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their sticks

Monday, October 27, 2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

New club will

35th Year

get students on the slopes

By AIMEE WILSON

Two Conestoga' students are working together to try and get fellow

their

scholars

off

they

may

hills

such as Blue Mountain and York. Pancer, who co-ordi-

New

organize trips to other

Purple

Room, Rev and

Club

starting

Jervis and encourage all come and join. ing on getting

a

snowboardand

are

we

looking

t

is

Pancer

to

"We’re concentrat-

many

as

passes as

Once

on the ground and the

the hills

members can enjoy

day on the slopes

t

want

levels of riders to

said Pancer.

are open,

mem bers

can,”

snow

for r

Starlight

in Waterloo, is also thinking of throwing parties for the club. “We’ll get a general consensus of what people want,” said Jervis.

Conestoga club

The

nates events at clubs such as

the

couches for the winter. Malt Pancer, 22, and Tim Jervis, 21, both first-year journalism students and avid snowboardcrs, are

ing

— No. 8

in

a

their free

time.

d

i

h

hill

“It’s

with.

the only

way

through the winter. ally

Conestoga Snowboard Club

escape

to the

for the winter.

Although the club name may

have

I

seem directed only to boarders, all types of slope riders are welcome '•It's the only way to get through the winter,” said Pancer, who has been riding for eight years. “1 usu-

escape to the south for the I’m here, 1 have to ride.” The two students have talked to

ally

winter. If

Chicopee

ski club

usu-

I’m here,

to ride”

Matt Pancer,

,

about possibly

and Pancer,

join will be asked to

Every member of the club will be

vice-president of

ticket rates.

receive.

According

to Jervis

pay a $50 membership rate that will go towards purchasing lift tickets at a reduced rate from

entitled to at least three

Thousands expected

Conestoga Students

new clubs

colleges, to

Get ready for visitors. On Nov. 5 more than 3.000 high school students

be attending

VIP/C1P Day at Conestoga College. According to Jan Slroh from sturecruitment, VIP.

Information

or Visitor

Program, otters

stu-

dents the opportunity to learn about college programs, talk with college

to

The

will

activities

until

Huron county high schools w ill be in attendance to leant more about

Bntario community

options.

such

Subjects

^ Representatives

will be

grams

as

will

fees,

covered throughout

be held

an

at the recre-

ation centre in the evening

from 6:30

8 p.m. and will be open to the

students with

until

the chance to

general public.

from Fanshawe. Lambton. Niagara, and Sheridan

tuition

and college pro-

In addition to the daily events,

open house

colleges.

education

post-secondary

their

that

more than 24

the

2 p.m. Students from Waterloo Wellington. Perth and

programs

Information

at

Region.

the day.

them.

start

recreation centre at 9 a.m. and run

in-

or College Program, will prov ide viewing displays and speak with staff from

at

dents.

information sessions to get an

CIP.

up

a few. will be on

name

financial assistance

interest

starting

educate prospective stu-

and students, and learn about life and college services. Students may attend two 45-minute faculty

student

at full-time

(CSI)

Inc.

of visitors

hand

will

tickets

for VI P/Cl

MCMURPHY

By KRISTEN

lift

after joining.

helps fund

Chicopee.

depth look

Through an application process, CSI grants fractions of the $800 limit over the course

the college.

lift

Discussions are still pending on the exact type of deal the club will

who

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

Matt Pancer, 22, (left) and Tim Jervis, 21 both first-year journalism students, are anxious for snow in joining so they can put the new Conestoga snowboarding club into action. If you are interested the club you can sign up at the Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) office.

"The more people means the more passes for everyone,” said Jervis, who was a member of the University of Waterloo snowboard club when he was a student there.

getting a deal on

those

If

I

south

avid snowboarder

to join.

dent

to get

With

amount of students

the

attending VIP/C1P Day. Conestoga College students are warned to avoid cafeterias

on Nov

^CTC I

.

5.

i

cre «rci^ /

of one school year.

“It’s

absolute-

how make

students

are

activities,

dedicated

get so

make

how

In addition to the funding,

will

also

stu-

a difference.

CSI

provide the club with

to

n’t just stop at the financial sup-

port,” said Miller.

bogged down with

daily life,” said Miller, adding.

outstanding

on

the college a better place.

“You

it’s

dents want to

promotional help such as creating and distributing posters. "It does-

ly refreshing,” said Ethan Miller,

CSI

thinks

He

According to Pancer and Jervis, once the club is up-and-running

Those interested in joining the club must be full-time students and have a valid student ID card. According

to the

two

students,

they hope to get more people riding considering the tickets will be cheaper.

"People start to

CSI

who

love will

hate the winter can

it,"

said Pancer.

have a sign-up sheet

posted in the office for those interested in joining. Anyone with questions can e-mail Pancer and Jervis

at

conestogasnowboard-

club@hotmail.com.


1

IN CWS

— SPOKE, October 27, 2003

Page 2

CART Group

hits

not just about the round table* Oktoberfest, Brantford charity casino

Rev nightclub,

and glow-in-the-dark bowling to a

By JASON MI DD LETON

known

down

at

CART,

as

and hopes

sat “I

Conestoga College Oct. 15

to

to 19.

The Oktober

CART

from across Canada

to dis-

Callega explained she finds are similar across Canada.

academic appeals, orientations, education quality, and

“It kind of blows me out of the wafer that there are things that affect everybody in the same sort of

rights as student representatives.

of

president

manner.

played

Inc.,

host to the semi-annual event and explains that this conference opens up discussion for problems faced by schools all over Canada.

(Photo by Jason Middleton)

The Canadian Academic Round Table took place at Conestoga College, toured the Doon campus and went to various hot spots in the area.

“Most of the time we're alienated from other (student) groups. Our communications is mostly with our

their student association can brain-

school,” he says.

ideas back to your

“The best thing about CART is these are people „ from all across, Canada. We have Canadian solutions for institutional problems and by having a diverse group of that

people

we have

es and different

different approach-

ways of looking

at

Jeremy

Salter.

CART

chairper-

Scarborough’s

from

son,

storm issues.

He

says the idea

the says Centennial College, motive behind this is to create a forum where student leaders involved with the academic side of

ment at his school is, “very young and under developed."

“CART

large

ence

other institutions

who

the confer-

minds.

lot

of discussion,

DARREN SMITH

B.C., explains the student

move-

Hunter said he didn’t know how

On

12

Oct.

Chrysler

Neon was

Dodge

1995

a

from Lot

stolen

cars or things are recovered

without going in the individual

A1 Hunter, chief of Conestoga

cars

may

was seen

in another area

this,” said

rity staff

noticed the vehicle as the campus.

was leaving

Hunter said the information was passed on to Waterloo Region Police.

“In this particular case

it

was

a

sports utility vehicle,” said Hunter.

on campus Hunter said there have been a number of charges laid and some of the vehicles have been In regards to past car thefts

and

not be

advised of

Hunter.

Often the car

is

not badly dam-

aged when recovered. Hunter said two weeks ago a car was broken into in Lot 10 and a suspect vehicle description and licence number were given to security. “In most of these cases it’s not a matter of students stealing from students.”

Hunter hopes the installation of closed-circuit cameras will act as a

deterrent and said

recovered.

tems

is still

work on

number

is

concern

1

that we’re

...

our

there’s

After

concerned with

the students’ vehicles and property.”

A l Hunter, chief of Conestoga security

many of

still

the sys-

to

be put

cars

like

the

Camero, Monte Carlo and older model cars that are kept in good

installed but

cable and fibre optics

be put in,” he said. The camera in Lot 1 will cover the three parking lots in the area. The camera in Lot 9 will focus on Lot 8 and 9 near the client services building and another camera will be placed between Lots 1 and 12. Hunter said cameras are put in that have to

repair are also favourites.

rity will

add additional cameras,”

they don’t match the said

profile,”

Hunter,

“but they do match our profile.”

the last few

Hunter welcomes any information from the students regarding any suspicious cars or activity on the

the

campus.

safer environment

emergency telephones are more than $100,000. He said this shows the college's commitment to provide a higher level of security for the students.

“Personal safety

is

our number

1

concerned with the students’ vehi-

and properly.” There is a lot of vehicle

cles

the college

compared

traffic at

to a subdivi-

sion or other parking lots and stealing cars

is

not unique here. Hunter

Waterloo according to Regional Police, this type of problem is almost epidemic in the said

region.

He

said the installation of

installation of other

“I

cameras

is

cam-

part of a five-

don’t think there’s any one (Photo by Darren Smith)

any of these things.” “The approach we’re adopting is a

Hunter increased

said Hunter.

The

here.”

costing

layered approach.”

stripped or van-

national

“The heightened awareness helps

much

all

know

Hunter said the three cameras and

would also cover access routes. “As funds become available secu-

may be

“I

three

instant fix for

Classic

for us

Hunter

year plan to increase security.

dalized.

from almost every province. “I’m definitely proud to have them all here at the college.” CART will meet .again in Winnipeg, Man. at the University of Manitoba in May 2004.

weeks. provide a

col-

stu-

communication with in

it’s

“Coast to coast we have our bases covered here with representation

said the greatest strength

especially

that

in.”

and may be areas of greater risk for thefts. He said these cameras

recovered,

He

dents,

they are the most costly to install

popular with thieves and, although

rent.

lots

is

process,” Falconer says.

and having

gated

have

it

that

to thieves

closed-circuit cameras as a deter-

small Chrysler products, he said,

pickup trucks are also

parking

is

The other reason

Conestoga’s Oktoberfest night, the Brantford Charity Casino, and glow-in-the-dark bowling. Not everyone who attended the conference was in need of answers

from existing buildings not requiring any free-standing towers.

cable and fibre optics that

best thing about having

we can showcase our school because I think we have a lot of pride in what we offer here.

all

will cost less, as they will be wired

eras at the college

GM

not just

more appeal

still

is

that.

leges being part of the academic

CSIpresident

installed but there’s

time a college

and Falconer

our experience and share our ideas.”

took time to visit local hotspots, such as the Revolution nightclub.

“Cameras have been

a

here

Justin Falconer,

“I brought a lot of issues (to the conference) because we're dealing with a lot of issues.” These included orientations, aca-

“The

first

CART

has hosted

proud of

The conference was

the outlying parking areas first as

adding

stu-

Canada here.” This was the

of suggestions

lot

it’s

coming out but it's mostly experience from the different institutions,” Vincent says. "These aren't the answer men. All we can do is share

here.”

the

Joy riders target

have a

unique, in that

concern,” he said. “After that we're

ongoing.

“Cameras have been

“Personal safety

over

recovered by

Conestoga

police

regional security

it

are

and rights as

“CART’s

meeting of the minds. It’s very helpful to have people from all over

institutions’ consul-

tation processes,

is

security, said a suspicious vehicle

and secu-

all

files.

“Some

4.

The group

round table discussion. The group

where we’ve actually gone over the allotted time. The topics are good

many

very helpful to

Canada

Certain cars have By

It’s

have people from

some

and people are talking about them.” Rigel Vincent, from Kwantlen University College in Surrey,

demic appeals,

“We

that

are experi-

enced with the issues. “We’ve had really good sessions a

in

a meeting of the

it’s

component of

sessions with people from

is

unique,

is

lives of stu-

dents better.”

A

Oct. 15 to 19.

dent representatives.

“bring

to,

is

own campuses

and make the everyday

with

things,” Falconer says.

it

interesting that issues schools face

conference covered

Falconer,

someone who wanted

as

hear about everyone else’s issues

tion.”

issues such as

Justin

to help out other schools.

need the help, direction, or sugges-

With 28 registered guests from colleges, technical institutes and

Conestoga Students

came

those colleges or universities that

cuss issues faced in post-secondary institutions across the country.

universities, the

Clair College, says

and problems,” Callega says. “Hopefully the positive atmosphere at St. Clair can be communicated to

conference

provided a chance for student associations

St.

her school has a good thing going

The Canadian Academic Round Table, also

problem. Christina 'Callega, of

Windsor’s

said

A windy autumn First-year police foundations student

this

security

involves patrols,

increased technology in having

break from class outside Door the leaves

off of

the trees.

5.

The

day

Aaron

Clifford

strong wind

takes a

was knocking


News

Coffee house looking By JENNIFER

for

SPOKE, October

a new

home

College hosts fundraising

HOWDEN

events for

Could a coffee house be coming second-year mechanical engineering design and analysis Bos, 20, can con-

Conestoga

vince

$40,000 goal

if

student Justin

Students

i

"We want more and

if

year

this

By BLAKE GALL

Inc.

(CSI) that he coffee house held residence was a success. fee houses

Way

the United

to the Sanctuary?

Maybe,

— Page 3

2003

27,

at

people

at the cof-

we can

get six or

Today

the

is

first

day of

campaign for the Way committee at

another

United Conestoga College. The campaign will run from Oct. 27 until Nov. 7 with a vari-

seven performers in just the residence then we can get a lot more in the Sanctuary."

of fundraising events to

ety

support various charities.

“We want more people the coffee houses and

we can

if

get six or seven

performers

in just

more

lot

in

paign and

the

Sanctuary.” Justin Bos,

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

Second-year mechanical engineering design and analysis student Justin Bos (left), 20, and thirdyear mechanical engineering design and analysis student Brandon Hartwig, 21, play during the coffee house on Oct. 15. Bos hopes the event can be moved to the Sanctuary. year was different because

dence came

music enthusiast and

went well

"It

(residence)

he said.

The residence coffee house held on Oct. 15 attracted about two dozen people which is less than last year but Bos said it was probably because it was held during the Oktoberfest.

This was the second year Bos organized the event. However, this

last

expected

actually

"It said

Oct. 15

OK.

rowed songs. Bos performed

was

for entertainers

and him.

had no idea.”

I

Bos asked volunteers

contact

to

I

three songs with

and

analysis

student

Brandon Hartwig, 21. They sang No Sugar tonight by the Guess Who, Free Falling by Tom Petty and Long Day by Matchbox20.

Although some did, others just showed up with no notice. Bos didmind. "There were a couple of people

n’t

thinks

should be it

to see the

house

coffee

the

in the

Sanctuary because

will attract a lot

want

of students

who

performances.

“Just to have live entertainment there

third-year mechanical engineering

design

Bos

a guitar

performed both original and bor-

it,”

I

came down with

was like ‘go nuts,”’ he said. About seven people, all males,

the cof-

is

just

and said do you have time and

year so this year

fee house on a poster and like,

who

resi-

him instead of the

to

way around.

other

eager petformer

week of

would be

excellent.

I

think

people would want to go,” he said.

Bos

is

willing to

let

CSI take

over the organizing of the coffee house if they have one in the Sanctuary. "If they can take over planning it that would be awesome. I would be happy to just perform,” he said.

Stand up and be represented! year. After

By DIANA O’NEILL

sentative

For the

time

first

Conestoga's

in

history, student feedback is being welcomed and acknowledged on a

greater scale.

Based on a similar model by the (College

Algonquin

Student

s)

was

Association, a program forum

created this semester that will allow selected students

from each program

system

that

exposed

similar to

is

form of feedback current

assurance here

specific level as

how

it

applies

some been

(CSI)

I’ll

be able to give that.

for

credit

Himmelman

Performance

the college has used that information to continually improve, but this will

allow the college an opportunity to directly ask the students how they

needs and not just

to the description out-

dean/chair of each program

established the forum, which will

meet at least tw ice a semester. The chosen student representatives will ork closely with their dean/chair Id program co-ordinator as part of

the forum, for the remainder of the

students

these

cases,

program

in tire

The draw United at

specific

in

explained.

have

implementation

be useful

is

in

ty

some form of

this

first

will

determining best

what w orks

find

policy and

for them."

excited with this new

is

is

confident in the stu-

dents' ability to give legitimate feed-

brings

becoming Canada."

us one

the

step closer

number

1

in

by the

cafeteria.

this year.

Last year

stretch to raise the antici-

the roof.

(Photo by Carla Kowalyk)

Himmelman reminds

people

any donation can help and even one needs to remember that that

He

shoots, he scores!

it’s

the To pass the time between classes, students flock to foosball. game Sanctuary to challenge classmates to a

(you

know you uber wanna do

stu-

of

Conestoga's. $40,000 should be

Conestoga College radio station - 88.3 FM

ticcofijot

good cause. With a size the body

for a

dent

Listen to the official

to

college in

prepared

pated S39.000. but this year she hopes to blow the goal through

back in a means of suggesting changes or improvement. “We have yet to see what students at Conestoga can accomplish. 1 hope this

be raised

was a

and not a cookie-cutter approach. There may not be one perfect way.

may

be

Himmelman hopes S40.000

it

“This will be a flexible tool specific to the needs of the program or school

Falconer

will

Treats” for stu-

United Way.

practices for the following year.

each

&

can get a home-cooked meal proceeds going to all

year ol

a crucial one, for

committee w ill be Door 4 booth again

Way

with

system.

representative

class

Falconer believes

on the

a.m. to cook the lasagna herself. For only $5 students and facul-

only the second col-

is

when

Chartwells assistant manager. Jean Seiler, will arrive at about 4

improved.” lege in Ontario that has

31,

Doon campus

two years

for

will take place

Oct.

their

lunch

and know the teachers, know the issues and know what can be Conestoga

Indicators) have been successful and

and

them

Chartwells, and served

will

line. the

tribute

issues,” Falconer said, adding, "In

“Students

progress and enhancement.

According

Way committee member

"This way I'll be able to know how much students con-

academic recognition and pro-

a

can meet their what is wrong."

United

on a

Justin Falconer rec-

(Key

and discuss the

also future issues to

ing relationship with the college has been very effective, especially with

ognizes the importance of the students’ feedback to ensure the college regular towards dedicated is

"KPIs

the past

year we’re it a try.” Himmelman, Monica Alumni sendees officer and

Falconer is pleased that the school asked for CSI’s input before implementing the new policy. “Our work-

reality.

CSI President

in

quality

worked hand-in-hand with the college to make the suggestion of a program forum a

“Students

have said they wanted to get involved too, so

dents and faculty. Tomorrow the annual lasagna

at the college, but

to our individual programs. Conestoga Students Inc.

draw for two Toronto Maple Leaf tickets.

with “Tricks

will continue

component of

they will receive a ballot to enter a

programs know how' to best deal with, bring up and find solutions for program

some of us may have been

the

said.

Today, Wednesday and Thursday there will be a donation booth set up in front of Door 4 of the Doon campus. Students can donate any amount they can afford and

here on out will be limited.

class rep.

to in high school. Hopefully,

this

more

tire

Himmelman

Friday,

and administration to improve their courses and programs. Basically,

faculty

system

in the past have said they wanted to get involved too, so this year we’re giving it a try,”

address.

the

-

giving

each meeting, the repreexpected to return to

outcome and

this year.

this

is

their fellow students

new

“We’ve always had draws for faculty members, but students

gram forum .policies.” Although CSI has actively participated in bringing the forum to the students, their involvement from

to offer constructive input to assist

this

looking forward to

is

trying something

the

we can

residence then get a

Alumni services officer and Way committee member Monica Himmelman has been organizing a lot of the camUnited

at

it!)

an easy number to

The booth

hit.

will be there all

w eek selling United Way cookbooks and displaying prizes for the faculty draw.


'

Commentary

— SPOKE, October 27, 2003

Page 4

marriage of the century

Political

is in the works. Stephen Harper, leader of the Canadian Alliance party and Peter MacKay, leader of the Progressive Conservative party, are banding together; pinning their hopes on the Conservative Party of Canada.

Yet another merger

The announcement of Ottawa on Oct. 16.

In a press conference the to bring the

two

was made public

the possible merger

in

same day MacKay stressed the decision was for the good of the country. Our goal is to be a strong opposition

parties together

“It is not our goal to be a strong government,” he said during the press conference. .

.

.

This fusion of political entities could be compared to a corporate merger, that might not benefit the public’s good as much as it benefits the parties’

This

is

The PC

own economical

gains.

time the two parties have attempted a merger. party has voted twice against the amalgamation of the two not the

first

once in 1999 and in 2002. A vote to determine both parties’ future will be held on Dec. 12. In order to change the party status the Tories need at least 75 per

parties;

cent support and the Alliance needs a majority vote. Bringing two parties together could be detrimental. In the past the party and the Alliance party have not agreed on many issues; what’s to say these butting heads won’t butt again if they become

PC

one party? Voters could see

this

change as an unstable decision that won’t

lead to a “stronger government.”

Former leader of he

is

the

PC

party Joe Clark already publicly stated

against the merger, saying the only benefits both sides will see

starts with

Acceptance

will be short-term.

“The long-term result would be to make Canadian politics less competitive by closing down the only national party whose base is broad enough to provide a genuine alternative to Liberal govern-

when most PC

voters choose not to cast a ballot in the Tories’ favour they choose the left-wing Liberals as their second choice. Alliance is seen as having a reputation that includes extreme

have shown

right-wing views,

that

many of which

the public has

viewed as too

extreme for the country’s good.

How many

of cereal to

query is enough to make my head spin. I'm pretty sure we can all

headed people would shrug it off and call it a lifestyle choice, as if

Opinion

generations of people

would con-

sciously favor a long

life

tell

admit, as

hesitantly

I

shame, that

in

felt

noses where

number of

you, the

we

hang

have

at

my head

one time

the need to stick our

it’s

not belonged

-

deal.

be

who

“Both leaders understood the need to combine the parties. Certainly corporate Canada would like to see that both parties merge together,” Stronach told the Toronto Star, on Oct. 16. Despite their hopes, this new party will in turn narrow the ultimate opportunity to gain wider acceptance within the spectrum of voters, because now they (the possible new party) are appealing to a very specific demographic - that being corporate Canada. If the parties succeed in unifying, to be called the Conservative Party of Canada, it is yet to be known who will become the party

ers

judge them for

leader.

to

didate could be

Mike

But did

kids? This

the blasted 21st centufeel free to

it.

And the

least

of someone’s worries should be looking them up and

comer.

down

is

in the

I’ve been an unfortu-

Still,

nate witness to the

same

torment.

it.

many advances and we have achieved and overcome, when I see this side of human nature I am reminded how

London

tired sce-

may be

red and call folks,

may

me

and

I

this is a

subject, but those results

For the most

assume

When we

part,

we

all

just

seem

tling to

me

research suggesting that sexual orientation

is

slight inkling that

not heterosexual,

need

we

is

gay people just “choose”

think that

I

accept-

day it’s

own

think

I

in

safe

lives

-

can say

The sooner we can accept people at the door, the

sooner

we

can pat

ourselves on the back. Frankly,

I

think the time spent conducting studies that really don’t

biologically deter-

mined.Why anyone would

to sit in close circles

in this

as they are and leave the judgments

with several decades of

that a person is straight.

be

to

that this is hardly the case.

were a no-

have a

would

no exceptions. But

touchy

brainer. This study is hardly star-

become more

for others to live their

bio-

me

whole topic

a double standard.

age, one

stunned. Sorry

know

be judged and

ed and recognized

whatever your background

be,

be

Since society claims that homosexuality has

reveal-

logical in origin. Well, colour

of, to

to

-

be made a

ostracized for?

released by psychologists from the

University of East

of cruel

Why would anybody put

at differently, to

mockery

A recent study was

nario time and again. Frankly, the is

looked

unaccepting and backwards our society can be.

eat.

fact

change the

of the matter, should be put

towards having an open mind and

think

open

their pref-

heart.

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SPOKE, October

27,

2003

— Page 5

‘College Oktoberfest a big success By

DAWN HASSON

Conestoga Students Inc. sold about 1,500 tickets for this year’s Oktoberlest at Queensmount

Public relation students Melissa Stevens (left) and Lindsay Seibel were among

Arena Oct. 16. The CSI also gave 100 tickets to Fanshawe College, and 80 of them were sold. “This is our biggest moneymaker of the year,” said Ethan

the

(Photo by Dawn Hasson)

our biggest

is

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of the

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well as other conditions. University of Guelph student Jonny McMillan, 21, was among the students who had a terrific

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SPOKE, October

27,

— Page 7

2003

E-mail urban legend exposed CARLA KOWALYK

Bv By Don't

believe

read. This

everything

~ tive needles under the gas pump handles so that unsuspecting citizens become stuck with the needle. f

you

message from police officers across. Ontario. With Halloween around the corner more and more urban legend e-mails seem to be popping up in people's

A

a

is

to

way through cyberspace, Capt. Abraham Sands of the Ontario Provincial Police was asked by its

Simcoe,

silly to

Roseneck used the example of an urban legend called Bloody Mary

“I think

proportion.”

this particular e-mail.

"You stand

what is as a modern day urban is

Urban legends are campfire stowere started somewhere, by somebody, to spook listeners. Kyle Roseneck, a first-year woodworking technology student, ries that

third-year

special

said. “I’ve

heard so

ends

-

studies

student

many urban

leg-

drinking coke and eating pop

rocks and your stomach exploding, the killer hiding in the backseat of

an unsuspecting woman’s car and

to stress his point.

legend.

According to the e-mail a person or persons have placed HIV-posi-

be true,” said the 19-yearthey get blown out of

of

referred to

fill-

seem too

just

old

This kind of story

to alert

people ol an attack on people ing their cars with gas.

in

Fitzpatrick, chief of the Brantford Police, said they have been notified

is completely false,” she said. “First of all there is no rank of Captain in the OPP.”

one e-mail making

local authorities in

“Sometimes they

Ray

for

if

urban legends.

“This story

inboxes.

According

spokeswoman

... he believes

.

i

said he’s not sure

Iron! of a mirror

in

one where a car approaches you without it’s headlights on late at night. You flash you’re beams at them to tell them to turn their lights on and they turn around and run you off the road.” David Emery, writer for a website the

and say Bloody Mary three times,” he said. "And supposedly you get bruLally murdered. I’ve tried it. It doesn't work.” Debbie Brock, 21 pointed out that there have been a few movies made

About, points out that urban legends are typical rumours that get

basing their plots on urban legends. “I’ve seen those movies,” the

spun out of control. “People tend to forget informa-

,

called

What You Need To Know

tion they’ve heard (as

has

played

the

anyone who

game

children’s

called Telephone knows),” he said. “It’s

the nature of storytelling

in

and storytellers to enhance certain details

creatively to

make

the

story scarier.”

So remember out late

at

this

when you’re down a

night driving

dark

stretch of road and a car approaches you without its headlights on.

Do you

dare flash your

beams at them? “Urban legends have to come from somewhere right?” Brock adds. “Some of them are silly. But you know, some of them just freak

me

out!”

Get outta here Monopoly; here comes Ghettopoly Rw IDDUV By TIM TIM Ml MURPHY

on

has taken a an old game with

invention

of Ghettopoly,

hip-hop culture,

i

games

board

“First traditional

friends,

it

simply does not appeal to me much. So naturally when 1 decided to make a game, I wanted to give it an urban edge.”

the

where

Chang has found himself accused as being a racist

when he found

and a bigot by por-

there

off,

groups portrayed

are in

all

ethnic

Ghettopoly,

including Asians, Irish, Jewish, Hispanics, whites, and Italians, just like

any ghetto,” said Chang.

He

said

it’s

a

ferent

relate to.”

entertainment media.

The contents of a loan shark tray,

shame people only

the game, rather than taking what it is, just a game.

40

am

“I

for

not a racist person, but

the

game

include

40 crack houses,

17 projects, pink clip cards, seven pieces (including a marijuana

game

it

leaf, basketball,

oz money.

bottle)

machine gun and and counterfeit

Chang

Quitting

elusive.

Contact

is

lost

A

sudden void

with school friends

is

created in the student’s

who form

a natural

life.

from what

is

not a "carry on at

all

a course

which

is

community of support.

3CC

costs" message. Rather,

know the costs and

consider

all

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before conceding defeat.

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day or two to deal with "personal" absence now and then. off a

Temporary

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of speech

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Unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially with any of the above stgns

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may

indicate treatable

or personal

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We

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Drop

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OF STROKE

Returning to school seems a monumental task.

This

game

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS

don t want

Leaving causes other problems.

said the

“So if this game should be banned than there are tons of other forms of entertainments that also need to be banned.” Ghettopoly, which retails for $29.95 US, can be ordered at www.ghettopoly.com.

to be here!” Many students, exhausted by workload and weather and discouraged by borderline marks, consider leaving college. Counsellors see many students who want out and hope to return later. But is "out there" any better? Quitting does not solve a financial shortfall or make the course work any easier the next time. I

**

someone who decided to make a game that we all can enjoy and

concentrate on the negative sides of

traying blacks in such a fashion.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

1

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boring.

“When I play with a game with my

new

building crack houses and getting carjacked is just part of the game. David Chang, of St. Mary's, PA, decided to create a game to appeal to

traditional

An American twist

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Ghoulish gourd art Today, carving a pumpkin is a tradition for many house-

By MICHELLE TAYLOR

common ghouls,

Ghosts,

vampires and symbols of a

holds. For Steve

Dahlke

it is

an

art

spooky Halloween night, but the pumpkin is by far the most recogniz-

and a profession. Dahlke, who lives in Rosemont, 111., about 15 minutes from Chicago, has been carving

able.

pumpkins

black cats are

all

Most houses, if decorated, usually display one or more of this orange squash either carved into a jack-o’lantern or just as is. The pumpkin’s vivid orange

years.

colour and variety of shapes and

them.

sizes

makes

it

ideal for fall displays

as well.

According

Pumpkin

to a website called the

Patch,

it

is

believed

pump-

kins originated in North America.

pumpkin

weave mats

as well.

the natives doing this

settlers

pumpkin themselves.

eat the

The

saw and began to

The

history of the jack-o’-lantern

begins with the origin of Halloween

From

there, his passion grew.

it is still

And

work shown

This carver of

all

trades enjoys

types of pumpkins is

pounds.

windows

to

welcome

acted as protection against evil spirits.

When

European settlers America they found the pumpkins. The fruit was much larger and easier to carve. This was then called the jack-o’-lantern which is named after an Irish myth of a man who cons the devil and is then the

arrived in

refused entry into either heaven or hell.

“Jack” then has no choice but to

wander

the earth for eternity with a

carved turnip featuring a piece of coal in In

it

as his only light source.

Ireland

carved their

and Scotland people

own turnips

or gourds to

away “Jack of the lantern.” Hence, the term jack-o’-lantem. frighten

called

Pumpkin

decide what designs

be carving before your pumpkin. should choose a

will

You

pumpkin

that is

One weighs

1,059 pounds,

another weighs 1,132 pounds and the mother of them all weighs in at 1,370 pounds.

“uniform-

orange meaning that they are ripe, have no ly

bruises, cuts or nicks.” If

you

are using a stencil

a pumpkin, the

to carve

pumpkins weighing more than 1,000

in

art.”

pumpkin

source

Spookmaster:

big ones. Really

big ones.

pumpkin should be large enough and as close to the same shape as the stencil as possible. It should be as “smooth as possible and of scratches, dents and gouges.” Spookmaster advises you to never pick a pumpkin up by its stem because it can easily

free

During a phone interview, Dahlke was driving on the highway with an 800-pound pumpkin in the back of his truck. He commented on how people were giving him the thumbs up. “People just stare at the thing,” said. “I get

it, it’s

start

online

picking

based on an ancient Celtic holiday as Samhain (pronounced “sow wan”), according to the Pumpkin Patch website. Samhain means summer’s end and was a night to honour loved ones who had

deceased loved ones. They also

An

New York

and Wisconsin. He doesn’t just carve pumpkins either. He carves wood, ice, vegetables and, his newest craze, cheese.

he

in

carving you need the perfect pumpkin and the proper

you

but his specialty

com

Before you

first

is

placed

and put

states including Pennsylvania,

his

known

On this night, starting at sundown on Oct. 31 and going through sundown of Nov. 1, faces and symbols were carved into turnips and gourds that were set upon porches and

carve a triangle out of a pumpkin to make a face

in

all

skill,

you can

carving 101 suggests you

growing.

Dahlke has had

carving into

pumpkin

a

said Dahlke. “If

carving

said.

This year he will carve three

died.

Carving

doesn’t take a master

pumpkins,” he

This night of trick-or-treating

itself.

to Christmas. It’s big.’’

tools.

Iowa,

grims arrived. They used them to

A

the sec-

is

largest holiday, next

ond

“I thought why carve small when everyone was carving big

as an active part of their

diets centuries before the first pil-

in high school local a carving contest.

company saw his work and wanted him to carve 15 tiny pumpkins for

many

Indians

Dahlke was

he

used

American

Native

When won

15

for

professionally

“(Halloween)

phone

asking

calls

if

pumpkins) are real.” he has 65 pumpkin growers. During the first week of October he gets his choice of pumpkins and who it goes to. Dahlke has two employees who carve the smaller pumpkins with patterns for shows. (the

Currently,

Carving pumpkins into jack-o’lanterns for Halloween has

break.

become an

The perfect tool depends on your own preference,

(Left)

make

little easier.

A

ground down is

ideal

ings.

carving a

make

for detail

(Internet photo)

a thin knife

work.

A

knife

him about three hours to carve. The 800-pound pumpkin on the back of his truck was being prepared

box on the list. Patterns are also essential. These can be self-made, downloaded from a website or bought from a store. Candles and holders are important as well. Spookmaster recommends

a Halloween party for

plain white votive candles placed in

He carves the big ones himself. He said a giant pumpkin will

to

be carved

at

take

a business. Just before that Dahlke

spent eight hours carving 75

pump-

same company. When asked why pumpkin carving is so popular, Dahlke said people

kins for the

enjoy seeing the colourful

candles

in

them

fruit

at

with

night.

sharpener, gutting spoons, tool

and poker

tools are also

clear glass candle holders.

To leam more, terns,

or to

visit

carving.com

or

download pat-

www.pumpkinwww.pumpkin-

patch.com. To see Steve Dahlke’s carvings visit www.stevespumpkinart.com.

of

Dahlke has been carving

professionally for 15 years.

paring knife to

hobby.

Steve Dahlke’s pumpkin carv-

but Spookmaster suggests

a few to

artistic

This picture shows one


Feature

time By JENNIFER It’s

not the

— Page 9

costume crazy

to get

that

it

owner of

a

store.

“A person can pul the best costume on, wear it and it wouldn’t be the best costume because they would just wear it,” said Shirley Bunce of Seams Like Magic. “It’s the person

2003

Halloween costume

really matters, said the

costume

27,

ORMSTON

you buy, but how you wear local

SPOKE, October

who

plays the part

Shirley Bunce,

owner

of

Seams

Like Magic, a

store

Waterloo, stands by a

in

costume

display of accessories

who

and

other Halloween merchandise

has the best costume.”

for sale.

Generally, costume selection

is

by a trend; for example, tendency can be for pretty,

dictated the

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

ghoulish or sexy.

movie themes such as

Last year

Scream, Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings were popular. But this season customer’s imaginations seem to be at an all-time low, she said.

Guys

are

going for the outra-

geous. For instance, ing

some

are buy-

Sponge Bob Square Pants, said

Bunce.

Seams Like Magic, St.

at

354 King

N. in Waterloo, sells a

of everything so

what

it

little bit

doesn’t matter

popular this Halloween. Their costumes range in price from around $30 to $100. Renting a costume costs between $25 and $75. Another option is to stock up on accessories, said Bunce. “We have some customers who come in and spend $100 on accesis

sories.”

Other costume experts have difwhat will be popular this season. This year people will have to use their imaginations when

fering opinions on

choosing a costume. In the past,

it

was common

for

people to dress up like the characters in hit movies. But this year, there aren’t any hits like that, said

Tom

Hilborn,

co-owner

of

Maskerade Manor. Some young people are being influenced by the resurgence of Jason and Freddy, he said. But there has also been a renewed interest in superheroes of all kinds, and not just the Hulk. Maskerade Manor has a vast inventory, with

more than 2,000

costumes in stock. Some of these items were worn by stage performers in Toronto try to

the store.

The

been open seven days a week since Labour Day. A big rush in sales is expected store has

after Oktoberfest, said Hilborn. So best to get your costumes early.

it is

Maskerade Manor is Cambridge.

at

18

Queen

Catholics honour the saints.

this ancient tradition.

The

Halloween has been celebrated for centuries. The word Halloween

Halloween

has

the

its

origins in Catholicism.

All Hallows Eve

was celebrated

on Oct. 31. Eventually, All Hallows Eve was shortened and known as the day became Halloween. The following day,

known

as All Saints Day,

is

when

tradition

began with

Celtic

ancient

tribes

Ireland. In the fifth century

summer 31,

souls of the dead returned to join

origins and spread of the

1

in

the witches and ghosts, and so, the tradition of wearing costumes on Halloween was established.

ended on Oct. marked their new that on year, the

These people believed eve of their

These Halloween customs came North America in the 1840s by Irish immigrants fleeing the potato famine in their homeland.

to

year.

the

to scare

BC,

officially

and Nov.

The Celts wore masks away the wicked spirits of

the living.

new

Heels and squeals

St. E. in

Last years trend of young adults

wearing pimp costumes will continue this season, said Sherry Pizzey, in

owner of the Costume Shop

Waterloo.

“They’re really attracted to that stuff,” said Pizzey.

Another ever-popular costume is to dress up as a medieval

idea

character, said Pizzey.

At the Costume Shop, at 566 King St. E. in Preston, a complete medieval costume can be purchased for around $35, however, makeup and accessories would be extra.

There are numerous other cosstores in the region. You can find a complete list in the Yellow

tume

Pages of the phone book.

and Stratford.

“We do

$15 and $50.” There are some exceptional costumes that sell for a higher price. For instance, the full-body alien suit from Alien 3 costs $100 and is one of the most expensive items in

keep our costumes

The

said Hilborn. maioritv of costumes are between

affordable,”

Those of you who do not plan

to

dress up on this festive occasion should think again before breaking

(h'notos

(Photo by

Dawn Hasson)

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Feature

— SPOKE, October 27, 2003

Mizz Oktoberfest crowned By RYAN

Men

up

dressing

in

clothes and dancing to

Like

A

head on Sound of Music’s Julie Andrews’ body stated the pageant

CONNELL

was a “cross-dressing contest

women’s

CSI agreed

Virgin was just one of the

in the

of Oktoberfest.”

spirit

Madonna’s

to

change the posters,

Mizz

instead featuring Miss Piggy and

Oktoberfest pageant that was held

Kermit the frog. The new posters promoted the event as a “parody

from

highlights

the

first

in the Sanctuary Oct. 15. About 150 students

came

beauty pageant in celebration of

to

Conestoga student

watch the parody beauty pageant that Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) organized to raise ty in the spirit

money

spirit

and diver-

sity.”

counsellor Services Student Carol Gregory said she spoke with

for chari-

of Oktoberfest.

change the message was conveying.

admission or

CSI

donated a non-perishable food item

eant

Kitchener-Waterloo Food Bank for an hour of role-reversal

ing an event like a beauty pageant,

Students paid $1 to

"I

the

but

entertainment.

Most of

the seven students that

entered the

mock

beauty pageant

ness

at

contest

Conestoga College. was hosted by busi-

accounting faculty

Bob Evans, who was

member

the master of

The pageant was judged by a

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

Matt Ruiss, 21, a third-year broadcasting student, was as Mizz Oktoberfest 2003.

Matt Ruiss, 21, was

this

year’s

237 president Walter Boettger, a CSI secretary, and the Miss Alpines club winner Julia

Mizz Oktoberfest winner. Ruiss, who went under the pseudonym Question Mark on stage, danced to a collaboration of songs from Michael Jackson to Madonna’s

Poje.

1984

The entrants were not only judged on their appearance, but also on their talents. Competitors also had to answer a series of ques-

Ruiss' performance was a hit amongst the judges who complimented his moves. “You have such high energy. I’m ready to sell the farm and move in

panel of four people consisting of chief

of

security

A1

Hunter,

OPSEU Local

tions.

Talents ranged from hip-hop and interpretive dancing to guitar playing and singing.

Judges offered humorous comments to the pageant entrants such as suggesting they shave their stomachs and legs and warning that their afro hairstyles could pose a fire

hazard.

hit

Like

A Virgin.

first

full

of glee

when

reluctant to enter the beauty

pageant due to time constraints. He changed his mind when he heard

money from

bank,” Ruiss said. “If

it

brings in

away from said he wasn't a big

was

for

the stress of preparing

assignments

and upcoming

mid-terms.

focused,” said Ruiss. “Sometimes it’s

nice to do something that’s

giving

some people

a little bit of

pleasure.”

Human

resources

student Jeff

Stemmier, using the pseudonym Steinmen on stage, was

Justine

(Photo by Ryan Connell) (left)

and Trevor Stephenson, second-year broad-

comments from a panel of four judges Mizz Oktoberfest pageant Oct. 15 in the Sanctuary.

casting students, wait for at the

the pageant. in

a

short-

sleeved belly top showing a hairy

blond wig with a feathered grey

the pageant.

who

named runner-up in Stemmier dressed

stomach, khaki pants, and a curly

with you," Hunter said humorously. Ruiss, who has been a hip-hop dancer since he was 10, practised some dance moves with his brother who teaches at a studio in Brantford, in order to prepare for Ruiss,

name was announced

the event will be

food for people to feed them over the Christmas holidays, I'm happy.” Ruiss’ attire at the pageant included a leopard-print skirt, a white buttoned shirt, a knitted cap and black socks. He said he wore what he felt would be most comfortable when he performed on stage. He said he also performed in the pageant in hopes that students had a good time and were able to get

fan of playing role-reversal,

his

going towards a good cause. “I decided to do it in the spirit of the school and do it for the food

the

“You do it to give the students something to laugh at. Students around here feel so school-

Jesse Parent

if

you're

mock-

you're mocking a group of

then

Gregory

said.

it’s

inappropriate,”

mock any group

of people

at the

school.

Third-year broadcasting student

ceremonies.

if

people,

to

4

The

can understand

the pag-

Miller said CSI had no intention

dressed in women’s clothes and wore layers of makeup in an attempt to be crowned Mizz

Oktoberfest

to

hat.

who competed in were second-year marketing students David Ambrad as Candy Apple and Andrew Nam as Rocko, CSI vice-president of student activities and third-year management studies student Ethan Miller as Holy Roller, and secondOther students

the pageant

year broadcasting students Jesse Parent as Esmerelda and Trevor

“This body,

not

is

it's

making fun of any-

a celebration of diversity

and student spirit,” Miller said. “The whole spirit of the event was almost making fun of the concept of a beauty pageant. We all envision these people trying to win the contests by trying to say the right things, and it was more or less making fun of the overall concept of a pageant as opposed to making fun of guys dressing up as girls.” Miller was impressed by the students and college faculty who joined together last minute to make the event possible. "It was a key group of committed students and faculty who made this happen,” Miller said. “It was outstanding to see everything fall into

Stephenson as Padro. Despite the good intentions CSI had behind the Mizz Oktoberfest pageant with money and food being donated to the K-W Food Bank, not everybody was happy about the idea of a “cross-dressing

place and

contest.”

dent participation.

Services asked CSI to change the idea of the crossdressing pageant or stop the Mizz Oktoberfest pageant because the competition was mocking the

Student

either

transgendered

lifestyle.

Posters that were posted on campus with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s

I

hope

it

has inspired

other people to do other student-

based

activities.”

The position of Mizz Oktoberfest is not accompanied by any prizes or accolades but was merely a spoof

to entertain

and create

stu-

Ruiss offered the student body

some

inspirational words of advice on behalf of Mizz Oktoberfest

2003.

“Live large, dream hard. Just sleep

and

breathe

eat,

Conestoga

through school morale and

spirit.

Wunderbar!”

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

Graduating student Jeff Stemmier was announced as runner-up at the Mizz Oktoberfest 2003 mock beauty pageant. Participants were judged on their appearance, talent and answers on a series of

A

questions.


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27,

2003

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— SPOKE, October 27, 2003

Page 12

Buying a used car requires thought Research, investigation By JAMES CLARK

While going over

exterior

the

look for cracks or pitting in the

Buying a used car can be one of most exciting moments in a stu-

windshield; these defects will just

become worse

the

dent’s

but

life,

can also be a

it

decision

tires

much

research before investing so

money. Daniel Savu, a sales manager

at

Barg Automotive on Victoria Street in Kitchener, said a customer must know what they want in a car before they go shopping for one. “You have to think about what you will be using the car for,” said

has serious

important to do

it is

come

research on types of cars that you

may be

to

used cars

the

at.”

deciding your needs best, is after

which car suits to shop around. Becky Dobbie, a second-year police foundations student, looked for two months before finding a car

needs the best.

that suited her

She ended up buying

Ford

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When you you think

finally find a car that

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is

good deal

tant to inspect

it

it is

impor-

dam-

for signs of

age.

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who It

is

is

trying to sell the car to you.

true that

you

some some

will find

dishonest salespeople, but in

may be problems that salesperson doesn’t even know

cases, there

the

There are a few areas in the inteoverlook but do

An

average car

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driven around

21,000 kilometres a year. If the odometer shows low mileage there

may be reason for concern. Rolling back the odometer has been a trick that people who sell cars have been doing for years. Check the mileage on the car and see if it corresponds with the wear on the brake pedal. You can also look for service stickers on the car windshield or on the inside of the the next time service

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It is essential to check every mechanical device in the car. This includes checking if the windows

on the

could mean the car has been in an accident and bodywork has been done. places

haggle with

brakes.

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little bit.

and stop driving. This type of drivis hard on a car engine and

car,

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out.

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is

shows signs of a

interested in buying.

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but

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therefore giving you

when buying a car. “Give yourself a lot of time and ydu will be able to find exactly what you want,” she said.

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— Page 13

2003

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to. comic aims

MTV

for

Horoscope Week of Oct. 26

-

Aov.

I

By PETR CIHACEK

September 23 October 22

Birthday!

Comedy Network, come-

Canada’s

Libra

Happy

Alter two successful seasons on

Gavin Crawford thinks it's make the Yankees laugh as

dian

-

time to well.

“We are

with

in talks

MTV,"

Crawford, the creator, co-writer and star of The Gavin Crawford

“We

Show.

do a

are trying to

preliminary,

ver-

doing

interested in

Since

they

but

are

who

every Tuesday

Comedy Network

new episodes of

to

series.

Unfortunately, the second season

wrapped up last month and unless we buy cable to get MTV, we might But

new episodes at all. is some good news

there

from the Gavin Crawford camp, One of them is that the episodes from the past two seasons might appear on DVD. And Canadian fans can also look forward to seeing Crawford in all his glory on the stage. "We’re going to do a live tour across Canada,” says Crawford. “It will be in July and August next too.

year."

Another cool thing he

signs

is

that

with

deal

the

even

if

MTV,

Crawford will probably stay in Canada to shoot the episodes of the third season.

would

i

like

to

Toronto,” he says. "1

shoot it in like Toronto

and we know how to work here.” This would not be Crawford's first appearance on an American other many Like Canadian comedians, the Albertaborn actor was lured to Hollywood where two years ago he co-starred in the Warner Bros, comedy Hype. The trip could not exactly be called a big success and Crawford soon returned to Canada to start working

network.

on the second season of his selftitled show. If he doesn't succeed in the States this time, he can always focus on

home

his

again

audience

as

Canadians seem to appreciate his absurd

humour much more than

the

dudes south of the border. Over the six years he has been on the Toronto comedy scene, he became well

known

performing

for

(left),

munication skills? Stop

Confusion and poor decision-

com-

making

Don't

it!

falters

are in the

Your step

air.

and progress

is

delayed.

exaggerate your fears or be reluc-

This would be a key time to

tant to take action.

embrace those second thoughts you were previously ignoring.

in

a

JllLj

.

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Scorpio

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November

April 19

‘dumb’ librarian

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21

Verna Howard.

watch

hilarious.

(lie

Toronto-based

not see the

Ginny Oblisk

Mark Jackson (top right) and

all

night grabbed their beer and turned to the

agent

education, or

high school nerd

show

the

has earned lots of fans from

over Canada

retired talent

feeling inferior about

intellect,

it.”

2000 debut,

its

your

Crawford (above) plays many characters, such as semi-

sion (of the series) for the States. It’s

Are you

Comedian Gavin

says

number of programs on CTV and The Comedy Network. If he was to appear on The Simpsons, I

guess he would say: “Hello,

name

my

Gavin Crawford and you might remember me from such entertaining shows as Second City, Made in Canada and The New Red Green Show.” Currently, Crawford and his is

squad are brainstorming ideas for new shows and even for a movie, but nothing

is

concrete yet.

Even though

took a

it

of his

lot

(Internet photos)

Relationship hassles are likely.

go for lunch or coffee in a wig and makeup. “At the beginning people just stared. They were like: ‘What the

Don't get wrapped up

hell?”’

dle-aged librarian

known

is

for

her terrible clothes and a crush on her much younger colleague.

months to put all the episodes for one season together and Crawford

when they

says that a lot of

it’s

his

“She is so dumb.” approximately six

takes

It

with.

day usually

are shooting,

starts at 5 a.m.

and

working with the people. It’s like going to a summer camp where every day there are friends you see.” The Gavin Crawford Show cast is mainly composed of his buddies from Second City. Crawford him-

he often works till 10 p.m. Crawford wrote the scripts for his show along with three other people. “Once we have all scripts, we start shooting,” he says. “It takes about 40 to 45 days to shoot the

around 20 characters that range from a teenage rocker to a senile grandma. “It’s a lot of changing clothes and makeup,” he says. “It takes 45 min-

ing a film rather than a

like

I

whole season.

self plays

one hour

utes to

Crawford’s

one

of

reasons

the

playing fewer

characters a day.

don’t

“I

like

doing more than

three characters a day, because then

too

it’s

difficult,”

he

says.

works out so I’m one character for a few days. It makes it a little easier." The majority of the series was

“Sometimes

shot

think

“I

in

it

downtown

Toronto.

According to Crawford, at first it felt “weird” just to take a break and

Rocking good times

finances.

what's good for

change of status

involved.

away from shop-

try not to

An on

Taurus

w

fejfell

April 20

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May

worry about

the job transfer or is likely.

Sagittarius 20

November 22 December 21

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to

Kids

at

it's

really

is

in the Hall,

mind

at all.

flattering

it's

people compare Hall, that

me

to

Remember

Tr**

Do you

about

that life is

more than your day-to-day job and worries. Take time to examine spiritual beliefs. Don't get bogged down by trivial details or the

feel the adrenaline rush-

ing through your veins? Stretch

yourself and test your limits.

Be

adventurous and competitive

-

within limits. Success and recog-

-demands of others.

nition will follow.

Gemini May

21

Capricorn December 22

June 21

-

-

January 19

show.”

series

one of the most brilshows,” says Crawford. “If

because liant

That’s

Set goals realistically; try to do

and

like shoot-

TV

self-titled

but the author does not

chair.”

Crawrford prefers

more

It’s

compared

often

makeup

the

in

talk

“I like to play the librarian,” gig-

Gavin Crawford Show, especially because of the people he worked are pretty busy but

strangers. Stay

needs. Stop being overly dramatic.

the Toronto

at

who

Central Library

gles Crawford.

“We

so tightly that you ignore others’

all

in

Out of the many characters he plays, one of Crawford’s personal favourites is Vema Howard, a mid-

time and energy, Crawford says he loved shooting episodes of The

fun," he says. “It’s cool,

People are generous to those need. Enjoy the kindness of

yourself

in

Kids

Have you been jumping

Stop trying to be a jack-of-all-

the

You have strong sensual and physical desires just now. Don't let your sense of self-discipline interfere with your personal happiness and fulfillment.

broke, but be over-burdened.

trades.

gun

and hard work

lately? Patience

bring success. Listen to others and

postpone decisions until you're w'ell

informed.

You

hate to be

in the

makes me very happy.”

Aquarius

Cancer

Besides Kids in the Hall, Crawford also enjoys SCTV and Monty Python’s Flying Circus and

June 22

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January 20 February 18

July 22

he admits the hilarious absurdity of series partly inspired The

those

Gavin Crawford Show. “It’s something we tried on our shows,” he says. “We did not want to make fun of the news or anything like that because there

much

of

is

so

The aggressive

This seems like a tough time for

you

-

but

easier

it's

when you

keep things

in perspective.

struggling

stay focused!

-

with superiors.

Stop

Avoid

Halloween

you want.

Pisces

Leo July 23

-

learn to

where it matters the most. Break out of stubborn patterns.

it.” it is

You must

be more restrained and original

being intimidated by know'-it-alls. Clearly define what

pursuit of your

goals will result in serious setbacks

February 19

August 22

-

March 20

RAPOPORT

By VALENTINA

bands playing

the

McLeod, seem

to

doesn't

just

Trick-or-treating

be as intriguing as

it

used

But don’t worry. those people

dressing up

you're one of

looks forward to

Halloween, but

for

comfortable knocking on

aren't too

doors

who

If

for

candy,

this

year the

in Tavern its second annual Rock Horror Halloween costume party show on Oct. 31.

House

Lancaster Kitchener

Featuring event

is

is

holding

four

local

bands, the

also features prizes for the

sexiest,

scariest

and overall best

costume.

e prizes will

ow

to

keep

it

be announced

at

a surprise,” said

The Dirty Love band member. Matt McLeod. The Dirtv Love is one of

who

is

at

the

show.

also a second-

year marketing student at the college, said students should come to

show because

the

to be.

20,

the previous year

proved to be a big success. "The place was packed.” he

McLeod,

said.

year

According to turnout ended up being the biggest crowd the tavern had seen all year. “What matters the most is that we last

have a really good time.

“We

adding. place.

fun

it

just

want

to

The more people

"

s

he said,

pack the the

more

will be."

open at 8 W.. Lancaster Kitchener, and tickets are $8 at the door. However, if you'd like to save

Doors

p.m.

at

for the event

574

a couple bucks The Dirty Love is also selling tickets on their website at

www.thedirtylovexjb.net for S5.

McLeod encourages buy

tickets

students

to

from the band because

proceeds go towards publishing the band's

first

CD.

“We

have approximately eight songs ready to record,” he said, adding the costs to record the CD are expensive and can take a mini-

mum

must you be so stubborn? Accept assistance from others, to avoid being so full of yourself. Now' is a good time to act with determination. Listen to your intuition and know when to say no.

This is a good time to make peace with anyone w ho recently did you wrong. Expect a happy surprise, such as a love letter or a

new

relationship. Don't

buy

into

social pressure.

of 30 hours.

The other three bands playing at the show include Six Foot Groove Kenghk (www.6ftgroove.com), and (www.kenghk.com) Triphammer. Because all four bands are made

up of individuals in their early to mid 20s. McLeod said the event drew a young crowd last year. Although the bar won't be checking ID at the door, those who w ant to drink will be asked to show their

ID

Why

at the bar.

Virgo

1

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You have assert

it!

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a

is

feel

admirable, but

much on

the past.

mind of your own

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is

a third-

year journalism student

who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.


sports

— SPOKE, October 27, 2003

Page 14

Calling By JASON SMITH

Women’s hockey

is

about to

become a much more prominent to Conestoga College’s and recreation department.

addition sports

Mamie

Tiffany Blamire,

Sealey

and Adrienne Schmidt, all firstyear recreation and leisure studies students, requested ice-time at the

Kenneth

E.

Hunter

Recreation

Centre earlier in the school year in an attempt to create an ongoing female hockey program

at the col-

lege.

were invited to the ice and prove that they

Interested females take to

require a regular schedule at the rec

ladies,

all

The mini-school

will take place

from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and is open to any females interested in taking part. Heather Ginzel, a former Team Canada player on our country’s national women’s hockey team, will be the head instructor for

because

The

all it’s

awesome

pumped

for

this

going to be such an said experience,”

Blamire. “Hopefully

all

of the girls

on the team will learn a lot from Heather and her experience on the ice.” Blamire said Ginzel is also excited to come and assist the girls. “She couldn't believe we don’t have an actual women’s hockey

girls are

keeping themselves

uled

for

March

12,

2004

the

all

players

are

do anything more than scrimmage during their ice-time.

“We’re

all

pumped

for this

going to be

because it’s such an awesome Tiffany Blamire,

consistently.

first-year, recreation

period, the ladies

pulled through with flying colours.

take part in the team’s activities.

Condors been

Sealey plays pick-up hockey with

During a

trial

Not only have

the lady

granted ice-time for the

full

school

year after reaching the desired number of skaters, but they’re also entering their team into upcoming tournaments and are organizing a mini hockey school on Oct. 27.

the

former Team Canada member

an

amazing

$10

will cost

for each participant, but

Women right)

and

leisure student

"Before our March tournament really need 100% commitment from all the girls to make our tournament dreams come true,” she said. “We want to make an impact with the team this year.”

we

Friday mornings in Elora.

The hockey school

(Photo by Jason Smith)

experience.”

who

has organized the women’s hockey program, arranged for Ginzel to

excited

about the chance to play in a tournament because no one expected to

To make this possible, the program had to draw 15-20 skaters

Sealey, one of the students

it

will

experience,

be

said

Blamire.

at

Toronto’s Seneca College. Blamire

team.”

centre.

ice-time

it’s

busy as they continue to scrimmage and look forward to the new year where they will compete collectively as a team in a tournament sched-

said

the day.

“We’re

4

taking to the ice at the rec centre include (front, left to

Taryn Hardy, Tiffany Blamire, Adrienne Schmidt, (back) Parks, Cayley Ludwig, Tina Sweiger and Randell Cramp.

Amber

The players hope that the program they have started will continue to reach new heights and continue long after their tenure lege

at the col-

Their ultimate goal

is

see a

to

female varsity hockey team in Conestoga’s future. With the dedi-

and

Sealey

Blamire,

Schmidt, it seems the girls are doing everything right. every Regular ice-time is

Monday from

over.

is

of

cation

For

3 to 4 p.m. at the rec

welcome.

All females are

centre.

more

information,

email

tblamire-cc@conestogac.on.ca

Conestoga’s rugby team

hopes to bring home a championship By KATE BATTLER

Knights

The

The Conestoga College men’s rugby team has fought hard all season to be where they are now. They stand with four wins and two losses so far this season with only one game remaining.

On

Oct. 19 the Condors

fell to

Flemming Knights, 22-5, for their second loss, but Coach Jeff said

team

the

The Ontario Colleges

“We missed

STRUGGLING WITH A COURSE

a

lot

Niagara.

Of the

?

As long win

in

as the

against the will

REQUIRE ONE TO ONE ASSISTANCE?

remain

the

If

game

it.

their

last

they will be facing the No.

ranked

2

make

Condors win

Flemming

Knights

1.

Desrusisseau

said

the

team

could really use the fan support

team pulled out a

game on Oct. 25 Humber Hawks they

last

its

eight teams in the league

only four will

of tackles

though,” he said.

Athletic

Association (OCAA) championship tournament is Nov. 1-2 in

again on Nov.

played well.

game were

unavailable at press time.

the

Desrusisseau

in the first round.

results of that

in third place,

which

is

against the Knights. If the team

moves on

to the final they will

face either the Seneca Sting, are ranked No.

1

who

in the league, or

Hawks, who

what they want said Desrusisseau

the

because they will then face the

ranked fourth on, Nov.

currently

are

2.

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Sports

Can

the Rangers hold onto the

BRYAN MARTIN

By

He as

How the Kitchener Rangers do this season is up in the What’s not up in the air is the

will air.

loss

Derek Roy, their captain, Steve Eminger and Gregory Campbell, captains,

said

good

lie

team

feels the

and Scott

is

just

as last year’s team and they

will really start playing like

as

it

soon as the new players and veter-

son to predict

far

we

because

we have a everything we

believe

truly

repeating

1

shot at did

will

displaying their skills in a Kitchener

DiRienzo said how it was experience backing up

motivated

get

to

the

for

upcoming season, especially after Rangers won the Ontario Hockey League title and the Memorial Cup. The good news is they still have a the

of great players and one of the

lot

best coaching staffs in the league.

This year the team

is

going to

captain

Mike

Dickie

lot

When Cup

team wins

a

the

Memorial

the greatest prize in junior

it's

hockey.

to win,

so

that, we’ll

sitting pretty.”

Dan

toughest to

going to be win, so if we can win is

we’ll be sitting pretty,” said

staff in Kitchener,

one of the greatest staffs he’s ever seen and is just amazed everyday how hard the players are

Rangers trainer

confident bunch, but to even

still

a

come

“It’s

important

our team just

said, is

“Fans

takes things a step at a time and

we

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Cup?

the playoffs if we’re confident we can contend,” he added. Chad McCaffrey, a former centre for

the

traded

Kitchener Rangers, was year to Toronto St.

this

McCaffrey was a member of the Memorial Cup Rangers and feels they have another good team this year.

The coaching he

Lebotd,

2003

Michael’s Majors.

“Our division that,

27,

“The Rangers have a good group of veteran guys as well as

some new players

so they should

have another great season,” he said.

will

think

know by December

we have

if

another shot of

McCaffrey

said the Rangers are

doesn’t get too wrapped up around

returning to the Memorial Cup,”

lucky they have great fans and said he’ll miss playing in front of

year would be a massive accom-

making

said Lebold.

them.

plishment.

again,”

At practice the coaching staff still has the team focused at the right mental level and continues to push for perfection, even though they might not have the same weapons

younger players

lineup this

“Our coaching staff will go out and pick up a couple of key guys

this

year those thoughts could be in the

from other teams and bulk up for

them

close to doing what they did

last

Thomas

it

to

Memorial Cup Harrison. “With

the

said

in the

“I

hope the Rangers make in the playoffs.”

Harrison,

"It’s

going to be a good year, but

have to learn

this

variety of ways. If

year to win

we

“We in a

don't play a

good game we have to chip away and try to salvage a win or tie.”

one bad aspect that

good team, but

it's going to be important that the key guys stay

team

healthy.

is

out to beat you.

The other teams put

forth a hard

when the defending Memorial Cup champions come to town the opponent always seems to elevate their game and dig down really deep to get the effort every

night,

but

"If one or two of are big veteran guys go down, the rest of the team is really going to have to step it up or we could really be in trouble,”

said Harrison.

He

said

it's

(

practice at the too early in the sea-

Aud

Photo by Bryan Martin)

Kitchener Rangers, takes a shot on goalie Carlo DiRienzo during on Oct. 16. The team hasn’t made any predictions yet on whether or not they

David Clarkson, forward

for the

can take home the Memorial Cup again

this year.

win.

For the Rangers

it

will be a great

how

challenge to see

they’ll handle

the pressure of being the defending

champs. Kitchener has great fans, probably the best in the

OHL, and

the

Rangers are going to have to find extra energy from the fans and use them as a seventh man.

“It’s

important our team

takes things a step at

A Different Kind of Hunger

a time and doesn’t get

wrapped up around making to the Memorial too

it

Cup

again.”

Workshop begins the week of November 3

Thomas Harrison,

M

a Ranger defenceman The Rangers had a new addition put

onto

their

home

Kitchener Memorial

rink,

Join

Auditorium,

new venue.

If the

Rangers can continue

enhance skills to promote a positive body image and self-acceptance

develop the ability to feel good about yourself and be authentic

move toward a healthier relationship with you and your body

to

crowd kind of hockey they

feed off the energy of their

and play the

us to

the

and that has fans lining up for a ticket to experience the hockey and the

far

Kitchener

occurs the following year, every

just

it

year so we’ll end up playing

Harrison said the Rangers have a

There is

it certainly is going to be a tough season, but think if we play as a unit we’ll be hard to

said

pushed.

clear the Rangers are

It’s

a tough one,” said Harrison.

ready to play another hard season.

win

going to

from him.

ing out the wins.

team focused and

be

year because he on and off the ice

going to be crucial that these players understand their roles and get the rest of the

we can

in goal last

learned a

Richards. It’s

last

the Rangers trainer,

beat.

is

be the toughest

Scott

one of the defenceman, said he thinks the key to this year is grind-

new

to

Dan Lebold,

I

a great

this year.

the

similar

minds of many.”

Lebold.

Marcus Smith, Andre Benoit, Petr Kanko. Nathan O’Nabigon and

be

“Our division

last

have to turn to the veterans, players like

probably

it

year.

if

year.”

easy

are going to be

how

to see

get this year,

Dickie, their star goalie, will not be

Ranger jersey this season. no doubt this year the It's Rangers arc without a lot of lire power. When you lose the calibre of players the Rangers did, it’s not

who

the big challenges, but imagines

ans gel.

“I’m really excited

of their four best players.

their assistant

SPOKE, October

know how to, then they may have a shot at winning the OHL title and maybe even the Memorial Cup. Carlo goalie According to DiRienzo. that's exactly what they're going to have to do. "We have a great system here in Kitchener and it's just a matter of time until the young guys learn it tuj^tre able to apply it in a game."

again,

''^WDiRienzo.

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