Crowning the winner The
Halloween is all about costumes. Get the dish on
costume stores across the
first Mizz Oktobefest pageant a complete success.
Female hockey players urged to pick up and get ready to play.
Monday, October 27, 2003
Conestoga College, Kitchener
New club will
get students on the slopes
By AIMEE WILSON
Two Conestoga' students are working together to try and get fellow
such as Blue Mountain and York. Pancer, who co-ordi-
organize trips to other
Room, Rev and
Jervis and encourage all come and join. ing on getting
on the ground and the
members can enjoy
day on the slopes
levels of riders to
in Waterloo, is also thinking of throwing parties for the club. “We’ll get a general consensus of what people want,” said Jervis.
nates events at clubs such as
couches for the winter. Malt Pancer, 22, and Tim Jervis, 21, both first-year journalism students and avid snowboardcrs, are
— No. 8
through the winter. ally
Conestoga Snowboard Club
for the winter.
Although the club name may
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
join will be asked to
Every member of the club will be
pay a $50 membership rate that will go towards purchasing lift tickets at a reduced rate from
entitled to at least three
Get ready for visitors. On Nov. 5 more than 3.000 high school students
VIP/C1P Day at Conestoga College. According to Jan Slroh from sturecruitment, VIP.
dents the opportunity to learn about college programs, talk with college
Huron county high schools w ill be in attendance to leant more about
at the recre-
ation centre in the evening
8 p.m. and will be open to the
the chance to
from Fanshawe. Lambton. Niagara, and Sheridan
and college pro-
In addition to the daily events,
more than 24
2 p.m. Students from Waterloo Wellington. Perth and
recreation centre at 9 a.m. and run
or College Program, will prov ide viewing displays and speak with staff from
information sessions to get an
a few. will be on
educate prospective stu-
and students, and learn about life and college services. Students may attend two 45-minute faculty
for VI P/Cl
Through an application process, CSI grants fractions of the $800 limit over the course
Discussions are still pending on the exact type of deal the club will
(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
amount of students
attending VIP/C1P Day. Conestoga College students are warned to avoid cafeterias
cre «rci^ /
of one school year.
In addition to the funding,
provide the club with
n’t just stop at the financial sup-
port,” said Miller.
bogged down with
daily life,” said Miller, adding.
the college a better place.
dents want to
promotional help such as creating and distributing posters. "It does-
ly refreshing,” said Ethan Miller,
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
they hope to get more people riding considering the tickets will be cheaper.
"People start to
hate the winter can
have a sign-up sheet
posted in the office for those interested in joining. Anyone with questions can e-mail Pancer and Jervis
— SPOKE, October 27, 2003
not just about the round table* Oktoberfest, Brantford charity casino
and glow-in-the-dark bowling to a
By JASON MI DD LETON
Conestoga College Oct. 15
from across Canada
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.
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
es and different
ways of looking
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."
B.C., explains the student
Hunter said he didn’t know how
cars or things are recovered
without going in the individual
A1 Hunter, chief of Conestoga
in another area
noticed the vehicle as the campus.
Hunter said the information was passed on to Waterloo Region Police.
“In this particular case
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
Often the car
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
the students’ vehicles and property.”
A l Hunter, chief of Conestoga security
Camero, Monte Carlo and older model cars that are kept in good
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.
add additional cameras,”
they don’t match the said
“but they do match our profile.”
the last few
Hunter welcomes any information from the students regarding any suspicious cars or activity on the
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.
concerned with the students’ vehi-
and properly.” There is a lot of vehicle
to a subdivi-
sion or other parking lots and stealing cars
not unique here. Hunter
Waterloo according to Regional Police, this type of problem is almost epidemic in the said
said the installation of
installation of other
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
stripped or van-
“The heightened awareness helps
Hunter said the three cameras and
would also cover access routes. “As funds become available secu-
instant fix for
year plan to increase security.
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
communication with in
“Coast to coast we have our bases covered here with representation
said the greatest strength
and may be areas of greater risk for thefts. He said these cameras
they are the most costly to install
popular with thieves and, although
process,” Falconer says.
closed-circuit cameras as a deter-
small Chrysler products, he said,
pickup trucks are also
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.
will cost less, as they will be wired
eras at the college
leges being part of the academic
installed but there’s
time a college
our experience and share our ideas.”
took time to visit local hotspots, such as the Revolution nightclub.
“Cameras have been
“I brought a lot of issues (to the conference) because we're dealing with a lot of issues.” These included orientations, aca-
The conference was
the outlying parking areas first as
Canada here.” This was the
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
Joy riders target
unique, in that
concern,” he said. “After that we're
“Cameras have been
and rights as
meeting of the minds. It’s very helpful to have people from all over
security, said a suspicious vehicle
round table discussion. The group
where we’ve actually gone over the allotted time. The topics are good
very helpful to
Certain cars have By
have people from
and people are talking about them.” Rigel Vincent, from Kwantlen University College in Surrey,
enced with the issues. “We’ve had really good sessions a
a meeting of the
sessions with people from
lives of stu-
Oct. 15 to 19.
and make the everyday
things,” Falconer says.
interesting that issues schools face
someone who wanted
hear about everyone else’s issues
issues such as
to help out other schools.
need the help, direction, or sugges-
With 28 registered guests from colleges, technical institutes and
those colleges or universities that
cuss issues faced in post-secondary institutions across the country.
Clair College, says
and problems,” Callega says. “Hopefully the positive atmosphere at St. Clair can be communicated to
provided a chance for student associations
her school has a good thing going
The Canadian Academic Round Table, also
problem. Christina 'Callega, of
A windy autumn First-year police foundations student
increased technology in having
break from class outside Door the leaves
Coffee house looking By JENNIFER
College hosts fundraising
Could a coffee house be coming second-year mechanical engineering design and analysis Bos, 20, can con-
"We want more and
By BLAKE GALL
(CSI) that he coffee house held residence was a success. fee houses
to the Sanctuary?
— Page 3
at the cof-
get six or
campaign for the Way committee at
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
support various charities.
“We want more people the coffee houses and
get six or seven
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
music enthusiast and
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
rowed songs. Bos performed
had no idea.”
Bos asked volunteers
three songs with
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
should be it
to see the
will attract a lot
“Just to have live entertainment there
third-year mechanical engineering
performed both original and bor-
came down with
was like ‘go nuts,”’ he said. About seven people, all males,
and said do you have time and
year so this year
fee house on a poster and like,
him instead of the
people would want to go,” he said.
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
history, student feedback is being welcomed and acknowledged on a
Based on a similar model by the (College
Association, a program forum
created this semester that will allow selected students
from each program
form of feedback current
specific level as
be able to give that.
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
The draw United at
some form of
what w orks
excited with this new
confident in the stu-
dents' ability to give legitimate feed-
stretch to raise the antici-
(Photo by Carla Kowalyk)
any donation can help and even one needs to remember that that
shoots, he scores!
the To pass the time between classes, students flock to foosball. game Sanctuary to challenge classmates to a
know you uber wanna do
Conestoga's. $40,000 should be
Conestoga College radio station - 88.3 FM
good cause. With a size the body
Listen to the official
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
and not a cookie-cutter approach. There may not be one perfect way.
Himmelman hopes S40.000
“This will be a flexible tool specific to the needs of the program or school
Treats” for stu-
practices for the following year.
can get a home-cooked meal proceeds going to all
a crucial one, for
committee w ill be Door 4 booth again
a.m. to cook the lasagna herself. For only $5 students and facul-
only the second col-
Chartwells assistant manager. Jean Seiler, will arrive at about 4
improved.” lege in Ontario that has
will take place
and know the teachers, know the issues and know what can be Conestoga
Indicators) have been successful and
Chartwells, and served
issues,” Falconer said, adding, "In
progress and enhancement.
Way committee member
"This way I'll be able to know how much students con-
academic recognition and pro-
can meet their what is wrong."
Justin Falconer rec-
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
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-
worked hand-in-hand with the college to make the suggestion of a program forum a
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.
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
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.
to in high school. Hopefully,
and administration to improve their courses and programs. Basically,
in the past have said they wanted to get involved too, so this year we’re giving it a try,”
each meeting, the repreexpected to return to
their fellow students
“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
looking forward to
residence then get a
Alumni services officer and Way committee member Monica Himmelman has been organizing a lot of the camUnited
an easy number to
will be there all
w eek selling United Way cookbooks and displaying prizes for the faculty draw.
— SPOKE, October 27, 2003
marriage of the century
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
was made public
the possible merger
same day MacKay stressed the decision was for the good of the country. Our goal is to be a strong opposition
“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’
time the two parties have attempted a merger. party has voted twice against the amalgamation of the two not the
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
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
one party? Voters could see
change as an unstable decision that won’t
lead to a “stronger government.”
Former leader of he
party Joe Clark already publicly stated
against the merger, saying the only benefits both sides will see
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
many of which
the public has
viewed as too
extreme for the country’s good.
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
generations of people
sciously favor a long
the need to stick our
“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
judge them for
didate could be
the blasted 21st centufeel free to
of someone’s worries should be looking them up and
I’ve been an unfortu-
nate witness to the
many advances and we have achieved and overcome, when I see this side of human nature I am reminded how
red and call folks,
this is a
subject, but those results
For the most
research suggesting that sexual orientation
slight inkling that
gay people just “choose”
The sooner we can accept people at the door, the
ourselves on the back. Frankly,
think the time spent conducting studies that really don’t
mined.Why anyone would
to sit in close circles
as they are and leave the judgments
with several decades of
that a person is straight.
that this is hardly the case.
were a no-
no exceptions. But
brainer. This study is hardly star-
for others to live their
a double standard.
be judged and
ed and recognized
whatever your background
Since society claims that homosexuality has
logical in origin. Well, colour
be made a
released by psychologists from the
University of East
Why would anybody put
at differently, to
A recent study was
nario time and again. Frankly, the is
unaccepting and backwards our society can be.
of the matter, should be put
towards having an open mind and
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themself in that position
ing that homosexuality
whether or not the peanut gallery
they are, and not have oth-
and discuss obstacles
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on Oct. 17 stated the lead can-
times I’ve heard this superficial
The Tories on the other hand have official opposition status. President and CEO of Magna International Belinda Stronach and former Tory leader Brian Mulroney are standing firm behind the
However, a Toronto Star
awakening one day,
times have you heard
This would be the obvious reason they do not have official oppo-
he gay or what?”
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‘College Oktoberfest a big success By
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
(Photo by Dawn Hasson)
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Decide to do your best, accept the time limits, and don't beat yourself up during the test. Pay attention to the test, and block out all other distractions.
Do a memory dump as soon as you can. Write down any information that you think you may forget and that may be useful for the test. Write down any acronyms, formulae, or diagrams that will jog your memory.
floor is pumping with polka music for funky dancing,
well as other conditions. University of Guelph student Jonny McMillan, 21, was among the students who had a terrific
the time and place, and what to bring. Be on time, not too early or
and there are buttons, toys, hats and accessories sold. All proceeds from the sales go to the community including the Lions Club and the kidney foundation. The Lions Club provides aid around the world for the blind and those with heart problems, as
The event, which has been going on for as long as anyone can remember, sells beer and
time. “I just
CSI’s vice-president of activities. “If we held 10 of these a year we would have so much money.”
Queensmount Arena on Oct. 16. The event is held annually
attended college night at
need some more beer,”
the sociology student joked.
and plan your approach. Check the point values per question, estimate time limits for each section, and decide where you will test
Miller was also pleased with the event.
“You could sense a vibe in the crowds and out on the dance floor. Everyone was drunk but in a great way.
you are not sure what you're expected to do, don't Ask for clarification from the instructor.
Have a watch with you so that you can
students together and they had a fantastic time.”
any violence at the event. About 45 paid security guards were present just in case something happened. “We haven't had any fights so far.” said security guard Don
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E-mail urban legend exposed CARLA KOWALYK
Bv By Don't
~ tive needles under the gas pump handles so that unsuspecting citizens become stuck with the needle. f
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
way through cyberspace, Capt. Abraham Sands of the Ontario Provincial Police was asked by its
Roseneck used the example of an urban legend called Bloody Mary
this particular e-mail.
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
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.
According to the e-mail a person or persons have placed HIV-posi-
be true,” said the 19-yearthey get blown out of
This kind of story
people ol an attack on people ing their cars with gas.
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
... he believes
said he’s not sure
Iron! of a mirror
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-
What You Need To Know
tion they’ve heard (as
called Telephone knows),” he said. “It’s
the nature of storytelling
and storytellers to enhance certain details
So remember out late
when you’re down a
stretch of road and a car approaches you without its headlights on.
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
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has taken a an old game with
simply does not appeal to me much. So naturally when 1 decided to make a game, I wanted to give it an urban edge.”
Chang has found himself accused as being a racist
when he found
and a bigot by por-
including Asians, Irish, Jewish, Hispanics, whites, and Italians, just like
any ghetto,” said Chang.
The contents of a loan shark tray,
shame people only
the game, rather than taking what it is, just a game.
not a racist person, but
40 crack houses,
17 projects, pink clip cards, seven pieces (including a marijuana
machine gun and and counterfeit
with school friends
created in the student’s
not a "carry on at
community of support.
costs" message. Rather,
know the costs and
withdrawal from a program: not salvageable and pick it up later. Consult your instructor
before conceding defeat.
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THEM. Sudden loss of vision, on* eye or doubt*
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resources are listed
Unsteadiness or sudden falls, especially with any of the above stgns
entitled to a
are other solutions have been explored by students with a counsellor. get through here to listen and help when you have run out of ideas. Most find they can with a little support or leave with a plan for completing their education.
TROUBLE SPEAKING or trouble understanding speech
Request a leave of absence (Health Sciences). Ask for help from faculty or classmates.
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Considering transferring to another program within your school. Communicate with a peer or faculty with whom you are having
already in the
alternatives carefully. Consider options other than
Returning to school seems a monumental task.
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don t want
Leaving causes other problems.
“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.
“When I play with a game with my
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
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Ghoulish gourd art Today, carving a pumpkin is a tradition for many house-
By MICHELLE TAYLOR
vampires and symbols of a
holds. For Steve
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
black cats are
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
colour and variety of shapes and
ideal for fall displays
to a website called the
kins originated in North America.
the natives doing this
saw and began to
history of the jack-o’-lantern
begins with the origin of Halloween
there, his passion grew.
it is still
This carver of
types of pumpkins is
acted as protection against evil spirits.
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
refused entry into either heaven or hell.
“Jack” then has no choice but to
the earth for eternity with a
carved turnip featuring a piece of coal in In
as his only light source.
and Scotland people
or gourds to
away “Jack of the lantern.” Hence, the term jack-o’-lantem. frighten
decide what designs
be carving before your pumpkin. should choose a
another weighs 1,132 pounds and the mother of them all weighs in at 1,370 pounds.
orange meaning that they are ripe, have no ly
bruises, cuts or nicks.” If
are using a stencil
a pumpkin, the
pumpkins weighing more than 1,000
big ones. Really
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
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
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
and Wisconsin. He doesn’t just carve pumpkins either. He carves wood, ice, vegetables and, his newest craze, cheese.
carving you need the perfect pumpkin and the proper
but his specialty
states including Pennsylvania,
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
carving 101 suggests you
Dahlke has had
said Dahlke. “If
This year he will carve three
doesn’t take a master
This night of trick-or-treating
to Christmas. It’s big.’’
grims arrived. They used them to
largest holiday, next
“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
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
Carving pumpkins into jack-o’lanterns for Halloween has
The perfect tool depends on your own preference,
ground down is
a thin 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
a business. Just before that Dahlke
spent eight hours carving 75
same company. When asked why pumpkin carving is so popular, Dahlke said people
kins for the
enjoy seeing the colourful
sharpener, gutting spoons, tool
tools are also
clear glass candle holders.
To leam more, terns,
patch.com. To see Steve Dahlke’s carvings visit www.stevespumpkinart.com.
Dahlke has been carving
professionally for 15 years.
paring knife to
Steve Dahlke’s pumpkin carv-
but Spookmaster suggests
a few to
This picture shows one
time By JENNIFER It’s
— Page 9
“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
really matters, said the
you buy, but how you wear local
plays the part
Like Magic, a
Waterloo, stands by a
display of accessories
other Halloween merchandise
has the best costume.”
Generally, costume selection
by a trend; for example, tendency can be for pretty,
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
ghoulish or sexy.
movie themes such as
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.
going for the outra-
geous. For instance, ing
Sponge Bob Square Pants, said
Seams Like Magic, St.
N. in Waterloo, sells a
of everything so
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
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,
people to dress up like the characters in hit movies. But this year, there aren’t any hits like that, said
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
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.
Maskerade Manor is Cambridge.
Catholics honour the saints.
this ancient tradition.
Halloween has been celebrated for centuries. The word Halloween
origins in Catholicism.
All Hallows Eve
on Oct. 31. Eventually, All Hallows Eve was shortened and known as the day became Halloween. The following day,
as All Saints Day,
Ireland. In the fifth century
souls of the dead returned to join
origins and spread of the
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.
The Celts wore masks away the wicked spirits of
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
“They’re really attracted to that stuff,” said Pizzey.
Another ever-popular costume is to dress up as a medieval
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
Pages of the phone book.
$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
said Hilborn. maioritv of costumes are between
Those of you who do not plan
dress up on this festive occasion should think again before breaking
witch s hat, Sai^representative Teresa Broderick, 17, tries on a in Guelph s Zellers at sale for oni^P many Halloween items the corner, the cosWillow West mall. With Halloween just around
stage and the crown third-year broadcasting student, took the to above left, Matt Ruiss, a of act™6es. vice-president Oct. 15. Right, CSPs Mizz OWoberfest pageant in the Sanctuary additional and story See event. the and vocals during Miller, shows off his cowboy outfit An Pono 1 O
— SPOKE, October 27, 2003
Mizz Oktoberfest crowned By RYAN
clothes and dancing to
head on Sound of Music’s Julie Andrews’ body stated the pageant
was a “cross-dressing contest
Virgin was just one of the
change the posters,
instead featuring Miss Piggy and
Oktoberfest pageant that was held
Kermit the frog. The new posters promoted the event as a “parody
in the Sanctuary Oct. 15. About 150 students
beauty pageant in celebration of
watch the parody beauty pageant that Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) organized to raise ty in the spirit
counsellor Services Student Carol Gregory said she spoke with
change the message was conveying.
donated a non-perishable food item
Kitchener-Waterloo Food Bank for an hour of role-reversal
ing an event like a beauty pageant,
Students paid $1 to
the seven students that
Conestoga College. was hosted by busi-
Bob Evans, who was
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
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
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
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
reluctant to enter the beauty
pageant due to time constraints. He changed his mind when he heard
bank,” Ruiss said. “If
away from said he wasn't a big
the stress of preparing
focused,” said Ruiss. “Sometimes it’s
nice to do something that’s
a little bit of
Stemmier, using the pseudonym Steinmen on stage, was
(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
sleeved belly top showing a hairy
blond wig with a feathered grey
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,
going towards a good cause. “I decided to do it in the spirit of the school and do it for the food
“You do it to give the students something to laugh at. Students around here feel so school-
you're mocking a group of
mock any group
Third-year broadcasting student
Miller said CSI had no intention
dressed in women’s clothes and wore layers of makeup in an attempt to be crowned Mizz
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
year broadcasting students Jesse Parent as Esmerelda and Trevor
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
Services asked CSI to change the idea of the crossdressing pageant or stop the Mizz Oktoberfest pageant because the competition was mocking the
Posters that were posted on campus with Arnold Schwarzenegger’s
other people to do other student-
The position of Mizz Oktoberfest is not accompanied by any prizes or accolades but was merely a spoof
Ruiss offered the student body
inspirational words of advice on behalf of Mizz Oktoberfest
“Live large, dream hard. Just sleep
through school morale and
(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
— Page 11
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you don’t have one i
— SPOKE, October 27, 2003
Buying a used car requires thought Research, investigation By JAMES CLARK
While going over
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
can also be a
research before investing so
money. Daniel Savu, a sales manager
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
important to do
research on types of cars that you
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
When you you think
finally find a car that
tant to inspect
for signs of
Don’t take the word of the person
trying to sell the car to you.
dishonest salespeople, but in
may be problems that salesperson doesn’t even know
There are a few areas in the inteoverlook but do
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
paint looks fresher in it
Not valid with any other offer. At
Entire books have been written
this subject and it is worth checking them out to make sure that your car buying experience goes as flawlessly as possible.
To get more advice visit a search engine on the Internet and type in the words buying a used car. Try to use a website that is both recent and Canadian. If you follow the steps mentioned in this article and in other resources you are sure to save yourself time and money in the
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Rachel Thomson gets some assistance diagnosing a problem with her car from Jonathan Gummerson in the Conestoga parking
the stereo works, and if the park-
It is essential to check every mechanical device in the car. This includes checking if the windows
could mean the car has been in an accident and bodywork has been done. places
and stop driving. This type of drivis hard on a car engine and
sure the colour of
shows signs of a
interested in buying.
The asking price might
kilometres are on the
brake pedal that
There are many things a person should check on a car they are
require special attention.
rior that are easy to
Start with the exterior
car or include an emissions test in the
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.
the dealer to certify the
autotrader.com. a rush
content with the price try to get
doors. These stickers usually
inspect the car, but the
the dealer a
Escort from a private seller that advertised the car on
She said students should not be
worth every penny.
$20,000 on a car expecting to drive it for 10 years and finding out that it has been in a serious accident,” said Cressman. He said sometimes you won’t see any damages on a car until you get it on a hoist. A mechanic will charge around
for the car.
“There is nothing worse than a going out and spending
price that you are willing to pay
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knowing a licensed mechanic said the car is in good shape will make
they are looking
of the most popular series of that
the car they are looking at,” he said.
Auto Service in Kitchener, mechanic to make sure there aren’t any hidden damsaid getting a
knowing about the car
interested in buying.
“Only a handful of people come to our dealership knowing about
“Only a handful of people also said
peace of mind you will get with
Also look for wear on the tires. If are worn more on one side there may be a problem with alignment, shocks or wheel balance. Take note of rust on the inside and outside of the car. Look under the floor mats and carpet in the trunk for any rust. A little bit of surface rust should be OK, but steer away from an automobile that
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to. comic aims
Horoscope Week of Oct. 26
By PETR CIHACEK
September 23 October 22
Comedy Network, come-
Alter two successful seasons on
Gavin Crawford thinks it's make the Yankees laugh as
time to well.
Crawford, the creator, co-writer and star of The Gavin Crawford
are trying to
new episodes of
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
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.
Another cool thing he
Crawford will probably stay in Canada to shoot the episodes of the third season.
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
on the second season of his selftitled show. If he doesn't succeed in the States this time, he can always focus on
Canadians seem to appreciate his absurd
humour much more than
dudes south of the border. Over the six years he has been on the Toronto comedy scene, he became well
munication skills? Stop
Confusion and poor decision-
are in the
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.
not see the
Mark Jackson (top right) and
night grabbed their beer and turned to the
high school nerd
has earned lots of fans from
feeling inferior about
Crawford (above) plays many characters, such as semi-
sion (of the series) for the States. It’s
number of programs on CTV and The Comedy Network. If he was to appear on The Simpsons, I
guess he would say: “Hello,
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
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
her terrible clothes and a crush on her much younger colleague.
months to put all the episodes for one season together and Crawford
says that a lot of
“She is so dumb.” approximately six
starts at 5 a.m.
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
characters a day.
doing more than
three characters a day, because then
works out so I’m one character for a few days. It makes it a little easier." The majority of the series was
According to Crawford, at first it felt “weird” just to take a break and
Rocking good times
what's good for
change of status
away from shop-
try not to
the job transfer or is likely.
November 22 December 21
in the Hall,
people compare Hall, that
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.
adventurous and competitive
within limits. Success and recog-
-demands of others.
nition will follow.
Capricorn December 22
one of the most brilshows,” says Crawford. “If
Set goals realistically; try to do
but the author does not
“I like to play the librarian,” gig-
Gavin Crawford Show, especially because of the people he worked are pretty busy but
needs. Stop being overly dramatic.
so tightly that you ignore others’
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
Have you been jumping
Stop trying to be a jack-of-all-
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.
and hard work
bring success. Listen to others and
postpone decisions until you're w'ell
hate to be
makes me very happy.”
Besides Kids in the Hall, Crawford also enjoys SCTV and Monty Python’s Flying Circus and
January 20 February 18
he admits the hilarious absurdity of series partly inspired The
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
This seems like a tough time for
Leo July 23
where it matters the most. Break out of stubborn patterns.
it.” it is
be more restrained and original
being intimidated by know'-it-alls. Clearly define what
pursuit of your
goals will result in serious setbacks
be as intriguing as
But don’t worry. those people
you're one of
looks forward to
comfortable knocking on
in Tavern its second annual Rock Horror Halloween costume party show on Oct. 31.
also features prizes for the
and overall best
e prizes will
a surprise,” said
The Dirty Love band member. Matt McLeod. The Dirtv Love is one of
also a second-
year marketing student at the college, said students should come to
the previous year
proved to be a big success. "The place was packed.” he
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.
The more people
pack the the
open at 8 W.. Lancaster Kitchener, and tickets are $8 at the door. However, if you'd like to save
for the event
a couple bucks The Dirty Love is also selling tickets on their website at
www.thedirtylovexjb.net for S5.
McLeod encourages buy
from the band because
proceeds go towards publishing the band's
have approximately eight songs ready to record,” he said, adding the costs to record the CD are expensive and can take a mini-
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
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
at the bar.
August 23 September 22
Heavy demands make you doubt. Loyalty don’t dwell too
You have assert
mind of your own
year journalism student
who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.
— SPOKE, October 27, 2003
Calling By JASON SMITH
become a much more prominent to Conestoga College’s and recreation department.
and Adrienne Schmidt, all firstyear recreation and leisure studies students, requested ice-time at the
Centre earlier in the school year in an attempt to create an ongoing female hockey program
at the col-
were invited to the ice and prove that they
Interested females take to
require a regular schedule at the rec
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
going to be such an said experience,”
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
do anything more than scrimmage during their ice-time.
going to be
because it’s such an awesome Tiffany Blamire,
period, the ladies
pulled through with flying colours.
take part in the team’s activities.
Sealey plays pick-up hockey with
Not only have
granted ice-time for the
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.
former Team Canada member
for each participant, but
"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.”
Friday mornings in Elora.
The hockey school
(Photo by Jason Smith)
has organized the women’s hockey program, arranged for Ginzel to
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
Toronto’s Seneca College. Blamire
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-
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.
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
female varsity hockey team in Conestoga’s future. With the dedi-
Schmidt, it seems the girls are doing everything right. every Regular ice-time is
3 to 4 p.m. at the rec
All females are
Conestoga’s rugby team
hopes to bring home a championship By KATE BATTLER
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.
Oct. 19 the Condors
Flemming Knights, 22-5, for their second loss, but Coach Jeff said
The Ontario Colleges
STRUGGLING WITH A COURSE
As long win
against the will
REQUIRE ONE TO ONE ASSISTANCE?
they will be facing the No.
could really use the fan support
team pulled out a
game on Oct. 25 Humber Hawks they
eight teams in the league
only four will
though,” he said.
Association (OCAA) championship tournament is Nov. 1-2 in
again on Nov.
unavailable at press time.
in the first round.
results of that
in third place,
against the Knights. If the team
to the final they will
face either the Seneca Sting, are ranked No.
in the league, or
what they want said Desrusisseau
because they will then face the
ranked fourth on, Nov.
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the Rangers hold onto the
How the Kitchener Rangers do this season is up in the What’s not up in the air is the
Derek Roy, their captain, Steve Eminger and Gregory Campbell, captains,
as last year’s team and they
will really start playing like
soon as the new players and veter-
son to predict
we have a everything we
shot at did
displaying their skills in a Kitchener
DiRienzo said how it was experience backing up
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
best coaching staffs in the league.
This year the team
the greatest prize in junior
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
confident bunch, but to even
our team just
takes things a step at a time and
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the playoffs if we’re confident we can contend,” he added. Chad McCaffrey, a former centre for
Kitchener Rangers, was year to Toronto St.
McCaffrey was a member of the Memorial Cup Rangers and feels they have another good team this year.
The coaching he
“Our division that,
“The Rangers have a good group of veteran guys as well as
some new players
so they should
have another great season,” he said.
know by December
another shot of
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-
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
“Our coaching staff will go out and pick up a couple of key guys
year those thoughts could be in the
from other teams and bulk up for
close to doing what they did
Memorial Cup Harrison. “With
hope the Rangers make in the playoffs.”
going to be a good year, but
have to learn
variety of ways. If
year to win
“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
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
"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,”
practice at the too early in the sea-
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
can take home the Memorial Cup again
For the Rangers
will be a great
challenge to see
the pressure of being the defending
champs. Kitchener has great fans, probably the best in the
Rangers are going to have to find extra energy from the fans and use them as a seventh man.
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
Workshop begins the week of November 3
a Ranger defenceman The Rangers had a new addition put
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
crowd kind of hockey they
feed off the energy of their
and play the
and that has fans lining up for a ticket to experience the hockey and the
occurs the following year, every
year so we’ll end up playing
Harrison said the Rangers have a
it certainly is going to be a tough season, but think if we play as a unit we’ll be hard to
clear the Rangers are
a tough one,” said Harrison.
ready to play another hard season.
ing out the wins.
team focused and
year because he on and off the ice
going to be crucial that these players understand their roles and get the rest of the
in goal last
the Rangers trainer,
be the toughest
one of the defenceman, said he thinks the key to this year is grind-
minds of many.”
Marcus Smith, Andre Benoit, Petr Kanko. Nathan O’Nabigon and
have to turn to the veterans, players like
are going to be
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
the big challenges, but imagines
“I’m really excited
of their four best players.
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."
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