solar

on

they were

electricity (after the

blackout).

They

generation,” said Elzinga.

Since last August’s blackout Arise has seen more interest in its products.

couldn’t

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ter bet for

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think wind

and solar power go hand-in-hand in the future of power

said will

solar.

generation.”

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Elzinga

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Conestoga

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Sgt. Scott Smith, senior recruiter for the

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(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

This Edward Schleimer piece called Passionate Shepard

Schleimer’s exhibit runs

is

really

a

(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

self-portrait.

Nov. 2

until

— Page 15

2003

14,

Gallery’s display haunting By JENNIFER

The

life

ORMSTON

Local

of an average student

artist

violence

generally involves a combination

displays paintings dealing with issues of

and anger at

the

Homer Watson

gallery

of school, work, television, sports

The Homer Watson House and

and going out

to the bar with friends; however, students should

remember are

cultural

that

way

great

a

activities

enrich

to

Gallery asts.

are

their

The Waterloo region

in

the

near

Students are encouraged to go

in

rich

is

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

culture

because the rumours is

Between renowned

a

exhibits,

wide variety of programs, ghosts and even the occasional nude painter, there is never a dull

moment

at the

that the house

haunted are true. There have been some interesting happenings in the past through

Doon campus.

seances and visitors actually seeing ghosts in the house. Wilfrid Laurier University professors claim there are six ghosts residing in the

house.

gallery’s current exhibit by

The Edward Schleimer, a

local artist,

captivating and truly worth

gallery, said Hieblinger.

is

making

a trip to the gallery to see.

Through various media, including pastels, woodcuts and sculptures. Schleimer expresses the exhibit’s theme: mankind reconciles

coming up

future.

lives.

the

A also

not only for art enthusinumber of special events

is

“They’re not bad ghosts though, she said. “We kind of like them.” The gallery’s annual Christmas

show and

sale will take place

Nov.

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

nity,

said

gallery’s

auction,

gallery’s

annual

which

be held on Nov. 16 from

1

to

will

silent

4 p.m.

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-

many programs

colours to photography and papier

mache. There are programs for all age groups, including teens and adults, said

Macpherson.

“We class

offer pretty

much any

you would be interested

“The way the auction works is you can often pick up a good.

art in,’

she said.

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

ets.

held

at the gallery. These classes range in topic from drawing and water-

Thompson

of the Cure displayed his paintings there last year.

This show

is

relevant for it

young

the

director

said.

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

Admission

is

gallery. "

in

Toronto.

$3 donation

who

For students

larly

a

interested in

are not particuart,

the region

other

numerous

cultural

Crossroads,

Heritage

can drop into historic complete with period furniture, and even watch demonstrations

the

everyday

ol

life

To

to

loo. on. ca/doon.

those wishing to experience

Theatre

is

as

as

agelheatre.com.

The symphony

morality

the Centre

goes, she said.

The

gallery exhibits the

talented

Canadian

ot

to

weeks and vary widely

in

inedium.

every

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

artists.

six

Exhibitions change eight

2.

works

Square, but the

selection

that generation."

This exhibit runs until Nov.

often performs at

in the

does vary. Magician David Copperfield will perform tricks on Oct. 20 and singer Jann

speaking to

"I really think he's

the

play.

willing to take tar

all

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

is

resion has to offer. Reviews from the Waterloo Stage Theatre s new

dealing with that,"

she said.

the next

the

more about the crosswww.region. Water-

learn

roads go

“They are going to choose what road to go down, and 1 think that

whether society

in

early 1900s.

and curator of the

is

a

buildings,

gallery.

this exhibit

to the

visitors

Hieblinger,

said" Faith

difference,

make

“We had a high school group through that day and they thought it was an amazing place to be,” she

Doon

deals with socie-

are going to

through.

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

who

white smock while he worked, but it was extremely see-

little

options.

ty

ones

“He preferred to work in the nude,” she said. He ended up agreeing to wear a

offers

with creation.

people because

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.

Gallery

is

a popular gallery

at

1754 Old

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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SPOKE, October

14,

2003

— Page 17

‘Mexico’ delivers B-movie expectations By DIANA O’NEILL

few audible

Depp’s acting, on the other hand, brilliant and achieved with such ease that it is what holds the movie

character,

together.

hair as Mariachi. Playing the gui-

gun-toting

tar-loving,

“Are you a Mexican, or are you a Mexi-can’t?” asks corrupt CIA agent Sands, played by Johnny

Depp,

Time the

the

in

in

Once Upon

film

Mexico.

It’s

restore

Robert Rodriguez can.

Not only

that, but

sleeve

his

splashing

and

loud

his

he wears

name

all

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-

fill

mal approach as the oddball out-

member

leave

to

Sands’ bizarre behaviour

over the

knowing

dish

was

let

Antonio Banderas be the

star,

and

didn’t revel in his

own

There

narcissism.

Mariachi trilogy with Once

Upon

is

a dense

web

coup by

a fascist general

drug-cartel

who

boss

is

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

some

a

plastic

surgery

scene and

Mexico. The movie, which opened in September, continued where Desperado left off in 1995

confirmation of the jaded relation-

and began

packed movie would be complete

ship between the

Of

1992’s El Mariachi.

CIA and

Upon

the FBI.

course no big-budget action-

the difference in budgets.

skills aren’t put to use, in

favour of

her gorgeous hips and

plays the

tasy

Salma Hayek, whose performance lips,

Mariachi’s sexy senorita.

with his luscious, silky Fabio-like

Time

in

Mexico

is

proportions

a film of

with

its

intense action scenes, pseudo-fan-

without the token love interest.

Banderas shares the spotlight

a

grandiose

Although the elaborate plot lines it's not hard to spot

are the same,

it.

All in

willing to help, as well as a grue-

in

in

achieve

of subplots

movie, including a staged

this

in

Rodriguez has returned after his mainstream success with the Spy Kids series to finish off his

Time

hole-in-the-wall

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

I

he

most

restaurant.

he

surprised

actually

every

in

is

same pork

evident as he tries the

filmed, directed, wrote, produced,

scored and “chopped” the movie.

crowd over with

the

laughs.

of the audience

without

won

sider

opening credits. Don’t be offended by his indulgent nature; he doesn't

want any

Playing another quirky

and sarcastic character vaguely

on by

it

proud

is

character, but

scene that filmmaker

initial

with

lines and even less Banderas is out to Mexico’s pride. He

attempts to

a

obvious after

hero

story

tequila-drinking

lines,

characters and exaggerated shots

of staged fights frozen in time.

And Rodriguez admit

isn’t

afraid

to.

it.

(Photo by Bryan Martin)

Lights,

camera, action!

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

Tom

Bilandzic,

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— SPOKE, October

Entertainment

2003

14,

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Thursday takes political

new album

with By TIM

aspect

MUR PHY

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 Time.

Deftones.

The New Jersey hardcore punk band Thursday doesn’t disappoint

albums

heartfelt

in

the

last

three

four years,

new

record,

including Waiting, Full Collapse

incredible

vocals

and now War All the Time. Their new album takes on

the listener with

incorporating

The band has released

its

backed by in-depth

lyrics.

politi-

War Time and This Song Brought to You by a Falling Bomb. A thinly veiled commentary on the cal aspects, especially in songs

All

“If

the sun doesn’t rise

we’ll

replace

H-Bomb lyricsfrom

it

with

an

explosion.”

American war on terrorism dent in such lyrics as

Thursday album

Fire,

to Ashes,

Boy

Sets

Hot Water Music and One

Line Drawing, started as a close group of friends who played shows

“War

is

evi-

all

the

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

From Autumn

the

in

the

we’re falling like the ashes of

American rise,

flags; If the

we'll replace

Bomb

it

sun doesn't with an H-

explosion.!’

If you’re finding yourself in

need

of a band with a bit more substance and diversity than your average

mainstream alike,

Nickelback

David Gale provides

Life of

sound-

consider adding a Thursday

CD to your collection. The new album can be found

in

major record stores, and for more information on the band, check them out at

mind

insight into activist’s

all

www.thursday.net.

By VALENTINA

RAPOPORT

The Life of David Gale, based on a true story,

is

movie about

life

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,

who

also

events as they unfold are

shown

as

Ashes

in

movie released on month is a must-see

for

Texas cent.

character describes each incident with the utmost mysterious

typical

descriptions and voice.

apparent

in his tracks

asks him to indwiduixl in

who he can prove was He has nothing to say.

While the movie begins

inno-

as the

save-the-innocent-guy-ondeath-row flick, it soon becomes it

isn’t

as

leads itself to be.

simple as

As

Truth! Power! Lust! Fantasy! and Desire!, pop up on the screen

this

between each scene,

those

will

Winslet’s character, on the other hand, lacks realism and her acting

story only days before he’s scheduled to be executed.

reporter

Gale, a Texas college professor,

upside-down accused of rape,

becomes tangled

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

it is

hard not

David Gale of course be saved by the

to think the “innocent”

young, talented big-city journalist. But as the movie develops, what

may

at first

seem evident becomes

blurred.

takes

away from the hard-headed Bloom is supposed to rep-

resent.

finds his life turning

Gale, also a death penalty abolidevotes his life to his fami-

tionist, ly,

teaching and political beliefs

before his

life hits

chaos.

renting for those

During one scene he’s involved in

a television

dispute with

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

the

governor of Texas about the death

who

understand or cope with political beliefs.

Gale

is

Last vear, a

a

must

struggle to life

versus

The Life of David

rent.

new

pacemaker implant saved Max’s life. Skne he can spend mare time with

his ^mndfiithcK

(Photo by Tim Murphy)

You

looking at

it

the words,

this

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

is

stopped

Spacey’s performance becomes the foundation of the movie as his

involved or interested in political

when he

is

truth for herself.

directed

1999, video

He

when the governor name one executed

Mississippi Burning in 1988 and

Angela's

penalty.

Gale retells his story to Bloom in the hopes that she figures out the

me?

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.

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SPOKE, October

Tribute honours Lightfoot By JASON MIDDLETON

name of

the

That’s

and

it is

simply

The album

the

tribute

Happy

•ppigfl first

P,

Birthday

jH,

Libra!

"w

album

Libra September 23 October 22

People are acting clannish and emotional. Don’t join the crowd.

14

features

Read between

Lightfoot’s 19-album career.

you’re

Have

headliners of the album,

Your

the lines.

intu-

very strong right now, but

ition is

The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Ron Sexsmith and Bruce Cockburn

still

likely to

be deceived.

Now is the time to

may

not understand your feelings.

Don’t

let

emotions overpower you

and don't judge others too harshly. Patience wins in the end.

patience.

Scorpio

Canadian lineup. Leading off the album are the

sively

October 23

Junkies.

They lend

be independ-

Friends and co-workers

ent.

an almost exclu-

features

Cowboy

-

that.

cover

which

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songs and one original song by artists who were influenced by

are the

2003

Horoscope

Beautiful.

Gordon Lightfoot

14,

November

-

21

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.

others.

Reinforce your beliefs with facts

and demand the same of others.

legal entanglements.

check.

in

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

Sundown.

illusion.

(Internet photo)

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

songs.

Cockburn recorded his version of Ribbon of Darkness on the porch of a studio with microphones hang-

Blue Rodeo offers the album’s

the

same

spirit

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

use

its

style to renovate the sound.

The Tragically Hip’s cover of

the

manage

recreate

to

imagery of a race

the

riot

April 20

mak-

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

you

self-titled is

debut from

a one of those albums

just don’t

want

to turn off.

new

in on vocals, it for a great mix.ture of sounds.

drummer coming makes The

first single,

Try Honesty,

sung with such passion can’t help but feel

drawn

that

is

you

Any

personal growth you

achieve

now

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

tells

feel

Say what you

it.

the feel

Accept criticism

and admit mistakes. Enthusiasm and self-assurance bring results.

Gemini

a first-person perspective. The lyrics of the song give you a look

May

21

June 21

-

inside her head. is full

more mellow but

let

disappointment get in

way of your

happiness.

Beware of overindulgence and depression. Jealously clouds reason.

%

Capricorn

if?

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fylf' Jp 'A,

wastt /

of more songs

the story of a hero-

all

get a point

across with a mixture of passion

and aggression

that is

undeniably

intoxicating.

The songs and

the person in the song.

The song

Don’t

will be linked to

self-expression.

talent

The album

November 22 December 21

-

January 19

in.

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

Billy

20

visual

when you

Honestly, try this

Sagittarius

May

-

and the

destruction that follow while

in

Taurus

Lightfoot created

lyrics Billy Talent

have produced for their

first

album

be released by a record label makes you just want for more.

to

in you.

make you conform. Reverse the

some

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

band

you’re looking a to

listen

Competition brings out the best

Learn the virtues of self-discipline and teamwork. Others try to

you

new

Don’t be afraid to ask

questions. Apologies are in

the stars

and a promotion

on the

likely.

Aquarius

Cancer

1|k

is

horizon.

to,

June 22

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January 20 February 18

July 22

'rJL

up a copy of the new Billy Talent album. It’s well worth a listen.

Your keen imagination helps you achieve independence. Cultivate

Visit

your

talents, for

Seek the

you have many.

company of those who

Emotions run high. Let go of situations that no longer concern

you. Spend

some time and money

on the things that make you

feel

good.

truly care about you.

the Leo

5k

new Spoke Online

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is

July 23

-

February 19

August 22

March

'

a time of optimism and

hope. You have a chance

to start

over in long-standing situations.

Beware of pride; aim

for co-oper-

To soothe disagreements look

a

position.

The opposition

when you

August 23 September 22

(Photo by Carla Kowatyk)

Aww pumpkin

'°o

A,

\

looks over her choice of pumpkins in a local pumpkin are scambling patch. With Halloween around the corner people

A

little girl

to get the best

pumpkin.

Seek new options mobilize your

for

skills.

is

impatience.

Diana O'Neill

is

a third-

growth and Stay firmly

within ethical boundaries when you act and don’t be too aggressive.

lessens

realize that people can

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for

a conservative middle-of-the-road

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change. The greatest obstacle to

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