Attack of the Condors The varsity rugby team won bronze at
Halloween howl Students
filled the Sanctuary Halloween party on Oct. 30.
Award handed out
Disability services counsellor Rick
was honoured Feature
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 9
College security stepped up By CARLA
After a rash of thefts lege.
at the col-
Susan Gilbert, manager of securiand parking services at Sheridan,
said about 100 doors in the school
accessed. order to enter stu-
dents must swipe a card, which
Although the policy may sound
to students, chief of security A1 Hunter said they have been in place for years.
"We just stepped ment," he said.
At 5 p.m. each day specialty labs and high-risk areas, such as journalism and broadcast labs, are locked. Hunter said students who wish to use the labs in the evening must get a faculty
to sign a pass,
monitored by security
and when a person enters and can determine who is permitted. For instance, she said a marketing stu-
would not allow him or her access to a graphic design lab. Gilbert said there are also dent’s card
between 75 and 80 cameras around Sheridan’s campus. “There are cameras
ing lots, classrooms, labs and areas w'orth a lot of money," she added.
name, number and times he or she
College in London, said they also use swipe cards in specialty labs.
will be there. Then the student must present the pass to security before the door is unlocked.
"We also have cameras in the labs to stop people from stealing, eating and drinking in the labs,”
Some students think the policy is inconvenient, but Hunter said it’s the way to go.
and can with
and security,” he said. Hunter added if a student
an overnight pass or a
an extended period of
program dean must sign
the pass as well as the teacher.
for safety reasons.
said there must be a three graphic their
department after hours.
other colleges use a
currently in the process of imple-
Conestoga has cameras on the second and third floors, but none on the fourth or in parking lots where most of the thefts have
Between July and October about $6,000 worth of camera equipment was stolen from the fourth floor television editing suites and several stereo systems have been lifted from cars in various lots. Other technical equipment was also stolen throughout the college. Hunter said cameras were not previously installed in parking lots and on the fourth floor because they didn’t have the funds.
menting keyless entry.
Continued on Page 2
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
of student activities
140-pound hog. See Page 10
a roasted pig. The CSI sponsored a pig 200 students showed up to chow down on the
Miller digs into
roast for students at the residence on Oct. 30. About
Students pig out on pork By
Third-year special studies student
students at the first-ever residence
and resident adviser Debbie Brock w'as in charge of managing and promoting the event to make sure
pig roast, there
was no way they
The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre held a pig roast for students in the residence's first-
floor lounge, courtesy of
Approximately 200 students showed up for a piece of the roasted pig that weighed 63 kilograms. Baked beans, casseroles, buns, pop and fixings were also donated by the CSI for the residence event. The number of students that lined up outside the lounge and into the lobby exceeded the expectations of Ethan Miller, CSFs vice-president of student
was unsure how many students would come to the pig roast Miller
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
were out in full force Oct. 28 due to a powerful The lights were seen as far south as California. lights
because the event wasn't advertised until the day before.
through a wheat
amazing. seemed happy about "It
Everybody and I'm it
looking forward to seeing another
events that CSI
one of many hoping to hold in
conjunction with residence. CSI
has already helped fund different residence events like a trip
Niagara Falls shopping trip
September, and a Toronto on Nov.
leave each day to walk to classes. “It w-as probably one of the most organized events we’ve had." Oberle said. "CSI has done a great job and w e thank them for all their
help so far this year."
CSI spent about $350
students show'ed up.
pig roast in the future." Brock said.
Students Inc. (CSI) on Oct. 30.
Genevieve Oberle said she was impressed by the student turnout at the pig roast, with it being one of the most successful events held so far in residence this year.
Oberle said the great attendance could be attributed to the pig roaster being set up by the back door of residence where students
in total for
from Egli's Meat Market in Baden. Ont. Miller said he would like to do more pig roasts in the future, but they involve a lot of work. "The thing with roasting pigs is about
people just see the romantic side of it. They only see the end product
and they don't see that you have to gel up at 5:30 in the morning and lift a 140-pound sw ine onto a rolisserie." Miller said.
cooked the pig was something
He hopes battle
to organize a
of the bands and a huge pig
roast at the college in the future, as
well as another pig roast at the res-
idence in the spring.
CSI appeal board decision By JEFF
The CSI has upheld its decision who to disqualify the two students appealed
from the board of director’s elec-
Nizar Abboud and Francesco Robles both lost their appeals in a unanimous decision by the appeal
also disqualified but chose not to
was made on
Falconer said the accusation was
decision, asked Falconer for
anyone deal with you honestly say.'
doesn’t think the rules
were significant enough
"Pulling the race card,
his advice from a policy stand-
to result in
The rules stated candidates were allowed one poster per 30 feet of
“Anyone can take a poster off and it makes it somewhere else,
not an issue.
sleep on Oct. 18 at the age of 61.
be filled. Falconer said the decision on how it will be tilled will be left up
Kawalec took his job seriously, Lowndes. “He was proud to have worked for the college for so long.”
Country Club. Donations can be made in his name to St. Mary’s Hospital, the Heart and Stroke Foundation of
be under his
“They’re so experienced, they’ve put so much time into the CSI, it’s sad that they’re probably upset, I
tence that they review the election policies at the end of the year, and
don’t blame them.’’
make needed changes.
also a previous
Zehrs employee and a former owner of the Conestoga Golf and
who now acknowledges problems policies.
oversees the continu-
This whole experience has raised a red flag, according to Falconer,
to the board.
attending his classes,” she said.
tion for the last spot.
ing education courses. “They all looked forward to
board of directors. Falconer encourages the three to stay involved and even run again it the board decides to hold a byelec-
Waterloo campus administration
than 20 years. He was well liked by the stu
were acclaimed to their positions on the board, leaving one position
and brought a very neat perspective
taught these courses
bartending and mixology
He said last year when Robles and Ekpen were on the board they didn’t always agree with the other board members, and because he was with them this year, the CSI thought he would cause problems for the board as well. Falconer disagreed and said Robles and Ekpen were both very active people who had a lot to say
teacher at Conestoga College s Waterloo campus died in his
reason and that the CSI has a specific reason why they don’t want the three of them on the board.
ing against non-Canadian born stiu
between the CSI Judy Dusick, president
in an e-mail accused the CSI of being a proficient racist student
chief returning officer
the accusations, the
had an advantage.
most serious came from Ekpen,
of the election
were followed as
appeal the decision. The decision to disqualify
written, so that all the candidates
board, Oct. 24. third student. Sele
three of their
that with the
them together on the board and only six total members, every vote would have been difficult. “The CSI doesn’t want people who stand up for themselves,” said Abboud, “they want people to go with whatever they want to
vote and campaign material was up, and other candidate’s still
was a tough Falconer said decision but he wanted to make the
three candidates chose to use
one poster with names on it.
wall, posters could not be posted in the business wing and posters had
Ontario or the Children’s Wish Foundation.
Students win new Canada Millennium scholarships By JAMES
Ronda Shantz and law and security student Justin Kennedy received
Scholarship Foundation has award-
ed the in-course excellence award to five Conestoga College students for their academic achievement
received the award.
There were up to 100 renewable $5,000 scholarships, up to 200 renewable $4,000 scholarships and 900 $4,000 scholarships available. has It is the first year the award been distributed. Students are eligible for the award if they achieved a
77 per cent average in their previous year of studies at a post-secondary institution. The student must display strong leadership qualities and perform volunteer work that betters their community.
Only 16 Conestoga College students applied for the award.
To apply a student must have two references, one from a friend and one from a faculty member. An application form must also be filled Sarah Roberts
and one other
Conestoga student, whose name was unavailable, were the recipients of the renewable $4,000 schol-
They must maintain
average and continue to be an asset to their
said he was surprised read the email that said he was one of the winners because he realized the chances of winning
were slim. Kennedy volunteered
to receive the
of different events at Conestoga.
preformed security duties at pub nights and helped with Explore
Conestoga days. Outside of school Kennedy volunat Planned Parenthood, a
group Kennedy coordinated a conference that educated youth on making responsible sexual
said the 10 to 15 hours of vol-
work he did a week was
community. “You don’t really plan your volunteer work around something like this.” said
ning on joining the military alter
Mary Anne Helmond vintage
Scholarship Foundation also offers an entrance award. This award is available only to students
Continued from Page 1 He added cameras were also not included in the design of the fourth
“We were more concerned
Cameras mounted in
All awards given out by the foundation are based on merit with no
childhood education student La-
regard to financial need.
they will not be added to the fourth floor. However, Hunter said a high-
Parr said. “If something is being taken, security will be on top of the thief.”
happy with the immi-
her booth at the craft and
are putting our
teacher, said he
excited about the
new system. “It’s a unique system and it will protect every piece of equipment
“It's a deterrent,”
she said, adding
crimes of opportunity or carelessness of the equipment owner. Despite numerous break-ins and thefts at
nent security feature. “It reiterates the college’s
ondary education. The foundation has awarded more than $1.2 billion its
tech alarm system
360,000 students since
Security concerns promptly answered
entering their first-year of post-sec-
1-2. that took place at the recreation centre Nov.
the scholarship but
to help out in the
mechanic apprentice student Michael Gingerich, early Industrial
(Photo by James Doyle)
promotes healthy sexual-
the $4,000 scholarship.
Conestoga, many students
mitment and dedication to the program,” he said. “Sometimes it s hard to get even a nickel or a dime
“Personally I feel safe. I think I am capable of taking care of myself,’ and said Tanya Parasram, a law
out of them.”
system called a screamer is being stolen the alarm will immediately sound in the security office and the cameras will automatically show the area where
alarm. If anything
She said she hasn’t taken any to extra precautions when it comes parking her car here. stuMelissa Dorken, a marketing her dent, said she double-checks doors are locked now. “But,
— Page 3
•Lasagna luncheon huge success By CARLA
Kast said. “Next year
to the hard work and dedof volunteers, cafeteria and Conestoga College stu-
op placement, has been on The United Way campaign committee
dents and their grumbling stomachs, the Oct. 28 lasagna luncheon
for three years.
Prcikschas helped dish out the luncheon to students. The lunch included a slice of
a great success.
John Kast, lood services director for the cafeteria, said they sold 240 lunches at $5 each. those
vegetarian or meat piece
Kast said. “All of the proceeds will he given to The United
Welch said with a smile. “We've gone through six
lasagna and we’re only
The $1,200 cafeteria’s
school drive for
The United Way.
"It’s a nice feeling to
portive in their
lend a sup-
cause,” she said.
Natalie Hivi, 25, a second-year
"With the Casual Fridays’ money raised an extra $500,” Kast said. "So that brings our grand total to
student, both agreed they chose the
by almost $600.
Conestoga College, in celebration of Halloween. Conestoga Students Inc. put on a Sanctuary
number of horror day
was only $5
provides funding to an
support to more 7,000 funded agencies. It
10,000 organizations through direct donor giving. Big Brother, Big Sister and Habitat For Humanity are just a few of the organizations that are funded through the campaigns.
Kast said The United
his favourite charities for
and worthwhile “Without the United Way most of these charities would not even exist. Their "It’s
a lot of areas, and
that’s a great thing.”
(Photo by Carta Kowatyk)
Chef Michael Preikschas serves up a plate of lasagna for the United Way on Oct. 28. They sold 240 lunches at $5 each.
Halloween party rocks
computer programmer analyst student, said he loves these movies and plans to watch as many as pos-
anymore of these movies.”
watch the whole if I like what
rent the movie.”
Students packed the dance floor
during these movies.”
relations student, said he’s not real-
something new ‘
Alex Donn, a second-year
engineering student, said he likes the movies, but wishes they
showed a greater seems
like all the
these teen slasher films.
at least it’s
for a change. it’s
I’m not complaining.” Jody Andruszkiewicz, the CSI events programmer, said he likes the way the movie theme week was received by students
some good old
Roughly half the students
Soica. a first-year public
ly into the
Neil D’ Souza, a third-year mechanical engineering student, said he's not really enjoying the
By MIKE WILSON
Halloween movie pretty cool and I think there should be more movie theme weeks throughout the “I think this
a great place to
great for relaxing. in
Kast pointed out that The United
luncheon United Way.”
Quigley, a first-year mar-
money from to The
fantastic that the
get to see a part of a movie.” said
atmosphere in the Sanctuary and "1
regular lunch,” the 23-year-old said. ‘‘And
keting student, said he enjoys the
movies and wishes the lights would be turned back on. "1 don’t like how you come in here for your hour lunch and only
movies included Friday the 13th, Halloween, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Urban Legends and Scream. CSI played three or four movies a Sanctuary
that kept the
for students to watch.
By BRYAN MARTIN was
25. a first-year advertising
Wanzo said. Rob Speers, a
with scary It
outdid ourselves this year,”
worker could donate a
in the first
Welch had many reasons
uniforms on days called "Casual
been going really well,”
Cafeteria stall were encouraged to dress in clothing other than their
toonie and dress
every single penny.”
he chose the lasagna over other
Julie Welch, a volunteer with co-
again and aim for $2,000.”
says he plans to have more of in the future.
party wore costumes. Cat outfits,
gypsies, tarts and schoolgirl cos-
was a welcome change
tumes were popular for the girls. A lot of the guys wore hobo costumes and there were also a
couple dressed as pimps.
The Sanctuary was
Conestoga Students year’s
nights and parties.
shows that students are starting to buy into awesome Jody said life,” student “I think
Andruszkiewicz, the CSI's events
programmer. The dance floor was packed for most of the night and bartenders and other staff were consistently
Second-year journalism stuJames Clark was memorable in his Jack Nicholson dent,
costume made out of an About Schmidt movie poster. And second-year computer Glen student engineering Sutherland wore a full-bod\ Dragon costume.
"We had 320 kids through the said night.” last door Andruszkiewicz. The capacity
One hundred given
were male and
female costumes. Jessica
up as a pregnant nun.
The male student who won first place dressed up as a box with the phrase "box man” written across
CSI merchandise and a Batman statuette from Cam on Comics were also given away. Andruszkiewicz did not dress up.
(^estoga College students filled the Sanctuary on Oct. 28. Conestoga Students Inc. showed a ’^Pty of scary movies, including Know What You Did Last Summer and Friday the 13th. I
love Halloween but
student tried to hit a secu-
guard, said Andruszkiewicz.
"He was drunk so we didn't let him in and he got upset." Andruszkiewicz said he was happy with the way security handled the situation.
— SPOKE, November
McGuinty misled Ontarians getting it. Ontario has chosen change, but we're not less than a for premier been only has Dalton McGuinty promise. month and he has already broken a campaign the end would he announced On Oct. 30, McGuinty voters during told he when freeze, rate hydro current until 2006. the election he would keep the cap premier s plan to the of part is subsidy Cancelling the from the reduce the $5. 6-billion deficit he inherited
Step right up and test your
Conservatives. residents and This decision is a smart one. Right now, hour kilowatt per cents 4.3 small businesses are paying picking up the lest, been had government provincial The the which is almost two cents more. So far, it has cost ,
province about $700 million. also The cap does help those with low incomes. But it not aie they since energy, waste encourages residents to cost. real the .. seeing „ r lied. However, the simple fact remains that McGuinty the playing He's defence? his in doing he is And what .
towards the former premier for misleading the public about the Eves told the deficit. During his campaign, Ernie
out at province there was no deficit. But the truth came Peters Erik auditor former the end of October, when announced the province has a $5. 6-billion debt. In a speech to the Economic Club of Toronto, McGuinty took aim at the Tories. He said, “Never has any state of provincial budget so inaccurately represented the or billion $1 by oft be To the government's finances. billion $5.6 by off be to but thing, one is $2-billion even incomprehensible and unforgivable. I mean what hapis
to the truth here?" did happen to the truth? Yes, the
for it. did lie to us, and they should be publicly criticized But the finger pointing has got to end. During the election in race, the liberal leader also promised $5 .4-billion increased spending, as well as a cap on tuition fees ovei two years. What else- is he going to put on his chopping block in the name of Ernie Eves? McGuinty is acting as if he was caught off guard by such a large debt figure. But he has no reason to be surIn prised McGuinty even said he was expecting a deficit. it Dunfield Allison by article Mail an Oct. 30 Globe and $2said McGuinty’s campaign promises were based on a billion deficit. Also, on Sept. 22,
hear you knocking but you don’t come in I
Mullins, an economist from the
Fraser institute, predicted a $4. 5-billion deficit. That was enough time for McGuinty to adjust his campaign. He had 10 days to come clean with the voters and tell us which campaign promises he wouldn’t be able to keep if the prediction was true. But he chose not to because he knew it
endless hours listening to others
complain about they are with
do nothing 1
can but see
in their actions.
to be the place
per get to the students and facul-
of Conestoga College.
lying to Ontarians. The public should hold McGuinty accountable for his own dishonesty. If McGuinty is not going to let Eves get away with lying to Ontario, we should not let McGuinty get away with his hypocritical behaviour. Is it too much for Ontarians to expect politicians to do what they say
ple enjoy reading
a joke. Well,
people are thinking well,
Look at the botYou will see all
to get a
hold of us. There's even a room
not easy being “the voice of
the school” and
can honestly is in
else that will
are willing to fight.
faculty to talk to us,
physical sense, but
members of CSI and we poke at
I’m someone who believes nothing can be accomplished unless
and offer your thoughts; we’re
people will want to read.
someone who newsroom on a daily
number, so you can find the
you may have noticed.
their best to get the stories that
can’t help but hear
the time to offer suggestions to
in the halls
Spoke is crap or what would you
passing. But no one has taken
about the paper.
according to remarks
big role in helping this newspa-
As a journalism student
occurs most frequently.
be one of story
doesn't even have to
but continue to
offer any advice
well-written, entertaining or
a I would love just once to get phone call saying that a story was
I’m beginning to think that theracareer py would have been a better
affect his votes. The new premier deliberately deceived us. Then, he turned around and chastised Eves for
studying journalism but
manner. Tell us what you
big but nothing will hap-
you put your words
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CSI comments taken out
The Oct. 14, 2003 issue of Spoke contained an article covering the “Student life 102” student activity.
message of safe student life. Because of this lead, the CSI feels the valuable message that stu-
in the lead, rather
You never know what kind of an influence you’ll have by setting a
body, yet those same
ing the rest of the article.
The CSI does endorse the use
juana, unsafe sex or drinking to the point of
can be fun, while remain-
was diminished. The CSI recognizes that comments made in the lead are designed ing safe,
Practice what you preach.
to get the attention of the student
have put too much emphasis on the
CSI does not endorse the use of marijuana, unsale sex or drinking to the point of drunkenness. In fact,
opposite including the distribution
of free condoms over the years, the use of Digital
The CSI applauds the efforts of the students in the journalism program to continue to report events and activities
recently attended a the
nessed an appalling sight. At least 10 middle-aged people who had
obviously had “one too many” got in their vehicles and drove home. As a teenager I was always told
under any circumstances,
drink and drive. believe
drunk driving only applies to people under 30? That something magical happens to you when you turn 20 that takes away that
the effects of alcohol?
The older generation needs some responsibility.
Almost 40 per
cent of those crashes involved peo-
between the ages 16 and 24. is an alarming statistic. But il it’s going to decrease, an example needs to be set. Although the older generation may have more driving experiple
judgment and slows
any age. Adults aren't any less likely to face the consequences of impaired drinking either. A 40-year-old can effects at
have a breathalyser
installed in their car.
lose their licence.
after a car crash.
Consequently, a 40-year-old can be a designated driver. A 55-
spend the night,
instead of driving
The concept of “it will never to me" doesn’t just apply
think most adults
feel alcohol-related accidents are
something reserved for the young. Most ads against drinking and driving
make young people
only reckless ones on the
don’t believe drunk driving applies to
them. But what older people don’t
get in to that car
after a night of drinking, you're
endangering more than you think. Not only are you jeopardizing your life, and the life of other drivers. you are teaching your children that it’s OK to drive after having a couple of drinks. After
knowing after a
grows up and dad drive
few drinks, then they are
likely to adopt this irrespon-
parent should have the integri-
a t \gm this
their children not
and drive, but to teach by example. is
However, the CSI also urges student reporters to ensure the quotes they print are consistent with the con-
increased security presence at our the hiring of highly staff.
— Page 5
to student radio, CJIQ
CSI donates By
control room. There are
donation from CSI that will help
the radio station grows, a new board would have more inputs for lines to
said a donation to student radio.” He Falconer. Justin CSI President
they can provide a greater lab experience for students and upif
The donation was confirmed at. a board of directors meeting for the radio station a couple of weeks ago.
This would allow
or the cafeteria.
Burley said there are also two
microphones operating on one conbe trol right now and they could split so they each have their own control. “It’s just the
Burley said the board they have
relationship the said Burley between CJIQ and CSI began with with a donation of $30,000 to help startup costs during CJIQ’s first three years.
most comThe plan is
will look like
thing the students will see when they leave here and get jobs in the
“we work with them
on promoting and advertising all the CSI events," Burley said,
adding, “What they’re doing in exchange for that is donating
$10,000 to buy new equipment.” Burley said the money is being “earmarked” lor a new board in the
lution of the radio station,”
mercial radio stations.
them buy a new control board. “It was a clear-cut choice to make
“It’s just like
a special gift that
given on occasion through co-operation. ly
“We’ve been working close-
with the radio station
works with the equipment Third-year broadcasting student, Stacey Edwards,
An Amazing Race
THE GOAL OF STUDY GROUP LEARNING
When you go to college, you are joining a community that is organized for One of the keys to success is to form study partnerships with your fellow students as much of the learning in college goes on outside the classroom as
Give up? Conestoga College,
study groups are better than others are. Some groups develop a rapport that enables the group to perform at a high level. What makes a
Coggan hopes this race will clear up confusions and let people know
Well, not the real show, but a
performance are usually good participants. Students who attend regularly, who complete their assignments, and who take notes in class make good candidates.
that public relations is a
similar one with a public relations twisf.
Students in the public relations
course are putting on this race
size should be small to encourage participation. Small groups have fewer problems agreeing on a meeting times, can generate more ideas when brainstorming, and are better at evaluating ideas
dent in public relations, says the event is being held to inform peo-
can include comparing and sharing notes; sharing and discussing reading assignments; and holding research sessions and post-exam reviews.
ple about public relations
together. Tackling a test review as the
for the pub-
communication and evalua-
And each to learn
stressful for the group.
guest will get a chance
aspects of this
She adds there
businesses coming to the region
need the expertise of advertising and public relations personnel. This program
on, they have to
Coggan says people
what or what
not meant to
think of the people it.
but rather “to gener-
awareness of the program and
educate internal college people
it,” Reyner says. Along with faculty, deans and
are enrolled in programs that
with public relations have
been invited to the event.
of the week. Mac s
president of the college, students
McDeals™ every day
to think of public relations
Playing your favourites, every day of the week. MONDAY
in the area.
about the topic.
they get a chance to win
may vary from
In order to
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Various booths will be set up, each dealing with a specific area of
complete all of the booth’s ties and get a stamp.
•Not valid with any other
public relations, where guests will
order of business can be quite
Deborah Reyner demand in the
Co-ordinator says there
takes time for people to learn to work
Accountability of all members is important. All participants should have a clear idea of what they should bring to each meeting. Members should work on their own before going to the group and come prepared for the session,
Organize your study group early.
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Study groups are not cram sessions. Groups need to meet early in die semester and meet regularly throughout it Having review sessions prior to exams is only one reason to form a study group. Other functions of the group
Sanctuary on Thursday from
RACE is an acronym
gram. This is the first year the program has been offered at the college.
Jeff Laythorpe, a first-year stu•
Motivated students who care about
She says a big misconception
that people in this field are deceitful, something she says is not true.
And in three days, a number of invited guests will get a chance to
group function at
public relations have in
students study on their own.
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Conestoga employee bikes
You Can Make
,a DAWN HASSON
questioned what he did, but in light of the outcome, lie should rest assured he did the right thing.
Rick Casey received an employee recognition award, called the Guild Award, lor community
involvement on Nov. 5 for amazing 8,000-kilometre bike
HUNTINGTON SOCIETY OF CANADA
very flattered and humbled said Casey. “I got a
from our department and by surprise.” call
The school had a reception attended by about 30 people on Oct. 28 to congratulate Casey. Casey began B.C.
bike tour on
cross-Canada 4 in Victoria,
was sparked by
Marian Mainland, the co-ordi-
nator ot disability
really deserves the award.
Testing clerk Judy Hart agreed.
services Guild Award.
him messages throughout his trip. “I was really excited to follow him on his way,” said Mainland. She was not the only one. Cheryl
"Part ot his bike trip
was to give and go through
the healing process.”
department and took
her 10-year-old son, Keenan. He painted three stones with his name, Cheryl Vogan's five-year-old son Connor, and Casey's daughter Kyla. Keenan Vogan gave them to Casey in a felt bag with a message of support. to
Casey took the stones on the ride with him and collected a rock from each province. He gave the rock collection to Keenan, which fed his
love for rock collecting.
"He won’t even
shortly after her 16lh birthday with
boost his confidence.
had a bad
the help she
that experience really
really hard to get the
funding and support to
written information, to author or
answer questions of a numerical nature.
to process a question
speak with confidence, make
take the appropriate
PROBLEM SOLVING - the ability to
answer with thought when
presented with situations.
“Keenan gained confidence in in so many ways by being
DECISION MAKING -
a part of Rick's ride.”
which causes a person
ended on Aug. 20 in Nfld. and cost about $7,000 for his food, airfare, and trip
Cape Spear. equipment.
up really think
you're going to take on a trip ot
sure you've got
throughout the the
summer by check-
Canadian Mental Health
Association's website. The site had updates on where Casey was each da\ tSk-tures. day/jp.'!
and a place
answer adequately when presented
PLANNING AND ORGANIZATION -
going through a rough time dealing with it and being a part of Casey’s
with a question that requires a decision.
Casey remarked that it was a very moving experience for him. “I was very touched by it,” said Casey. “My wife (Audrey) and I are always so amazed by the gen-
THINKING SKILLS -
boy,” said Vogan.
various places across the country.
NUMERACY - the
eye contact, and use correct grammar.
“At a time important to Rick he took the time to help a small
ride as well as being able to follow
ORAL COMMUNICATION - the ability
Casey said. treat In order to raise awareness about mental health diseases, he spoke at effectively,"
you don't acknowledge
compose, or communicate by
skills that are required to be successful in academics. Did you know that employers use this same guide to help them assess the skills of an employment candidate?
WRITING - the
experience with the mental health
These are the
READING — the ability to look at, to understand, to take to written or printed material.
Keenan was given the chance to Casey in Owen Sound,
form of mental illness that includes severe mood swings and some of
them out of
the bag,” said Cheryl Vogan.
changed his life,” Hart said. Kyla Anne Casey died from a pulmonary embolism in September 2001. She had been diagnosed "It's
ESSENTIAL SKILLS NEEDED FOR SUCCESS
Vogan, a support services officer from Conestoga's physical
“He had a really hard time for a couple of years,” said Mainland. him time
Keenan Vogan, 10, and Marian Mainland, the co-ordinator of disability services. The three are enjoying Casey’s reception on Oct. 28 to congratulate him on his commuwith
death ot his 19-year-old daugh-
kind of took
day and to
MEMORY - the
the ability to plan tasks for a
appropriate order with
repeat information heard and not to ask
questions that have already been answered.
through was very special for the
FINDING INFORMATION -
find important information
WORKING WITH OTHERS and
about times when you worked
function as part of a team,
erosity of people." In
of Keenan's adventure
summer. Vogan him for the Guild this
nominated Award. Casey has been on leave from the college and is set to return next
He of his
plans to pull together stories
the help ol stall in
show eagerness and
for on-going training, and professional and personal development.
a professional manner.
— SPOKE, N ovember
municipal politics By
here for two years on a volunteer
“The position exposed me he world of education,
college’s past president of
Conestoga Students Inc. continues to speak up for students.
“It’s a similar skill set.”
one of eight on the .ballot today
Ethan Miller, CSI vice-president of activities, said he never worked
with Olinski but knew him well. “He was a warrior for students
and was never too busy to you,” said Miller. He added Olinski '
here and brought
26-year-old is running against Wayne Buchholtz, Carole Reitzel. Terry Sehl. Maureen
Howell and Steve Woodworth. Each candidate is vying for one of
concerned about some of
the recent decisions
why he decided
One highly publicized issue Olinski said he would address is the debate on whether or not to allow public health nurses into the high schools. bers worry
Some board mem-
the nurses will contra-
But, Olinski said nurses should be permitted as long as they adhere to the teachings of Catholic values and principles. “We must allow and trust our trained professionals to council our children on health-related issues in the schools."
Olinski’s objectives also include setting priorities for the
keeping the province accountable and representing the interests of
But before becoming involved politics,
million plus budget and represent stakeholders by putting himself
in others' shoes.
plan, assisted in co-ordinating the
polar plunge for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, raised more
$4,000 for the- on-campus food bank and dealt with many other issues during his term. Justin Falconer, present CSI who worked with president,
(Photo by Jen Howden)
Olinski last year, said Olinski is persistent and is not swayed by
popular opinion. “He knows students and can the
Currently Olinski is the executive director for the College Student Alliance (CSA), a provincial lobbying group representing more than 140,000 students,
including Conestoga’s. He was also the volunteer president for the
about a year ago. This Conestoga graduate
not elected he added he
will be looking for
even more vol-
two months before classes Conestoga College. Kate
and her friend Theresa make a trip from their hometown to look for a place to board while going to school in Kitchener. They are on a for residence, so they
may become years.
To address this concern, College Student Alliance executive director Jon Olinski said students should the municipal elec-
vote today in tion.
with the college’s expansion, hous-
ing could become a problem
Gazzola said another problem students and their living
parties are a nightly happening, not
on weekends. have seen these young people
various states of social interac-
have been embarrassed,” he “The aftermath is not a pretty sight with empties strewn around
Ward 3 candidate
lege, lives in
bylaw prohibiting any
of social interaction.”
have seen these young
Len Carter, candidate for ward (3) and governor of the
Recently, the City of Kitchener the area across
“So residents knew there
area and late-night parties.”
would be student housing
know what everyone
take part in the political process.
and a lack of long-term planning on the city’s part. “Only one house was here when the
change the bylaw,” he said, adding he encourages students to
to get all
what each wants.
“We have other.
examine the candidates’ platforms and look carefully at the important issues - student housing being one
impact yet. Falconer said the bylaws were a
reality in the
baskets donated by various departments at peers between the college and from the community. Monetary donations were being accepted in exchange for a ticket for a chance to win a
Kevin Mullan, vice-president of finance and student services, said
90 student houses
fictional, the situation
Give and you shall receive Conestoga United Way campaign chair Monica Himmeiman
the players involved together and
However, Mullan added the bylaw has not had a negative
have already reached their limit of three boarders each. Although Kate and Theresa are
(Photo by Jason Noe)
do something about it. Gazzola said he wants
look for the closest thing off campus. They come up empty. The 80 to
during a recent college council
Conestoga Registrar Fred Harris
and human resources elected he would remain as
Housing bylaw in lower Doon heated issue for students and
bring their perspectives to
dict Catholic morals.
things to the college. As” CSI president, Olinski said he learned how to manage a Si-
the four spots up for grabs. “I
will correlate well with
elected. his position as trustee if
Jon Olinski’s name will be
the transit system.
a good transit system
here, students could live
in the city.”
Falconer added busing to school would also cost students even more money. However, the college is doing its part.
Mullan said Conestoga hopes to build another residence close to the
from the college known as lower Doon.
Previous to this, the city passed an interim housing bylaw, which limits the number of boarders per
principle of families opening their
existing one for 2005.
But, he said it is still in the exploratory stage and they have to be sure they can fill it before it
This year saw a seven per cent increase in first-year enrolments at
“The problem is that there has been a group of absentee landlords
for student housing and
even greater increase next year as the enrolment Grade 12 have for figures expect
Carter said he would support the
modifications of houses to student
to get the
most dollars out of the house.” John Gazzola, current councillor for Ward 3, said he knows the issue is a serious problem and wants to
get no government grants we can’t
The third candidate for Wt®p, Bob McColl, was unavailable for comment.
Sharman sues By TIM
ing back against the Recording Industry Association of America
(RIAA), filing a federal lawsuit for copyright infringement. Sharman, the makers of the popular file-sharing application Kazaa, claims
Sharman is accusing entertainment companies of using an altered version of the program known as Kazaa Lite, an ad-less version, to
They download song files from computers to search for
determines a song file is copyrighted, a subpoena is issued to Internet access providers to find out who the account holder is sharing the file.
month of September, 261 lawsuits were launched against In the
who were accused
over the Internet.
manager. only have,
10 or 13 songs
not going to slop
people avoid the threat of
by not downloading music, but rather copying friend’s "I
has in downloaders.
All the tracks that
what the music
computer came from
a friend,” said
19-year-old student Ben
more than 500 songs, but not one of them was downloaded from the Internet.
The lawsuit alleges that the entercompanies violated antitrust laws by stopping Sharman from distributing authorized copies of music and movies through tainment
The RIAA called Sharman's “newfound admiration for the importance of copyright law" ironic and self-serving.
The abundance of lawsuits doesn
the RIAA's actions “monopolistic and conspiratorial” reports Canoe.ca news in a Sept. 24 article.
right to alter its software, calling
songs, and I'm not a very avid user, says 8-year-old Carolyn Allan, a Wal-Mart customer serv-
versions of Kazaa with
who have thousands
Vanuatu with offices Australia.
South Pacific island of in
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
the seagull cross the road?
seagull uses a student crosswalk outside the recreation centre at
Conestoga Students Myitis
wicked" are hats “these miscellaneous student; quote
1 4.95 $ At the CIS office I
-SanctuaryOGA STUDENTS NO.
COT* E S T vl
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
(Photo by Kate VandeVen)
student Matt First-year architectural construction engineering at residence. offered food free of the advantage Reid takes
Get your delicious pig here! 140-pound pig for residence s Ethan Miller, CSI VP of student activities, cooked up a free to students. was CSI, the by funded was on Oct. 30. The event, which
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
piece of tender white meat
removed from the
was roasted on an
industrial-size pig spit outside the
Conestoga Residence and Conference
Second-year police foundations student Steve Gill (left to right), third-year special studies dent Debbie Brock, and Ethan Miller get up close and personal with the pig.
(Photo by Ryan Conn&t
Students lined up outside the the lobby
order to â€œpig out.â€?
Condors win bronze By KATE BATTLER
The Conestoga men’s rugby team overcame
a hard loss in their
come back and win
bronze medal Championship Welland, Nov.
Hussey connecting on
The aggressive play of Alex
Brubacher and Craig Johnston all game helped push the Condors ahead and Adam Pettipiere helped move the ball forward by running
Condors lost their opening match to the Fleming Knights, 245. The team was down 9-0 after the half with the Knights connect-
rode on the foot of Joel
after his finger
end the Condors
the ball well.
A couple of mistakes made by the team ended with the Knights scor-
stuck to the
saying the team played well defensively
Jeff Desruisseau said the
players were nervous going into the game. They tried to destroy the other team with hard tackles but missed some which helped the Knights to
gain the advantage. “It was an utter disappointment,"
The difference between the first game and the second was like night and day. The team got off to a great
helped,” he said, “but
The Condors year a
his contributions. try in the
on both the forwards and the backs working together and were able to have better control of the ball and the game. Hogg and Keegstra are the league all-stars and the championship allstars from the Condors. “The goal this year was to finish better than last year,” said Hogg.
pjayed well as a team.” Hussey
The Condors scored a
said the dif-
Fleming and the win on Nov. 2 over Humber was that the team
Hussey was a
“The team played well in this game,” he said. “They came out
ference between the loss on Nov.
the player that
penalty kicks, went out early in the
hard said Desruisseau.
“The team played
usually kicks the conversions and
taking the lead.
Condors up 9-0 going into the second half. Desruisseau said Hussey helped win the game with his superb
ing on three penalty kicks. The Condors tried to rally in the second half when outside centre Philip Lakatos scored a try but the team failed on the 2-point conver-
finished fourth last
inaugural season. For
that has only
league for two years the
half when Nicholas second Milbury ran the ball in but the team missed the 2-point conversion kick. Humber rallied late in the second half with two trys but missed both
bronze medal means that much more. Desruisseau said it was a
honour to be recognized by low coaches.”
team the said Desruisseau almost lost the game in the second half but pulled themselves togethSteve Keegstra came through for the team with a gamesaving tackle late in the second half to prevent the Hawks from er to win.
end to a great season. Desruisseau was named coach of the year for the league. “It’s an
next year, as will most of the team. Only a few players are graduating this year.
“We'll work to get back into the playoffs again next year,” he said.
(Photos by Kate Battler)
Above, Alex Brubacher reaches against the to
a game Hawks 14-10
out to catch the ball in
Humber Hawks. The Condors beat
win the bronze medal.
veteran, runs the ball against Below, Joel Hussey, a second-year first game of the OCAA the Fleming Knights during the
(Photos by Kate Battler)
Above, Ontario Colleges Athletic Association bronze
medal winners, the Conestoga College Condors.
The Conestoga Condors and the Humber Hawks scrum
during the bronze medal in Welland Nov. 2.
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Region and the Ministry of Health, will be financing upgrades to the Region’s three hospitals: St. Mary’s, the Regional Cancer Centre at Grand
People in the tri-city area have chance to win a Tree house in
selling tickets to
nance imaging services River Hospital.
Most unique about this year’s dream home is that it is solar powered. David El/inga works for
Vision campaign. This cam-
Arise Technologies, the
paign, in co-operation with Waterloo
The campaign’s ing goal
Currently, the Rotary Club
has sold about 6,000 tickets for the dream home. Moreover,
including a 98-bed wing.
used for their lottery. Spall explains that proceeds from
more energy efficient than the average home. As a result, the dream home uses 50 per cent less natural to about a
out with your financial planning. One of the ways to make sure
These are available for as little as $20 a month and make a lifechanging difference in the event that something happens. They also bring peace of mind since you will be able to support
Lottery and the solar
house. The Kitchener-Conestoga Rotary Club $100. The draw will be held Nov. 30 for the home. solar-powered 3 000 -square-foot
set aside for rent,
and other expenses. An important part of setting up a budget is being realistic with expenses and with the amount of
money coming in. Don't lie when outlining expenses. If
you plan on going out
that they are their
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS
WHEN YOU SEE THEM.
Financial Services Inc., says it is important for students to realize
tickets for the
and disability plan.
your budget. If you don’t, you'll end up short on money in the
provide jobs for today and tomor-
dream home. Tickets $100 each and will be sold until Nov. 30 when the draw for the home will be held. The dream home is at 346 Schooner Cres.
into a life insurance plan
building this capability today will
ness, they need to be prepared.
bar twice a week, add that into
weeks to come. Another important aspect students, and young people in general,
Rotary Club has sold about 6,000
The campaign's fundraising goal $42 million. Currently, the is
selling tickets for
of the most important things
away from home for the first time, is to make sure that there is enough money each month to pay for rent. OSAP payments come in lump
for students, especially those living
Elzinga calls solar energy the
You could win
you don’t run out of money
to start a budget and stick to
energy of the future, in part because there are no emissions. “We’re producing our own electricity and we’ll be less dependent on other countries for energy. So,
(Photo by Jeff Morley)
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they are not invincible. If something were to happen, like a dis-
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— Page 13
By KATE BATTLER
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Stop spending so much!
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advanced cardiac care centre will go in St. Mary’s and enhanced mental services will be developed at Cambridge Memorial Hospital,
Rotary Club has ever
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cer care centre with magnetic reso-
the hospitals will build a
win the solar home in the in subdivision Eastbridge Waterloo. Bill Spall has been working with the Rotary Club for more than 20 years. He says the 3,000square-foot
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Web cam By JASON MIDDLETON
at strip club perfectly legaf between them
and the person.” In a
by a lone bed reach
Within arms a computer, and on top of a
in size to a
lays a mattress covered
points directly at
playboy.com and 30
The women can make up to $1,000 a week being Internet mod-
The only thing missing from the room is a girl whose every movement and word would be webcast
Mirage website, click on free chat, find a girl and talk with her. If you
find her interesting proceed into a
Internet her customer can ask her to do anything while he watches via the web cam. Nothing is taboo; the girl could perform sexual acts on herself; put on lipstick; or in some cases,
broadcast, Black will never
what goes on
these girls are in the stu-
employment. “We have a variety of students who hook into this and they can
work out of the privacy of their dorm. Every student has a computer. With access to a high-speed network you can hook into my system.” All girls on the site must be 18 and over. Black says, "We have to make sure we have the proper iden-
We ask for four pieces
$1.80 goes back to the
“The whole idea
go private you do your
which we have on
Another group of
with the clientele.
mothers, says Black.
“We have a lot of single moms who don’t want to be on welfare.
“semi-pom” business. Even though he owns the studios from which these fantasies are
next six months.”
room where only you can
Patrons of this ing $4
Operating out of the basement of Black operates an
see and hear her.
Len Black, president of Cambridge's Mirage strip club, says once a customer asked a girl to smoke a cigarette for two hours on the web cam. “The guy paid $300 to watch her smoke cigarettes and after that the girl did not pick up a smoke for the
his strip club.
time and got her money.” Students make up a big chunk of women who look into the site for
a girl did
period of three or four hours a make $108.”
you don’t work, you don’t get
not a free road to
hours a day you're going to benefit. you’re willing to work five min-
day you’re not going
to Black, students use website as a stepping-stone to help fund expenses in university this
a girl from a and she got on pay her tuition. She
be able to buy new
(Photo by Jason Middleton)
working on the
and with devel-
mainstream very quickly.”
opers ever since.
food bank. Therefore, they work out of their homes.
basically wrote a novel of
“We can provide a situation where these woman can have a better standard of life and not rely on welfare and take money from
ensure nothing illegal was happen-
could and couldn’t do, but everything we’re doing is legal.”
Instead they can for themselves.
Before starting the
and the Waterloo regional police went to the Mirage studio to ing.
was legal. was really concerned about how I was going to get the publicthing “I
for health care, education, police
force and fire department.”
the site just to
Black started the idea of the website four years ago and has been
was on only for a short period of
Cambridge has a web cam studio located
clothes for kids; they want to be able to shop without having to go
CKCO me and
of finesse and
the police they brought me
of the closet and
“got advice from
Black says this industry is based on fantasy and says life in the strip club
basically a prayer and a
“When you walk into the club you’re praying you get the opportunity to take a girl home with you at the end of the night, but there isn’t
a hope in hell one of these girls
Plained Glass course lets students express steps
By DESIREE FINHERT spectacular
Although the students are not to do a 3-D project
Instructor Chris the
Hodnett recommends learning the
course Stained Glass
"The three projects and the complexity arc based on whether a person does work at home," said
also the executive director
of the K-W Accessibility and Information Resource Centre for people with disabilities. He said he has students in his
"Students can do three projects if come and work during
class, but the projects will
consider inyseli a craftsman," said Hodnett, who has been teaching the con-ed course for 21 years. "Really
(Photo by Desiree Finhert)
about putting colours
Conestoga offers the stained
Student John Duncan, 38, displays his first project in Oct. 18. Collegeâ€™s Stained Glass continuing education course on
taking the adult sculpting
Waterloo campus Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,
stained glass is artistic at a certain
and holds two other classes at a stu-
Breslau on Tuesday and
on Tiffanystained glass work, with an
you are limited to your by the materials and not good or bad,"
jewelry, used small pieces of glass, which collectively, were too heavy
limited by flat planes."
for soft lead to hold
and cumbersome for pieces of glass different many
round shape, but you are
causing the lead to sag. "Tiffany wanted his lamps to
closer to art than
Hodnett said his students leant pay attention to detail and that
taking the eight-week
you be yourself," said Rorye, who is making a bowl for her threelets
dimensional project. "When we make a mistake we all laugh about it. "I've dropped a lot of glass." She said stained glass can be expensive, but Hodnett is awesome at finding ways to save money.
"He has a lot of tool, so you can borrow the tools until you can afford to buy your own." The course costs $130 and students should be prepared to spend between $80 and $150 on materials.
including where to rent
not forgiving like other
studio time and avoid buying tools. "When you compare the
mediums," said Hodnett. "When you have a pattern you have to be
expense of materials to the value of what you produce it's not expen-
it is not going to fit going to put everything
exact or else
of whack." Hodnett said people who are new to stained-glass need to fall back on grade 1 and 2 drawing and
sive," said Hodnett.
"An average lamp can
stained-glass business from 1974-
1982 and said
hobby how, over time,
the kind of to sell if
are going to continue to
going to use the patterns as a template, it has to be
of glass, it can be expensive." Hodnett said stained glass
about the interaction between light
"Really, the limit
There are three projects that
two projects are five-by-five-inch
helps you along, but
"The glass is not expensive. It's between $4 and $6," said Hodnett. "But if your projects utilize 10 feet
want to exercise the other portion of my brain more," said Duncan,
dents will complete while taking the stained glass course. The first
a craft that
have made jewelry boxes, candle holders, planters, atriums, and
he wants to try something different than his job as "I'm a technical person and
nation," said Hodnett.
Hodnett explained that lead
Duncan. "You have limits and it makes it more challenging. For the
introduction to lead work. Tittany, designer known for creating
course through Conestoga. think 1 have the 3-D perception and
gluing them onto the glass
the creativity of sculpting.
have intricate designs so he came up with the method of cutting strips edge and soldered it." Student John Duncan, 38, said
but that you don't have to
of creating a stained-glass
â€” Page 15
window hanging and were learning how to assemble a three-dimen-
works of stained glass the creator says lie does not consider himself
window hangings. By the fourth day of
had learned the essential
and following the
Student Jennifer Rorye, 31 said she previously took a two-hour
stained-glass course but didn't get
nearly as class, stu-
She said the instructor gives students the ideas and lets them
the light hits the glass
always something wonderful that happens," said Hodnett. "It allows everyone to express themis
— SPOKE, November
Singing the classics RYAN C ONNELL
The idea of a pop
songs that are fondly remembered by today’s middle-aged generation could evoke some groans of disgust, but
depends on how you
album, a remake of Waterboys’ Mike Scott’s The Whole Of The Moon. Moore personally chose all of the
album from songs she heard over the years and thought were wonderful classics tracks for the
Pop singer and actress Mandy Moore released her fourth album on Oct. 21 called Coverage. Instead of debuting a set of new tracks, Moore’s album covers 12 of her favourite songs from the 1970s and ‘80s.
The idea of remaking old classics into pop songs can be a little repulmusic listeners who think if song sounded good by its original
“Moore adds a modern day pop twist to the classics that today’s youth
doesn’t need to be
What Moore manages
most of the tracks on her new album is beautifully revive songs that may have been forgotten by longtime music listeners as well as introduce
younger audiences may not have been aware of. On first listen, the album has similarities
Idol with a
two more releases How to Deal and Liberty. Her other
most recently, Britney Spears, have begun co-writing their own songs. is
stand by you.
What goes around comes around. Seek legal counsel, ask advice from elders. You may be embroiled
you have the strength to provide it. If you lack information, have the determination to find
hopefully the next pop in
November 22 December 21
remakes so diverse from the
peace maker. Weigh
advice. Trust your
every situation. Don't be so set in
Capricorn December 22
Stop being so close-minded.
There are plenty of alternatives
Don't rely too
ones or business associates for
include Princess Diaries, and
day pop influence
ness and prejudice. Try to be a
what's best for your loved ones and co-workers, and
remake that shows a noticeable pop influence is the 1982 single Senses Working Overtime which was originally composed by XTC’s Andy industry.
youth will be able to appreciate more because of the mainstream
will continue to
her recent release, Saved, and
princess to follow
The next expectation hopefully
physically and spiritually.
ed rotations before the songs get tiresome and boring.
resent the intrusions of
others in your life?
and assert yourself. Those
in negotiations or tedious
Date of Birth: April
Beware of overindulgence.
The album, however,
twist to the classics
either written or co-written herself.
The Earth Move, day pop
needs of others
available at most record
thing you could only hear in limit-
197 1 single
Stop being overly sensitive
Cursed/which will hit theatres in February. Her past summer’s movie How To Deal will be available on DVD and VHS on
Moore’s musical career is to hear an album with songs that she has
extra efforts you've been putting forth.
they aren’t continuously remade to
album seem cheesy
or comparable to karaoke because
Although some of the songs on the album do hold a karaoke vibe, such as the remake to Carole King’s
in January, an independent film called Saved to be released in February, and a
Moore discovered her love of singing when she went to a summer musical theatre camp when she was nine years old. Moore is also an actress with
Chasing Liberty out
September 23 October 22
movies such as
stores, and sound clips of each song from her album are also available on her website at
starring in several
Most of the songs, with the exception of one or two, don’t
album. The talented actress will be
Moore won’t just be working in new year to promote her new
sive to a
Week of Nov. 9
Try something new. This
to learn. This
time to be lazy or melancholy.
nal songs, but also because seven
out on top. Accept compromises
of the tracks on the album were originally composed by male artists.
Moore’s rendition of Elton John’s 1972 classic Mona Lisas and Mad
Aquarius January 20 February 18
Hatters demonstrates an interesting take on
female’s vocal stance. Her voice in the remake of Cat Stevens’ 1971
song Moonshadow beautifully matches the song’s violins and gui-
goals carefully now.
remake of John Hiatt’s 1987 song Have A Little Faith In Me. The song, which has been covered
Remain humble. You'll need imagination to come up with options for action now. Examine
evaluate issues carefully, Stubbornness is your challenge of
Leo July 23
has seen some considerable maturity since her last record. that
pursuit of your
with superiors. Learn to be more
restrained and original.
ranges in her voice which shine through in her remake of the 1978
job transfer or change of status
One Way Or Another by
Blondie. Overall, the to hear
sings the mid-tempo melody with her powerful voice
maintain your integrity. Take
before by several artists like Joe Cocker and Jewel, is impressively
ness you've got to plan your
hurry to get things
through before acting. Take a vacation and stay away from responsibilities. There is life beyond work.
August 23 September 22
are comfortable to her voice. The songs chosen on the album are also refreshing because many of the songs are not commonly remade, such as Joe Jackson's 1982 song Breaking Us In Two. Another honorable mention is to
the different songs in a
is a thirdyear journalism student
Tensions begin to mellow; help on the way. Slow down and
Mandy Moore’s new album, Coverage,
12 tracks of classics.
you're entering a leisurely
who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.
Tru Calling From
slaying vampires to hearing
starring role in Fox's
rising star plays
Tru Davies, a recent college graduate who lands a job working the midnight shift at a city morgue. On her first night working, Tru hears the voice of a dead body beg-
ging for help. The voice brings flashbacks ot Tru’s childhood when she witnessed her mother's murder. At her funeral, she heard her mother’s voice assuring Tru that her death
was not her she
The drama to CBS’s now-defunct
drama Early Edition where
brother and drug-addicted
the edges of their seats, with sudden plot twists. Hopefully the show
writing and elaboiate
for each episode, without being repetitive, will be the decid-
series from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, with her aggres-
saved the lives of people after get-
copy of tomorrow’s newspaper a day in advance. Unlike that show, which ran for a lour-year span, it lacked the talent ol edgy
sive attitude slayer character playing the lead. Dushku was forced to
Boston actress Dushku, who could help decide whether or not Fox’s new show will have a prosperous
Tru Calling series. The show’s series premiere didn’t receive high Nielsen ratings, which
probably didn't surprise the Fox network. The Nielsen ratings, which record the number of people
3.3 out of five. The show Temptation Island had a ranking of 3.7 on its series finale when it aired in the same timeslot that Tru
to television or the
She has earned most of her popu-
work on promoting show its potential
Tru Calling could have a promising future if a lot of work goes into developing the dark plots and quick action,
larity for her recurring role as Faith in the television series Buffy the
Vampire Slayer and Angel. Dushku has also appeared in more than 10
movies, starring in 2000's Bring
Fox needs to viewers.
a talented and
high-impact fast-paced, reminiscent of also is
Jennifer Garner in
are watching a particular television programs, ranked the show
negotiations with Fox to star in the
viewers on the edges of
bed to find
goes through the
Dushku was rumoured
has subtle similarities
same day over
day finding out what lead to the death of the corpse, and having to tix the follies of her gambling-addicted
— Page 17
On, 2002’s City By The Sea and
again, living 12 hours in the past.
their seats, with
Tru suddenly awakes that
ing factor in whether the show will be the Fox network’s next hit.
pleas of dead
new FOX drama
climaxes and quick turns, (Internet thoto)
leaving viewers on the edge ol their
be can Calling Tru Thursdays at 8 p.m. on Fox.
series Tru Calling.
the star of the midnight plays Tru Davies, a mortician working Eliza
forThe position on the Board of Directors vacant one has Inc. Students Cnnpstoza
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W aierloo, or Guelph.
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— SPOKE, November
Diana’s butler sets record straight' By JENNIFER
she was being observed.
working for Diana was employed as the Queen’s personal footman
Diana, Princess of Wales, feared
In this well-written
someone would tamper with
and the British intelligence saying and fascinat-
of the princess,
for a decade, generally portrays the
her brakes and cause her to be
Burrell expressed the devotion he
injured in a car accident.
Wales, to remarry, said her long-
had felt for her. The connection between princess and butler was not one-sided. She often referred to him as her “rock” and the only man
Windsors in a positive light. It was the Spencer family, Diana’s immediate siblings and mother, who he viewed harshly. Burrell wrote the Spencers were
time butler Paul Burrell in his con-
she could truly
not close to the princess during the
This would clear the
ing look at the
The book con-
an excerpt from the
name of who
publishing the princess’s
in this insightful
pursue an inquest into the death of “the people's princess.”
secrets to him.
As a result, he chose book
with intense hatred.
prince until her dying day.
She believed, especially
day her divorce was finalized she wrote in her journal she never wanted to end the marriage and a
in the last life,
actions were being monitored
thought listening devices had been planted in her home. On one occasion, Burrell wrote he and the princess moved all
part of her
Another he Burrell wished
the furniture, pulled back car-
hidden Although the duo devices
under the floor. found nothing, Burrell said the princess had good reason to be suspicious. She had received-warnings from members of the Royal Family
the Spencer family had the Royal Standard removed from Diana’s coffin
with the Spencer said
would have been saddened by both actions.
The Princess of Wales had been proud of her ties to the Royal Family. She had also instilled in
her sons a sense of pride over their
estranged from most the
Spencer family for the
years of her
was her close circle of friends; however, the Spencers did not even
The Royal Family was opposed
Abbey, Earl Spencer made
equate to a personality disorder. to the publication
In the highly publicized funeral
the princess suffered
The Queen even
address to his sister in Westminster
from a personality disorder. According to Burrell, this was completely false. Diana suffered from bulimia, an eating disorder, which does not pel
Diana would disapprove.
pets and pried open floor boards
with a screwdriver to see
would always love
princess’s innermost wishes,
her personal security, said Burrell.
couple of years of her
took charge of her
a manner which Burrell,
to set the
Diana loved the
years of her
record straight on various falsehoods about the princess that had been spread by tabloid papers. For instance, since the early 1 990s the press had often portrayed the relationship between the Prince and Princess of Wales as one filled
book, Burrell said his hope was the British
aspects of Diana’s
to write this riveting
would commit the crime omitted.
cern in a letter to her loyal butler
Burrell has intimate
princess admitted this con-
prior to her death.
of A Royal Duty.
would not novel. However, through-
Royal Duty is available bookstores for $39.
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston) at local
Diana’s former butler tells the truth about her life A Royal Duty. It’s available at local bookstores.
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By JASON SMITH
the Kenneth K. Hunter Recreation Centre and the games have already
The puck was dropped on Oct. 27, marking the beginning of another fun-filled and competitive season lor hockey lovers throughout
Ten teams signed up
to take part in
and the early stages of competition have been full of energy, excitement and love lor
the action this year
caption,’’ said Mike Graham, team tain of The Chiefs, who are named the after the notorious team from
‘•We're here to have
echo Graham’s sentiments, enjoying their time out of the classroom and
McDermid joked about
he’s seen on the ice so far this year. “I had to have a good talk with
our captain Mike Graham,” said
pointed after seeing him rack up six minutes in the penalty box in need him to be our first game. I
You know, kind
of like me.” Matt Jordan,
also helps out
behind the bench and er
in the lock-
their laughs group of guys get together. "It’s a riot. 1 know 1 won’t forget to open the door tor a line
Jordan was hassled by the team open the door to
after forgetting to
thankful for the ice time intramural
resulted in a goal scored against
hockey allows them.
The Chiefs on Oct. 28. The Chiefs look forward
Brian McDermid, a second-year recreation and leisure studies student at the college, has also joined the fun, taking
coach for The Chiefs. have a good time and every-
entertaining year to say the least. “It’s all in fun,” said Graham. "Just like our team slogan says, win or lose, we’re hitting the
teams will compete against one another for five weeks, wrapping up the “regular season” on Nov. 26. Playoff dates and contenders will be announced at the conclu-
4o parking signs stand outside
p.m., Tuesdays at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. and Wednesdays at 4:30 and
a clear driving path. (Photo by
Red Sox were
because his high-powered offence he stalled in the playoffs. Instead, losing his job because he made one wrong decision.
are you struggling to get THROUGH A COURSE?
ace, 7, Little left his
Pedro Martinez, in the ball game. on Little came out to check
in the eighth inning, but
Pedro told him he proved to be This was both the beginning of the end for Martinez, Sox. Red Little and the
gave up a double to Derek Jeter, followed by an RBI single by Bernie Williams. Hedeki Matsui and
a 5-2 lead,
off Jorge Posada both got hits Martinez, and it was the end of the line for Boston. Now looking back, yes, Martinez was tired and probably
should have come out of the game. But Little had struggled
BEFORE TUTOR MAY HELP GET YOU ON TRACK THE END OF THE SEMESTER DON’T DELAY!!
And why shouldn't he? Pedro Martinez is one of the game s premier pitchers. If Little cannot the trust his ace, and perhaps same’s best pitcher, who can he trust?
managers should be able
show confidence in
only giving up two runs through seven innings. Unfortunately tor Red Sox fans everywhere. Martinez
was unable to get the job done. But this does not mean Little move. should lose his job over one The positives of the play offs far outweish one decision. Little found a
to get his
Little then split
ou chase re
www. diabetes ca
into the playoffs.
found a way to keep a
clubhouse together. The Red
Sox were so close through
offs that instead of high
other a other, they would gixe each
gone, and another
will have the job of ending worst curse in sports. So.
good luck one word of too advice, don't leave Pedro in
whoever to him.
Ccroi seto. dietitian
SOMEONE YOU KNOW. CALI 1-800-BANTING CAHAOUM
in their go-to guy.
7, they should want be on the mound, even if he has- thrown 115 plus pitches.^ Martinez threw a gem of a ballgame.
turn to. Call the
with his bullpen all year, and trusted Martinez to get out of the
diabetes enters your
because they didn’t win the World Series (the last time the Red Sox took the title was 1918) or
to their roster.
the rec centre or speak to
eliminated in seven games by the New York Yankees, it is manager Grady Little who is being blamed. not Little is being fired, but
be placed at the rows to ensure
add more players
Anyone interested in playing intramural hockey should contact
Monday from 4:30-5:30
guy. " After the Boston
he maintenance department The at Conestoga College. signs
The curse of the Bambino has reared its ugly head yet again. But tall this time. Grady' Little is the
during a recent
Several teams are
sion of the season. Games are currently scheduled
talks with player Mike Brian McDermid, assistant coach of The Chiefs, college. the at game intramural hockey
change ever again."
enjoy our time on the ice.” Many of the players
— Page 19
talking about the quality
something,” he said. Intramural hockey has returned to
â€” SPOKE, November