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A trip to Greece Leachman

Lesley

takes us on a sight-

Spoke

seeing adventure through the ancient Athens.

city of

FEATURE Monday, November

Britney

7

love to herself

new album,

Spears’ with

makes

In

the Zone, deals

more mature themes.

ENTERTAINMENT

8

35th Year

Conestoga College, Kitchener

2003

17,

NEWS

12

— No. 9

Pledge cards important

Way campaign

to United NOE

By JASON

The thermometer Conestoga College. It's not the weather it

rising

that's

at

making

all

the donations

have been raised

in this year’s

climb, but rather

that

is

Way

United

Himmelman. "I think it’s a great way to give your charitable donation and know that it’s staying in the community and doing good work for the people it’s supposed to do good work for.”

On

mometer chart is located next Door 4 of the Doon campus and

The United Way committee

is

“I’m very

Nov.

14.

The committee's goal

$40,000

is

placed

thermometer to show' how on close the campaign is to reaching the

mark.

United quality

Way of

tries to

life

enhance the

communities

in

agencies that they fund. The donations are also monilored to make sure the agencies are achieving the intended results. Some of these include Big Brothers

through

the

United Way chairperson accepting donations for the cam-

paign

at

a booth set up near

United

Way

chairperson for Conestoga College, organized much of the campaign at the college and has been involved with the organization for 12 years. “I’m very much a believer in the

United

Way

biggest bang

and for

I

think

it’s

the

your buck," says

returned

eligible to their

win once

pledge card.

The booth managed to raise more than $260 in the two hours per day it was open. The lasagna lunch that was served that same week in the Doon campus cafeteria raised $1,200

stu-

dents and faculty could get a plate

of lasagna for $5.

“The majority of the funds is by pledge cards,” says Himmelman. “Both the faculty and

Door

make a donaand Chartwells also makes a

support staff unions

The booth was open throughout week and students and faculty could donate any amount of money towards the campaign. The students’ names were entered in a draw for two Toronto Maple Leafs

donation.”

the

There is a lot of organization that goes into the United Way campaign and Himmelman is overwhelmed by all the support she has received. “We have over 650 full-time

tickets. Prizes for the faculty draw included various gift baskets;

employees

sweatshirts, a duffel bag, golf shirts

ized, so that

contributed

Himmelman,

who were

they

tion

Canadian Red Cross.

Monica

ulty,

4.

and Big Sisters of Cambridge, the Canadian Hearing Society and the

services officer and

number of

raised

and

alumni

a

pany) prepared the meal and

and

this year, in

tions are added, red paper

its

officer

still

prizes remaining for staff and fac-

toward the campaign. Chartwells (the cafeteria’s food service com-

Monica Himmelman, alumni sen’ices

is to

hopes of surpassing last year's total, which reached $39,000. When new donaraise

believer

the United Way.”

in

ran from Oct. 27 to

it

much a

at the

college organized the fundraising

and

Himmelman began

to

updated daily.

effort

Oct. 27

campaign. The ther-

draw. There are

hats.

Many

departments

at

Conestoga

towards the draw and they included the alumni association, co-op and career services, health services and the college prizes

Oct. 31

we are not burdening people with the distribution of the pledge cards, takes a great deal of work,” says Himmelman. “It’s been wonderful because most of the prizes have been donated by other departments."

The United Way campaign was

bookstore.

On

in the school. Even just getting the canvasser lists organ-

the tickets for the

Toronto Maple Leafs game were

awarded to a health sciences student and one of the faculty prizes was given out during an early bird

(Photo by James Doyle)

at

Remembrance Day

target as of press

75 per cent of its time and more red paper was being added to the thermometer. “Soon I’ll need a stool to reach the top,” says

A Canadian \Mnrric

veteran holds a flag bearing the poppy and the Fornet” at Kitchener's cenotaph Nov. 1 1

Wp

“i

Himmelman.

Small

woodworking

fire in

for any evidence of fire or heat.

DARREN SMITH

By

The The Woodworking Centre of

to

machines, and into the storage hop-

Doon

Despite this incident Bader said

part of the

The campus of Conestoga College. Steve Bader, a woodworking is

technologist, teaches students the practical aspect of the trade and

was involved in putting the fire out with help from other teachers.

"A plastic pipe that connects the saw to the main dust collector system caught fire." said Bader. He was not sure how or why the fire started but it was put out before serious probit spread, causing any Since the

Kitchener

fire

fire

platoon chief.

Tim

Bernier, said

“We're checking the

College’s

donations to the United Way.

it

rest ot

the

hoppers."

cameras

department used thermal

to

woodworking

centre

is

as sate

or safer than any other woodworking industry in the held. He said

concern. is their number "Everything here is top ot the said line and state of the art.

safety

1

Bader, “there's no other option. The woodworking centre

is

equipped with a spark detection system, which has a sensor in front of the main duct in the dust collection system. If any hot spots are

vent any further danger of combus-

was out

duct work.” said Bernier, “to be sure the lire didn't spread into the

fire

the

department arrived

was procedure to check the air handling system in these types of situations to be certain there were no

The

pers.

detected in the piping, the system will inject a blast of water to pre-

when

hot spots.

Himmelman lumni services officer and United Way chairperson Monica thermometer is tracking Conestoga The campus. Doon the at 4 Door next to chart Way nited

carry'

the

lems.

(Photo by Jason Noe)

travelled

Kitchener fire department responded to an automatic alarm. centre

places red paper on the

have

work system, used sawdust away from the

through the duct

Ontario was evacuated Nov. 6 as the

United V

could

fire

examine

the duct

work

tion

and

When

fire.

a fire occurs at the facility

down of the dust system occurs and an alarm, separate from the college, is

an automatic shut collection

sent to the fire department.

Bader said the fire was a very minor incident but because of all the procedures in place staff had to be

100 per cent assured before

classes were allowed to resume.


— SPOKE, November

Page 2

New By BRANDI There

advertising initiative for CSI

STEVENSON

new communication

a

is

On campus. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) and a company called University and College TV (UCTV) have teamed up to install 10 TVs at the Doon campus. tool

UCTV

is

a

new

News

2003

17,

advertising

because of the ticker. “We will be responsible for the information that will be on (it),” he

UCTV

added.

will

program every-

of the

“The bottom

line is

if

UCTV pays

to

for everything

add

will

to college

profits.

much money

new technology, this new presence,

this

com-

CSI put

the

how

into the

project.

Pete Nickson,

from

life.”

Info

representative

a

who

Vision,

was

TVs, estimated the total cost of the job was more, than $ 20 000 installing the

Justin Falconer,

CSIpresident

.

,

Regardless of the cost, Falconer

According to the companies webwww.uctv.ca. they are going to be expanding to 25 new schools site,

this winter.

will also feature a

on the bottom of the screen

said he likes the concept because

content specifically for the college,

are plasma.

like the weather, for

CSI, said although there will be ads on the screen, the TVs are “more of an information tool,”

ogy CSI

is

new

always be up-to-date and time-

will ly-

UCTV

even has the ability to

“The bottom

line

a positive initiative for the

technology, this

new

on because

to take

potential

this

to

explained that

has the

add

to college life

make money. He

will

know what

a school does

said.

if

it

all

air

example.

technol-

Falconer said

Justin Falconer, president of the

it

The TVs are in high traffic areas, like the E-wing foyer, Tim Hortons, cafeterias and the bookstore. The two screens in the main cafeteria

CSI news.

is

this

new

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

presence, will

Rob

because students going on,” he

Briolo from Infovision installs a

TV

are being put around the college. They

is

holds seasonal

helps

Conestoga College and high the packed students

REBECCA LEA R N

Sanctuary

Conestoga College is holding an event that could make Christmas shopping less painful

many

for

students this year. Career services has organized

and seasonal job fair to take place on Nov. 19. “We e-mailed everyone on our database who has offered a part-time

employment before,” career services employee

part-time

on Nov.

Toyota

acts for seven years

comedy

and plans

He now

lives in Toronto and has one-hour special on CTV. He has performed all over Canada, in Eos Angeles and in Afghanistan for the Canadian Armed Forces.

He

said

much

come and meet with

eventually

They're hoping to have various businesses

including Chicopee

and an inbound Free said

it

call centre.

would be “kind of

a cool idea” to get employers on

campus so students could meet with them face to face. She

said this fair

is

important

because students are often look-

work and

ing for part-time

big job fair held at

RIM

each year has a “full-time

the

Park

The

is

focus.'’

welcome.

fair will take

move on

same old

in the open area of E-wing from 10 a.m. until 2

p.m.

“They’re going to have tables

new

material

is

-

from

he

said his

into his

his

try to force

said she w'ould like to see

job

it’s

fashioned just

memorize

more

“I’d

like

for

to

see

maybe

themed job

the School of

Media Studies or School of Business,” Free said.

is

floors.

The

similar to a large

to

comedy show and loved

it.

“The comedian was and seemed so brave up

on stage.” Benedict’s student Melissa at the

college for the

VIP day. and viewed show as well.

the

comedy

She said she loved what she saw and liked how the comedian talked to people in the audience.

the

second floor

introduce prospective employees to an assembly

a

College for the VIP day, attended

On

two rooms. One room has computers for studying and the second room is designed to

too old-

St.

St.

floor

stations.

(Photo by Bryan Martin)

Arts was also

in

there are

script.”

hilarious

fairs.

fairs

The centre has two

doing things on stage that

Fedrew.

successful, she

or

in-class

the training centre.

anything

services to have their

tiqued prior to the event.

programs

their

online using the computers

routine.

“It was absolutely amazing. At our high school we don’t get to see anything this cool,” said

cri-

are

plant

with fees covered by the comEmployees can study

everyday experiences

Free said students can also make an appointment with career

resume

the

pany.

material

aren't planned out;

the

at

auto shop and has several work gets

bring a resume with them.

is

Employees

the audience will

comedy

“I like

foster

given the chance to study any number of approved courses

it.”

He

would

said the centre

innovation.

so cru-

Benedict’s student Steph Fedrew, who was at Conestoga

event

She

material I'm energetic and curilike

Human

square-metre training centre.

If I keep going into shows with the same stuff I lose passion for what I’m saying. With new

how

Minister of

Resources, Jane Stewart attended the opening of the 540-

cial.

ous to see

is

Conestoga College.

Federal

something

up and students can go from table to table and meet with the employers that way,” Free said. Students are encouraged to set

If this

ma from

jokes.

“Finding

Cambridge

earn a certificate or diplo-

ty to

as

to

in

giving employees an opportuni-

bigger and better,” said Zedlacher. He said it's important to keep coming up with new material so he doesn’t get bored with the

and doesn’t

place on the

second floor the

as

training centre at the

Toyota plant

first

Any Conestoga student from any campus who is looking for a part-time job

A new

a

Sara Free, adding they are hoping for about 30 employers to students.

By JAMESCLARK

to

in the future.

he loves doing comedy, he doesn't want to be doing the same routine forever. “One day it would be nice to

said

employees

comedian Pete Zedlacher. Zedlacher is from Wawa, Ont. and has been performing comedy continue

train

watch

to

5

Ten TVs

College

school

By

5.

feature advertising

will

and a CSI events banner across the bottom.

By BRYAN MARTI N

fair

Door

inside

Comedian packs the Sanctuary

Conestoga job

would get up

Falconer would not disclose

leges and Ryerson University

ticker

it

25 per cent of advertising revenues. then a school can get five per cent

So far, the station is at Sheridan, George Brown and Mohawk coF

with

the equipment,

But

thing else.

pany that combines advertisements on TV with other information, like weather and news headlines.

The network

of the installation and pays for

Pete Zedlacher expresses

some emotion at Conestoga College comedy routine.

in

the Sanctuary on Nov. 5 during his “It was awesome. The comedian would ask people in the audience questions and then make jokes out

of their answers,” said Arts. “I liked how it seemed everything was off the top of his head and how he said whatever was on his mind.”

Mike Popovic, tronic the

a first-year elec-

engineering student,

said

comedian was the funniest

he’s seen this year.

“His Arnold

Schwarzenegger

impression was one of the best I've ever seen and his entire show

was very funny,”

said Popovic. Tyler Jantzi, a first-year tool and

die student, said he really enjoyed the comedian and liked the crowd

atmosphere a “It

lot.

was nice

dents into the

to see all the stu-

comedy

routine.

A

of the

time students aren’t really paying attention and things lot

don’t go as well,” said Jantzi.

Zedlacher has his own website, www.zedlacher.com, where you can get more information about his personal life and view some pictures.

line.

Recruits must snap together

Fego cars that are carried on a conveyor belt. It may sound like fun and games but the same skills are used to make the Toyota Corolla, Matrix and the Fexus RX 330. and Conestoga College Toyota have had a partnership since the plant -opened on Fountain Street

Today

in 1985.

the Toyota plant has

about 4,000 employees and, according to The Kitchener Waterloo Record, pays the highest industrial property tax in Waterloo Region. The plant pays $7.7 million annually.


News

SPOKE, November

CSI presents a royal rumble By JASON SMITH

The

solving on this night.

What can be expected, however, Ever have one

days

those

ol'

when you feel like you're in need of some anger management? Conestoga Students Inc. and the Kenneth E. Hunter Recreation Centre have the cure you’ve been looking for. This Wednesday night, CSI will If so,

present a night of entertainment

and hard-hitting action known as

Anger Management

101.

But don’t expect the usual lecnote

tures,

and problem

taking

ded

line-up

The card

for

WWE

Anger Management names of former

(WWF)

warmth MCMURPHY

you've been looking for a Conestoga College jack-

leather et,

your time has come. Nov. 25, from

a.m.

11

Export Leather will be setting up shop at Conestoga until 3 p.m.,

for the first leather jacket sale in

four years.

in two styles: complete leather, or leather sleeves

available

with a fabric body. Students will be able to customize their

Students will be choose the colour ot their jackets as well as any other details to

such as incorporat-

name and program

into

WWE

tag

team

titles

also

hoping

to

WWE

have experience inside the

fessional wrestling. Sabin

around $350 and will vary depending on the style of jacket chosen. Export Leather will also take jacket orders at will begin

Guelph campus Nov.

success with the company.

Anger Management

changes and some

familiar

faces.

Carl Zehr

Mayor

a landslide.

Zehr won nearly 82 per cent vote to put

him

city

all

in

Kitchener

six

incum-

bents re-claiming their seats. In Waterloo, 69-year-old

8Al

JR3

a former

ot the

into his third term.

council, with

and

event showcases legendary super-

and several young workers

stars

who many

consider to be the future

office located in the Sanctuary

be available at the door on Wednesday night. Tickets are will also

$15.

Doors open

at

6:30 p.m. and bell

of the business.

time

The show will include a variety of performances including high-flying

Jody Andruszkiewicz

lucha-libre/cruiserweight

matches,

more information contact

For

748-5131.

at

ext. 28.

because

is

8 p.m. on Nov. 19.

is

of apathy

suggestion by students

coverage. Baulk, a first-year journalism student, would like to see a “hot guy/girl" of the week, similar to

Toronto Sun’s Sunshine She suggested the idea based on a similar feature in Boy/Girl.

Wilfrid Laurier University’s stu-

dent paper The Cord Weekly. Jacob Bretz and Jason Burgess,

suggested a similar feature, and also like to see promotion

the decline. Students say According to a recent survey, Spoke readership seems to be on

because they are simply not

interested.

house parties within

of private

computer programming student, would like to see more coverage of matters concerning her courses and educaFitore

Spoke.

Russ Peebles,

a first-year

LASA

Spoke as major newspa-

student, said he picks up

an alternative to

Aliu,

a

"It

sible

informed of a pos-

teachers'

hope

who

I

“It’s fine the

reading

know w here

motivation, such as contests offer-

it

learned of the possi-

by

pertain to students, but refrained from making suggestions as to

up every once and

student, picks

awhile to look

unrest

labour

which

happen.

entertainment

what needs investigating. John Yaneff said students need

said

doesn't

Peebles,

strike,

student, suggests in-depth investigative journalism on matters that

Jeanette Lavoie, a broadcasting

tion.

me

keeps

at the cover.

way

it

is.

I'm just

not big into newspapers,” she said.

Peter

Loranger,

a

this is

journalism

ing free prizes to read Spoke. Scott

Wilkie,

a

broadcasting

student, always reads

gests

adding

more

it.

He

sug-

city-wide

clubs

stories

venues

and

so

such

as

students

to go.

Journalism student Chantele Timperley suggests that the opinion columns should be on more relevant issues to students, and the news content of Spoke should be less "dull.” “I

have

like

to

read

what students

to say,” said Timperley.

election Last year, a

new

pacemaker implant

vote to beat Lynne Woolstencroft.

Municipal elections were held all over the province on Nov. 10. Locally, there were some surpris-

There was no change

CSI

The

feeling ignored by Spoke.

ble

26.

By JAMES DOYLE

won

offers a

once-in-a-Iifetime experience.

Kitchener by a landslide

in

Tickets can be purchased at the

She said she would like to see more coverage of her program, a

Mayor Zehr wins

back

101

females.

ful

MURPHY

Spoke.

his seat

a for-

special stip-

and diva matches showcasing the talent of some of wrestling’s most athletic and beautiulations,

student.

pers.

Kitchener.

is

mer NWA:TNA “X” Division Champion and has enjoyed a lot of

gimmick matches with

said Sarah Maier, a nursing

Hortons. Costs of the jackets

;

In

thought

know much about

don’t

“I just it,"

would

in

is

Spoke could use a few changes according to students at Conestoga College, including the addition of a Spoke boy and girl each week. During a random survey of students, many admitted that they don't read Spoke, due to lack of

have the jackets in before Christmas so they can be given as gifts. The expected w aiting time is from four to six weeks. The jacket sale will be held Door 4, near Tim inside

ing

several

who

together as

general arts and science students,

the design.

the

time,

the broth-

ner of Brel “The Hitman" Hart,

won

Chris Sabin

the

says.

able

is

is

with all

Young.

“I prefer more city-wide news,” Steph Baulk said, rather than Spoke’s more student-oriented

salesper-

son Tunnis Gayler. Gayler says the jackets will be

The bookstore

working

years

Sabin, Sinn and “Showtime” Eric

says bookstore

ing their

spent

The Hart Foundation. D’Lo Brown is a former European and Intercontinental Champion. Legend and Eric Young

common

they desire,

who

star

Hulk Hogan. Neidhart

“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, D'Lo Brown and Joe E. Legend, and young NWA:TNA stars Chris

“Leather Conestoga jackets have been in demand this year,”

own jackets." Gayler

WWE two-

the former

er-in-law and former tag-team part-

superstars

ring.

interest.

On

retail

is

wrestling’s biggest icon of

101 includes the

By TIM

If

many

professional

WWE

to be the next break-out star in pro-

by-four swinging

wrestling invades the rec centre.

offers gift

By KRISTEN

and a star-stud-

as

subject to

is

— Page 3

the rec centre

in

Students say low readership

Bookstore of

Duggan

an unbelievable night of high

is

risks, athleticism

card, however,

change.

2003

17,

mayor and

Epp new

will

also have a completely

city council to

Liberal

received 49 per cent ot the

saved Max’s

with, as

life.

1

Jan D'Ailly.

Cambridge mayor Doug Craig was re-elected for a second term. (Cambridge the same.

city council will

Now

he can spend more time with lib grandfather.

remain

Elsewhere in the region. Bill and Wayne Roth were acclaimed in Woolwich and Wilmot

Straus

respectively.

Herb

work

only one incumbent was seeking reto election. Scott Jones lost Ward

the

Kim Denouden won

mayoral race

in

and Doug Bergman was re-elected in Wellesley.

HIM!

North Dumfries

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— SPOKE, November

Commentary

2003

17,

CSI make changes

Time to

Does Conestoga Students

for

(CSI) have what

Inc.

takes to lead our

it

school?

Conestoga has been rated the number 1 college in Ontario for the where would our student association, the CSI,

past five years, but

rank?

We

have

seen the stories

all

in

Spoke about how dismal the turnout this. Everyone attending this

time to change

CSI events school has paid a fee to the CSI, but no one is spending his or her money wisely. Week after week, the CSI attempts to put on events that are.

to

is

It

But attendance

will bring the students into the Sanctuary.

week

after

week.

An example idea was

dismal

is

of this

is

the Nov. 5

for students to

come

CSI

event, Western

Wednesday. The

out, dressed in their best

western garb,

complete with cowboy hats and boots. But yet again, there were more security officers than students in the Sanctuary. CSI needs to offer about attending.

activities that students will at least think

But they are trying, and not giving up.

The CSI

a distinct disadvantage in that the bulk of Conestoga

is at

students don’t care. disgusting, whether

The apathy it

is

the student

body has

the lack of support for

for this school

CSI events or

is

for our

sporting teams.

Conestoga of students

a

is still

who

are

“community”

from the

K-W

who do

on a Thursday night for a CSI

to the school

number

college. There are a great

area

not care to drive back

party.

time for the real CSI to stand up and take control of this school. And residence is the place to start. In the Nov. 3 edition of Spoke, a It is

survey of students

at

residence showed they want to see more events

held. This should be noted by everyone

in the

CSI

office.

Why

is

the

CSI not chomping at the bit to get into residence and make some magic? To their credit, they did offer a free pig roast to students in residence on Oct. 30. But does this not seem late? Why was there not a pig roast at the start of the year in rez? This

is

the time that the

mem-

Rights vs. national security on the Canadian government

Since the September terrorist attacks,

deporting people under the

Immigration Canada (CIC) has

Immigration and Refugee Act.

bers of the CSI should be out, shaking hands, meeting new students,

issued security certificates to five

Jeff

and most importandy, getting feedback on what events the student population would be interested in.

men. These certificates are used by Immigration to detain and

Morley

deport security threats. These men have not been charged

Opinion

To

their credit,

Part of the classes,

more residence events

problem

is

whereas students

are being planned.

Conestoga students spend at

week

their first

in

other Ontario schools are involved in a frosh

week, meeting people and getting excited about the school they chose to attend. This yet,

is

the

most important time

Conestoga students don’t get

in

generating school

to participate in

spirit,

and

any such event.

inability of the

CSI

to run

an effective election has cost them more than

the candidates they are disqualifying. In 2003,

when

elections

were sup-

posed to be held for the CSI governing body, several students were qualified for questionable policies, including signs being left

dis-

up too long

this fall’s

board of governor’s election was tainted with more dis-

qualifications also relating to posters. Yes, posters.

are losing their democratic rights because the

Conestoga students

CSI has deemed

posters to

We know that rules must be upheld, and the CSI must enforce them, but they need to understand that these people are students, just like most of them are. To regain credibility, the CSI needs to look over their election poli-

be grounds for dismissal.

cies and

make

more

in solitary

the necessaiy changes so

Conestoga students can again

tificate is

and immi-

may

security

accused

when

may

when

the

not have committed

is

letting fear

guide

its

current policy hearkens back to the

in private

internship of Japanese-Canadians

lawyers, to protect national securi-

in the

ty'.

The judge

mony from If the

the accused.

judge finds the

in solitary

It

will

actually be deported.

it

Our fundamental values and

cannot be appealed.

rights

May

have been suspended

for the

sake of national security. The next

30 press release, the Canadian Arab Federation called In a

will

remain there or when they

automatically becomes a deportation order.

rotting

confinement without

knowing how long they

certificate

then quashed. If

deportation of

it is

Second World War.

These men are currently

will then hear testi-

the judge upholds the order,

Codeine and Solicitor General

Letters are

heard

the accused will

immigration Minister Denis

have a vote.

is

unreasonable,

certificate

government

solici-

on

social values, the

and without the suspects, or their

Moreover, the

To issue a security

In a country that prides itself

political decision-making. This

a criminal act.

disrupt their network and plans.

to the authorities involved.

democracy and

of the evidence from the

The evidence

not be enough evidence

for criminal charges or

power

or

all

much

current system gives too

then sent to the federal

immigration minister or the

sole purpose of deporting people.

there

part

can be safeguarded against. The

cer-

tor general.

are issued for the

certificates are necessaiy

The

court where a judge hears

issued to non-Canadian permanent

They

concerned

involved in normal court proceedings. Due process makes sure

Easter must review the

case and sign the order.

Security certificates can only be

grants.

is

mistakes and possible prejudices

than three years.

residents, refugees

federation

ally

Wayne

Some

confinement

The CIC website says

or placed in "no poster” zones.

Then

the evidence against them.

for

Poorly attended events are not the only problem for the CSI. The

The

about the loss of due process usu-

with any crime, nor have they seen

have been

to

change the current practice of

Citizenship and

question

is,

who’s next? You?

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17,

2003

— Page 5

Securing residence Many

students feel video cameras and

key cards are valuable security features By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

A

second security feature

video cameras Despite car thefts, break-ins and a

man being jumped in the parking students who live in residence

lot,

describe the building as a safe

still

place to reside.

secure here with the

"It's pretty

cameras everywhere and the (residence advisers) walking around. Plus if something goes on in the halls there’s always someone around to stop it,” said woodworking technology student Rachel Myers. The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre has many policies and procedures that are designed to keep students safe while living

One

in

card access to

anyone not get

all

is

the key

the hallways so

living in residence can't

are

is

the

set

up

around the halls and common rooms of the building to monitor any inappropriate behaviour. General manager John Kobylnik said the cameras are doing exactly what they were installed to do. “We’ve caught people doing what they are not supposed to on camera,"

he said.

Cameras have the parking

also been added to

lot,

which

is

a

major issue recently.

“We’ve caught people

“It’s

jumped

construction

John Kobylnik,

know

who

is

times

and

that

in the

building at

all

no unauthorized people

enter the building.

man who was

an

lot

architecture

engineering

student,

cameras are what help him

feel safe. “I feel pretty safe

when

there are

cameras everywhere and whatever happens they can see,” he said. Second-year LASA student Brooke Mierch said the incidences residence don’t interfere with

how

safe she feels.

hear about

it

but

it

doesn’t

me. I'm fine with

it,”

she said.

residence

manager

Students did have one suggestion

make

to

are to ensure, residence staff

to

residence parking

on Oct. 30. Matt Reid,

really bother

in.

There is also a sign-in policy where students must sign in their guests and the guests must leave a piece of photo identification. If they don’t and they get caught they can be lined $100. Both the key card and the sign-in

in the

stuff like that

feel pretty safe,”

I

“I

to.”

shame when

a

happens but still he said, referring

in

doing what they are not

no major safety

concerns.

good

thing considering car theft has been a

Chris Brooks, a broadcasting student, said he has

said the

supposed

residence.

security feature

that

“(The cameras) are to catch any suspicious looking vehicles that enter the parking

lot.

We

would

hand over the tapes to the police if we saw anything,” Kobylnik said. There is also always people working at the front desk 24 hours a day and at least two residence advisers on duty every night patrolling hallways looking for any major problems.

They

residence

more

secure.

said that residence could have

security guards walking around residence property. actual

Kobylnik said they do have security

in

residence during the

first

(Photo by

few nights of the year but not every night.

“There are some nights when it is just so dead around here,” he said. “I don’t think something like that is really needed all the time.”

James

Clark)

Bustling bus stop buses filled a blocked off section of parking Lot 10 on Nov. 5. The buses came from all over bringing students from 24 high schools to Conestoga College for VIP/CIP Day.

Rows upon rows

of

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— SPOKE, November

17,

News

2003

Author awarded again M.G. Vassanji wins By JAMES CLARK

held

Toronto author M.G. Vassanji first person to win

Students learn how event on Nov. 5

in

to line

dance

the Sanctuary.

boogie

at the first

Western Wednesday

won

his novel

of three as the best novel written

Mordecai

English Canada over the

last

year.

Vassanji accepted the award of

$25,000

at a

glamorous ceremony

in

the

first

awarded

for

The Book of Secrets. Previous winners of the award

include

Atwood. Margaret and Michael

Richler

Ondaatje.

The In-Between World published Lall, Vikram Doubleday Canada,

a

man

reflecting

while

second Giller Prize. Vassanji’s The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, was chosen by a jury in

n’

Royal York Hotel

Toronto on Nov. 4. In 1994 Vassanji

Giller Prize to ever be

novel.

Boot scoot

the

has become the a

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

at

Giller Prize

is

of

by

the story of

living

on

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life

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in

Kenya. Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, which has been nominated for the Man Booker award and the Governor General’s award, John

Bemrose's The Island Walkers, John Gould’s Kilter: 55 Short Anne-Marie and Stories, Macdonald’s The Way the Crow Flies were also nominated for the award. It

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Actor Paul Gross was one of five Canadian celebrities who presented awards at the event, which was shown live on the CBC, Bravo and BookTelevision.

Winning

award also guaran-

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tees a boost in sales for the book.

After winning the Giller an additional 15.000 copies of Vassanji’s

book were ordered. The book

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SPOKE, November

Freeport Bridge frustration HORTON

By NlCK

A

Bridge

standing

is

Over muters

its

com-

the Kitchener- Waterloo

area have had to deal with more traffic

that pressure

The

at

was

historic

off employees,

lay

Sunoco gas drop by

over

finally

while

saw

station

a

cliental

half.

“The bridge was

an

were

condition, there

noon, some of

in

extremely deteriorated

holdups than usual.

But on Oct. 29

— Page 7

ground.

the last four months, in

2003

nearby garden centre was forced

to

While the London Bridge is falling down. Kitchener’s Freeport

17,

holes opening up

in

the

alleviated.

Freeport

sidewalk.”

Bridge,

Dave

1926 and located over the Grand River on King Street East, reopened after undergoing a $3.4built in

Weiler,

senior project manager

million facelift.

The bridge Kitchener’s

is

part of

a crucial

roadway

infrastruc-

before

ture. "It’s

We

been a challenging project. had a very aggressive

Dave Weiler, senmanager for the Region

timetable," said ior project

of Waterloo.

The closing of traffic

onto

the bridge diverted

Homer

Boulevard and Highway

8,

Watson two city

gateways that before the closing were already backed up. But Weiler insisted the construction could not be delayed

“The bridge was

in

any longer.

an extremely

were

who

used

the

closure, said the closing of

its

the bridge

made

his life a lot

more

stressful.

made

closure

“Its

everything so

work at Toyota and there are three ways for me to get home from work and every way it was

The above photo shows

backed up,” he

Freeport Bridge which spans the Grand River.

difficult.

I

The traffic Watson and

said.

situation

around

on Homer Conestoga

College lately has been frustrating to say the

(Photo by Nick Horton)

to

final

By DAR R EN S M TH is

like

driving

through the African

Lion

Safari,

but without the cute

On

Nov. 8 residents

in

moon

shadow over moon.

I

and from the college

product of the $3. 4-million rehabilitation project on Kitchener’s

Eclipse causes

least.

Coming

the

southern

the

to look blood red surface of the

This particular eclipse started

when

moon was

at

5:15 p.m.

able to view

yet visible to us and ended around

wasn't in danger of collapse,

monkeys scratching the paint and eating the trim. The re-opening of

but there were chunks of concrete

the Freeport Bridge should relieve

went blood

basically falling off,” he said.

some of that

there

holes opening up in the sidewalk area.

It

The closing of the Freeport Bridge not only stalled traffic in the area,

it

stalled business in the locale also.

“I already feel a lot happier, it’s a

monkey Almeida.

off

my

back,”

said

latest

event in

astronomical theatre, as the

An

frustration.

the

occurring

when

result

10:04 p.m.

event

Earth’s shadow, the

is

not

When

is

a

common

the Earth

between the sun and the

The

the

moon

red.

eclipse

the

comes moon.

Earth casts a

completely covered by the moon appeared to have a red colour and not grey as one might think.

The moon

light during

red colour

Ontario and most of Canada were

deteriorated condition,

;/1

Almeida,

Icaro

Freeport Bridge on a regular basis

receives no direct sun-

an eclipse so

comes from

this

blood

the red light

waves refracting or bending as they hit Earth’s

The

last

atmosphere. lunar eclipse visible to

Ontario occurred May 15 of this year but clouds prevented a good view.

The

next

lunar

eclipse

for

Canadian viewing will occur Oct. 28, 2004.


— SPOKE, November

Page 8

17,

News

2003

Athens combines ancient and modern By LESLEY (This series

LEACHMAN

is the first of a two-part on travelling in Greece)

Athena made of gold and ivory. The statue was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

The design of

this structure is so

extraordinary that

Athens.

birthplace

the

It’s

of

classes worldwide.

centre of the ancient world.

statue of

Greeks travelled down thousands of years ago. The most important tourist site in the city is the Acropolis. This streets that the ancient

“sacred rock of Athens” is a hill that contains some of the most

mathematical

its

principals are taught in architecture

democracy and the heart of Greece. And for a time, it was the religious Today, millions of people visit Athens, and walk along the same

Today, the marble lining and the Athena are gone, but the outer design still remains. Eight

columns stand along the front and back of the temple and 17 are along each of the sides. You can still see some designs that were

etched along the walls. The pictures depict the birth of Athena,

and well as the

battles

between the

impressive architectural master-

gods.

pieces of the ancient Greek civilization. Over the centuries the

ancient building in Greece.

Acropolis has been used as a residential area, a place of worship and

this architectural

The Parthenon sure

wander and take in the view that overlooks Athens, by yourself. However, if you prefer to Acropolis.

among

take

You

are free to

the buildings

a tour,

guides are usually $20 to $25 per

unlike

is

you take the opportunity

any

Make to see

wonder.

Also located on the Acropolis,

is

the Erechtheion. This sanctuary

is

a site for political gatherings.

For about $7 you can hike up the hundreds of steps to the top of the

just north of the Parthenon. built with

marble

to

It

was

house different

Greek gods. According to Greek legend, during the battle between Athena and Poseidon for Athens, each god shrines to the

available for about

made an

group.

Poseidon formed a spring of seawater in the middle of the city, while Athena created a beautiful olive tree. The Erechtheion is said

But be aware that walk around the

it is

a long, hot

so bring along some water and wear com-

fortable shoes.

many

so

site,

And

since there are

buildings to

see,

you

might want to bring along your camera. However, there is one structure that dominates the Acropolis. The Parthenon was built by the Greeks as a temple dedicated to Athena (the goddess of wisdom and war). According to Greek myth, both Athena and Poseidon (the god of the sea) wanted to be the protector of the city. The people, however, chose Athena and named the city after

Some

her.

years

later,

the

Parthenon was erected as her chief place of worship. In

its

lined Inside,

was and limestone.

glory, the Parthenon

with it

ivory

held a colossal statue of

life*

the people.

offering to

be built on the once stood.

to

“The statue

was one

site

where the

(Postcard)

tree

by the ancient Greeks as a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena. The design of the structure is so extraordinary that it is studied in architecture classes worldwide. The temple once held a colossal statue of Athena that was made out of gold and ivory.

The Parthenon was

(of

Athena) seven

of the

wonders of the ancient world. ”

This

is

built

a massive entrance/exit

way.lt was designed to resemble and align with the Parthenon. It still has its original roofing, and its

immense columns

are

made of

It

the

is

busiest markethundreds of shops

city’s

place. Literally

are located here, selling everything deli meats. You can exhaust your entire day just look-

from jewelry to

And you

marble, towering over the other

ing

Next to the Parthenon, this is the most remarkable temple on the

buildings.

Acropolis.

scale for a reason.

spend money. The Greeks are very good sales people, and can talk you into buying anything. Many tourists walk out of the Plaka carrying items they never would have

Its

detailed sculpturing

But there is usually a large crowd surrounding the Erechtheion, so if you want a close look at it you’ll have to be patient. On the west side of the Acropolis is incredible.

is

the Propylaia.

It

was created

wanted the hill

such a huge

at

The

architect

make sure the visitors to knew they were entering

to

holy ground. After you’re done exploring the Acropolis, Plaka.

make

sure

you

visit the

the

in

stores.

dreamed of buying. The Greeks love Plaka

establishments

to eat,

and the

Greek foods and many

don’t enforce the

legal drinking age.

Although the streets of the Plaka be crowded, they’re extremely safe. The Greek people are friendly and are happy to help you out.

may

Police officers patrol the avenues

during the day and

make

with restaurants.

littered

is

will

smaller pubs instead. Also, most clubs have a cover charge that can range from $5 to $15, and most the

But

at night, just to

sure there are no problems. if

you venture outside

the

Plaka, beware of the Greek drivers.

The roads

items on any restaurant menu. The

are so crowded with cars and motorbikes, that drivers don’t always pay attention to pedestrians.

prices are reasonable and the por-

It’s

Traditional

international

dishes

But

tions are large.

names

like

are

if

and a Wendy’s

is

foods with

and tyrpoitta

koulori

scare you, there

common

a McDonald's

at the

south end of

the Plaka.

Athens

is

nightlife.

also

famous

Jazz clubs,

for

Irish

its

pubs,

and various nightclubs are packed in every

comer of the

Plaka.

Many

nightclubs can hold up to 5,000

people and

fill

up quickly. So

if

don’t enjoy large crowds, stick to

not

uncommon

to

cross the

and hear Greek profanities yelled behind you by a motorist. Overall, Athens is a unique city. Both the ancient and modern worlds are combined within a short street

distance of each other.

You can

exit

a dance club and look up

at the

1,500-year-old Erechtheion

at the

same

time. Also, the Greeks a don’t

resent tourists like

Athens

some

nations.

an excellent vacation spot with tons of sights to see. is

(Postcard)

Above, the Acropolis is home to dozens of historical ruins, including the Parthenon. Over the centuries it has been used as a residential area, a place of worship, and a site for political gatherings.

Some

of the historical sites located

here are more than 2,000 a hot spot for tourists in Greece. Right, the Erechtheion was built with marble to house shrines to the Greek gods. Legend says that it stands on the same spot where the goddess Athena created a beautiful olive tree. Located on the Acropolis, it is a popular site for tourists.

years

old.

Today,

it’s

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)


I *

be

lt% nifty to MCMURPHY

By KRISTEN

thrifty:

good cause. Many

ing a

News a guide to

SPOKE, November

thrift

17,

2003

— Page 9

shopping

thrill stores

donate a portion of their profits to

You just spent $60 on a sweater and $120 on a pair of jeans. That's

charitable organizations.

$180 outfit you're sporting. If you can wear it for the rest of your life,

hand

then you've scored a bargain. If not,

sp.org.

a

maybe

then

it's

Goodwill, a charitable secondstore,

shopping

time to give your

One of

some

offers

tips

the tips

thrift

www.goodwill-

at

is

to allow your-

wallet a break.

self

shopping is something that many people frown upon. Perhaps it's because it is similar to rummaging around in a total stranger's clos-

shopping

but

et.

everything. For each item you find

Thrift

Or

it

could be the fact that there who have been sucked

are people into the their

name-brand

hard-earned

trap

and spend

money on

design-

er labels.

Kira Girard, 20, a second-year

student

nursing

Conestoga

at

College, says she doesn't shop at

second-hand stores because it's not "I get bored too easily and don't like looking that hard for convenient.

at

enough time is

not at

are

usually sorted by size it

takes a while to sort through

you would wear,

that

shopping on racks, and colour,

all like

Most items

a mall.

shop. Thrift

to

likely

you'll

most

thousands that make

pass

you shudder. Something

else to

keep

in

mind

is

clothing sizes. Just because the tag says it's your size doesn't necessarily

mean

it

is.

If there are fitting

rooms available, try it on before you buy it. The children's clothing section is

she finds the idea of wearing used

worth checking out if you're looking for some funky shirts or sweaters, and it's usually cheaper

clothing a

than the adult clothing.

she says. She also says

clothes,"

Maybe people

little

it's

step

world of

strange.

about time that these

thrift

into

wonderful

the

shopping.

It's

a

good idea

to

wash your pur-

chases before wearing them, even

though some stores wash their them in the store. It's also a good idea to leave the second-hand underwear on the

Waterloo and Cambridge have many secondhand shopping options, including

clothing before putting

Value Village, a large

racks.

Kitchener,

thrift store

chain. Store locations are listed in

Yellow Pages. Second-hand stores contain racks upon racks of used - and sometimes new - clothing for all ages. From the

If you're

still

not convinced that

ond-hand

you might be amazed

picture frames. There are endless

at

what you

Besides

finding

some

cool clothes, you also might be support-

many

chain has

the racks of Kitchener’s Value Village on Ottawa Street. store locations and they can be found in the yellow pages. fill

Women's

stores have to offer: piles

jeans to mittens to leather jackets,

find.

of clothing

The

by Kristen McMurphy)

large

thrift

store

thrift shopping for clothing is for you, consider the other things sec-

of books, jewelry, shoes, dishes, games, knick-knacks, curtains and

can

(Photo

Heaps

amounts of treasures out there waiting to be given a second

source

Qroup Writing

Contest

chance.

Violence isn't right

!

Contest Criteria: Deadline: Friday, Dec. 5th, 2003. Sponsored by the Conestoga College in remembrance of the

1989 at Ecole Polytechnique

Women's Resource Group of women who died on Dec. 6th,

in Montreal.

Entries:

Current students of Conestoga College may enter poems, 1st person accounts or fiction in English up to 500 words. Submissions must be printed in a Word document, 12 point font, double spaced. Entries will be judged on their impact in relation to an anti-violence message. Fees: None Prizes:

$50. Winners will- be notified by Jan. 16th, 2004. Winning entries will appear in Spoke, be announced on CJIQ and posted on the web site. All entries become the property of the Women's Resource

$150

-

$100

-

Group. |

Information: See

Submit

www. conestogac. on. ca/~pstadden/ wcontest.html

to:

Entries may be submitted online to the web site or in hard copy, clearly labeled Writing Contest, to Student Services, Room 2B04. All entries must include the student's name, student ID number, Program, email

address and phone number.

(Photo by Kristen McMurphy) Get'

Ady for winter with

Valu*illage

in

second-hand toques

Kitchener.

like this

one, from


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— SPOKE, November

17,

News

2003

Get your motor running

Conestoga

at

who

for those

1

graduate of the course

M2

since 1976.

The school

rider

“Those people have been riding

teach them

what

We

skills.

M2

passing a road ride

licence.

don’t

teach them

required to pass the

is

Students finish the

Ml

“We

Banister.

said

skills,”

ministry regulated testing so that,

their

rider course to get their

for quite a while and have a lot of

upon completion, students can take their paperwork to the Ministry of for

the

to

M licence.

review

and motorcycle maintenance. The Ml course provides all the

Transportation

22

five

after

come

Students

advanced

at the

expire

licences

years.

also offers three other

Doon campus: M2,

at least

months.”

course has been offered

motorcycle-driving courses

for at least

it

18 months and they have been a

also one of the tri-cities best.

M

is

already have their

licence and have had

The longest running continuing at Conestoga is

education course

The

M2

novice,” said Banister. “The

By DESIREE FINHERT

test.”

course by Students

test.

pack with other students and instructors and communicate

Continuing Education director Dan Piedra says the motorcycle highly been have programs successful even though there are

ride in a

competitors in the area who are providing the same kind of service.

instructors creating a four-to-one

“We

via radio earpieces.

There

teacher-student ratio.

M2 instructor Jay

have been able to stay ahead

gram has been

really successful for

the past five years.

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

We’ve seen a

Students enrolled in the motorcycle riding courses through Conestoga College’s continuing education program start their engines in preparation for a training session Oct. 18.

steady incline in enrolment.”

The course has been running since 1976,

making

it

The Ml

class

increased competition

big increase in

in

fessionals

who have been

involved

course he

Banister

to

40 per cent

moments”

women. “I think

Banister, 48, has

been teaching the

Ml

and

M2

“This it

is

more of them

just great because

are getting off of the

back seat and on to the front seat and finding that it is a lot more fun than riding on the back, which is

courses for seven years, but has

been driving for 34. Banister said the course has had a

is

finds

“eureka

the

most rewarding.

“We people

the

it

comes together for them,”

all

said

Banister.

The Liverpool-born

instructor

said students struggle

most with

excessive use of

control,

front brake

and not knowing when

to counter steer.

M

instructor Vic Costa, 36, has

1

been riding for 26 years. He teaches all the fundamental skills that

calling all glbt students

level

to

meet new people

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riders

from

the basic

from kicking off if

the student

start

right

has never ridden before to using the clutch

relate to

and the friction

control

zone,” said Costa.

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November

its all

11 th

by one

supplies the students dirt bikes.

Most

left

the college short

bike.

The Ml and

M2

or inquire at Student Services.

the motorcycle

the

courses are

become one with by the end of the

said the students

weekend.

“The

in Ontario. Offers at participating

Restaurants

may

“Take a side

way onto

street

and work your when your

busier streets

confidence

is

built up.”

rider review

people

who have

course

is

tice after taking the

M2

M

1

course.

student Jaqua Taylor, 32, said

took

refresher

the

before taking the

M2

course

because she

first

“Mostly because

years out of five that ing,”

said

is

for

the

Taylor.

I

“I

was not ridwanted to

some

get

experi-

Taylor said the refresher course

had a variety of students

at differ-

ent skill levels.

“There were people there who had their licence and before they bought a bike wanted to refresh,” said Taylor. “It was very similar to the first course. It was basically for people to practise their skills

M

before taking the test again.”

Taylor drives a Kawasaki Vulcan

800 so course

have a two-

I

year-old so there was about two

that she

husband’s

can keep up to her

BMW R1100X.

vary from those shown.

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Snyder said new riders might have problems dealing with traffic and that taking the Conestoga

road.

break-in has

•Not valid with any other

as

years.

Yamahas, although there are a couple of Honda street bikes and three mini bikes. However, a recent

Doon Campus

test

has been off her motorcycle for two

are

th

a

where you are

how

teaching people

M2 students and and 3 are blocked off for 1 students to practise pushing the bike, high-speed exercises, gear shifting, push steering, curves and crisis management and how to swerve around obstacles on the The college

& 25

Ml

to the

training

less

pass

to

lots 1, 2,

with a fleet of 40

about.

turns

left

blocked off for

M

Then come out

how

opposed

she at

with

deal

more or

are

The

street.

“We

Looking

new

up to speed and make them confident riders on the

will get

to

through intersections.

when someone has been

struggling with something and then

clutch

Location:

advanced

the

in

teaching safe ways of

is

and how

very encouraging,” said Banister.

years and that the

now 30

classes are

with this program.

Ken

women’s enrolment

in the last three

the area, is a tribute to the fine pro-

Instructor

enrolment has

2.

1

riding on the road, lane position

despite

the last four years.

increased 74 per cent, from 677 to 919 in the last four years. Piedra said the steady growth,

riding for

Snyder said

the longest

at course con-ed running Conestoga. Enrolment has increased 59 per cent, from 735 students to 1,241 in

Snyder, 31, has

been with the program for seven years but has only been also

“The pro-

of them," said Piedra.

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Conestoga students missed out on amazing live music, Nov. 3.

Birthday!

September 23 October 22

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The talented singer/songwriter, Morgan Finlay, graced the college Play by the rules and don’t take

the in performance Sanctuary, but no one show'ed. The audience grew to a pathetic turnout of only eight people at one

with

a

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shortcuts.

when managing

point.

ability to see merit in all

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arguments hampers your

sense

make

resources.

ability to

decisions. Don’t vacillate.

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will deliver success.

frontation.

for cooperation, not con-

Finlay was not bothered by the size of the audience, or lack there-

Every night’s

different,

he

said.

"Some nights it’s going to jammed and some nights it’s going to be. That’s the

jfj

be

deciding what you

Morgan Finlay played a show was there to appreciate

in

by Christina Bramburger)

the Sanctuary, Nov.

very solid at

is

some

what he does. He plays and sings

Finlay

with impressive conviction. His music is heartfelt and real which

into the lives of his listeners.

out to

my

counts for a

show.”

along with bass player

Finlay,

Peter Murray, played several origi-

few covers ranging from Sublime to Johnny

nal songs as well as a

Cash.

had fun with the music while performing and the acoustic show was filled with emotion and

The

pair

nothing short of excellence.

fell

Finlay’s music combines a solid flavour.

especially

when

able to bring

is

matter what’s going on there always a way to get out of it,

Finlay said.

sounds off his first six-track EP, Uppercut, you can’t deny that Morgan Finlay is at the heart of Canadian

vince myself of that.”

indie music.

itive

ance or taking

Uppercut

in the

album

the perfect

is

to

when you need something

pick you up.

to

The

you and remind you

inspirational lyrics get

excited about life of the beauty that

we

Red-faced and veins bulging with emotion, he gives his all while on stage. Murray said he was immediately fascinated by Finlay’s music

a bad dream/There’s a bright

and that is why he wanted to play on his album.

day/Everyone will survive their own little way,” from The Reason

overlook

daily.

With

lyrics

such as "At the end of

new

“Sometimes

I

Pop

princess

hip-hop element that

Spears

Britney

Murray said Finlay

one of

is

“I don’t think I

know

like.

more pos-

a

He's got so much

person.

energy and optimism;

a great

it's

energy to be around.”

The EP merges common rock with emotional acoustic sounds and funky grooves. With Finlay’s and encouraging

lyrics

Your desire

problem with

she

that

came

close

to

achieving on her previous albums. In

The Zone

takes

close

this track is that

to

a

it

minute before

Spears’ vocals are heard. However, its

upbeat tempo makes

it

more about Morgan CD, go to www.morganfinlay.com.

To

up

fine print. Self-esteem

fear

-

from difMoby and R.

tracks with collaborations ferent artists such as

Spears’ fourth album features a

don’t

really

wanna

be

my

The key

track,

Breathe

On Me,

is

It’s

in bars

“It’s

so

need some air/Boy, don’t 'cause I’m halfway

there/Monogamy’s

new album

the

way

softer vibe, suited for grinding

to

Moby the

ing eight of the 13 tracks.

Spears.

starts off

with her

Me Against The Music, fea-

turing

pop queen Madonna. The

NFL

kickoff celebration on

Sept. 4, has an upbeat tribal

rhythm

some fast, near-rapping moments. The track, produced by with

Redzone, was co-written by both Spears and Madonna. The album continues with the next collaboration (I’ve Got That)

Boom Boom

featuring

the

Yang Twins. The song has

Ying

a strong

amongst the many Early

track

hangover.

Mornin’

Spears’

voice

subdued, with a beat that (internet photo)

song, which Spears debuted solo at the

is

col-

with

The song is about partying, drinking and waking up with a

first

single.

agreements. Kill others with kindness and

let

them

suffer the con-

iu

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December 22

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stop overspending.

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tom

what you owe and

lines,

You want

looking

you owe

at the bot-

to

be financially mde-

pendent, so get started right away!

You may have

to put

up with

this is the

it.

time to push forward

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criti-

cism from family and friends, but

to

life!

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to

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your supervisors. J '

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not to buy others with gifts

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decision making

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situations; ,,

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this

will only lead to resentment.

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Leo July 23

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Pisces

;

February 19-

August 22

March 20

on a

laborators on the album, co-writing

than

her previous three efforts, co-writ-

The album

Do

outstanding dis-

sweaty, crowded dance floor.

and clubs.

obvious Spears had a stronger

influence on her

-

settle

I

go/Just put your lips together and

be popular

is to

Achievement

The next

blow.” This song has a slower and

to

21

Matters

sequences of their actions.

Cut back.

let

Dennis.

stop

album, with tracks that are destined

low and

without

your part to

your future financial

a

more bass beat-oriented

a

to

zip-

techno, hip-hop, and even reggae. It’s

May

i

are.

January 19

you touch me if you want/I see your body rise, rise.” The track, co-written by Spears and songwriter Cathy

hot and

wide variety of genres ranging from traditional pop, near-rap,

,

the

Gemini

mjf .'.O-

is

now

Take things as they

are proceeding as planned.

and improve your quality of

with her soft voice cooing,

Kelly.

November 22 December 21

.

strong.

is

high gear!

shift into

whom

one of the most sensual songs on the album, with heavy breathing and moaning reminiscent of Kylie Minogue. Spears is very seducing

includes 13 diverse

20

find out

“I

an obvi-

ous stand-out track.

Sagittarius

fja

May

Finlay or to order his

per please/I’d

on her new album. Revealing an edgier side, Spears bares her soul with a more adult

-

get lost in his music.

priate lyrics of desiring the atten-

The only

to escape

needs a boost. Act

anyone can

tease/But would you undo

tion of others in a club.

April 20

Keep your ears open and your mouth closed. Listen. Read all

raspy voice

soft,

the club scene, with Spears’ appro-

sings about sex and masturbation

theme

great for

is

progress.

even have to con-

those guys you can’t help but

Britney’s growing RYAN CONNELL

and don't judge others too harshly, Don't let past issues cloud today's

Taurus

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security

By

Don’t

light

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expressed so confidently.” When sitting in on a perform-

listen to

rock base with a dash of funk for

lot

go.

the third track of Uppercut,

Why,

going

come

-

21

Things are unclear for you now. let yourself be intimidated

are.

will

prepared for competition. Fight the need to have the final word.

it.

“As a musician, he

things

better

the

Everybody's playing to win, so be

one

but no

3,

in. It’s nice to be in touch with that. It’s nice to have those kinds of peo-

ple

October 23

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November

The more self-assured you (Photo

imagine college and university as being that middle ground where you start deciding about your life "I

like or w'hat direction you’re

&L

of

reality

are his favourite place

still

(f,

April 19

to perform.

and you’re

-

21

not

what I’m doing.”

Campuses

March

l

,

Scorpio

Aries

a

'

of.

Spears brings more themes to her music in her new album, In The Zone. Spears worked with producers

Bloodshy and Avant for the song Showdown which discusses the carnal attraction of fighting and making up in relationships. The song has passionate lyrics such as

One of the

best tracks

offer

one

too.

Setbacks and delays

are likely. This

is

a great time for

light.

ahead. Your understanding

of people and their problems delivers opportunities to get

what you

Friends and nature

remedies for what

ails

bring

you.

is differ-

on the disc

Toxic, which is upbeat with a rhythm that sounds almost like something to be played during a is

U

Virgo August 23 September 22

Diana O’Neill

chase scene in a movie. Spears sings about .men that she’s addicted to that are too

All your plans have a green

Move

want.

healthy escapism.

very

ent from the rest of the album.

Britney

adult

is

Be prepared to lend a shoulder tissue. Ask for a favour and

and a

dangerous and not

right for her.

Continued on Page 13

is

a third-

year journalism student Everyone including you wants to have things his or her own way now. Sit it out, bide your time. Honesty brings rewards.

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

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new CD

Britney’s Continued from Page 12 Rapper R. Kelly wrote the song Outrageous for the album, whieh

Desi

and her underwear. The track

pumping hip-hop

shadow."

beat.

most sexually-explicit tracks on the album is called Touch Of My Hand. Spears sings about

Spears premiered the other soft

Everytime,

ballad,

on

remix of the

final track is a

a Rishi Richs

first single,

Kulcha Me Against The Music remix. The remix transforms the song into a hyper dance tempo and shows less of a tribal beat.

"I'm

there:

has a

the

The

somebody who

isn't

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week album's

drive

One of

hits stores this

2003

17,

mid-90s melody called ing Shadow. Spears sings about loving watching you disappear/But you, you were never here/lt's only your

has Spears singing about her sex

SPOKE, November

Spears

Saturday

took

adventurous

an

stance on her fourth album. She

Night Live.

media

that she either

want-

the taboo subject of masturbation

told the

in a softer tone, similar to that of

ed listeners to really like the album

There's a middle eastern under-

tone

music, on which Spears "Another day without a

in the

sings,

most sexually-explicit tracks on the album is called Touch Of

“One

Janet Jackson.

lover/The more

I

stand the touch of

come

my

of the

My

to under-

hand"

or

My Hand

She dabbles

Hand.”

but

one of the most adult-themed songs on the album that is sure to not only raise some eyebrows, but spark some

Although Spears denied writing any tracks in regards to her personal love life, the track sounds like a

con-

Although Spears has shed most of the bubblegum pop style she she her career with, started indulges in some light bubbly fun on the near-rap track. Brave New

song Cry Me A River where Timberlake casted a Spears look-alike in his video. The song shows a subtle parallel to Timberlake's song where Spears sings about a former lover moving on, and her asking for forgiveness: "I may have made it rain/Please forgive me/My weakness caused you pain/And this

Girl.

song's

serious controversy over

its

tent.

Spears worked with RedZone on the

song The Hook-up, which has a

reggae rhythm.

The song

tells

sheltered girl

the tale about a

coming out

to

the

world and meeting a rugged man. As well as all the upbeat and seductive songs, Spears does

make

some slow songs, with two ballads. The first is a sadden-

room

for

MM

nobody

with

in

in

a wide range of

manages

still

to link the

album

together.

in the

is

it,

genres to cater to different tastes,

Taking a year off since her Dream A Dream tour that promot-

highly sexual song's chorus.

Touch Of

dislike

between.

retaliation

my

to

Justin

Within

ed

Timberlake's

al

bet for

listeners

who have been

waiting for Spears to finally off

some strong vocals

career.

show

in

her

album,

many

person-

struggles in her life that had kept

Like any smart celebrity

the

in

managed

to

turn the spotlight to her advantage.

She

is

expected to reach No.

the Billboard charts for her

album, with several

artists

the premiere of their that

week

tition,

in

1

on

new

delaying

new albums

order to avoid compe-

such as Alicia Keys.

Overall.

probably the best

third

limelight, Spears has

sorry."

is

self-titled

her in the spotlight.

Spears'

new album

is

with rhythms and beats that are geared for the club scene. She explores a deeper sense

atmospheric

The song melody was well-written to the accompanying piano and harp. This track

her

Spears went through

(Internet photo)

Spears’ fourth album features a wide variety of genres ranging from traditional pop, near-rap, techno, hip-hop, and reggae. She tackles several genres to cater to different tastes. tures 13 tracks and she co-wrote eight

of

The album

fea-

them.

of sexuality and makes some edgy revelations on the album. In

The Zone,

on Nov.

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yards

NFL

season has passed ihc

halfway mark and nobody could have expected some of the surprises we've seen so far. Some of my predictions from the start of the

year

look

least,

but

in

mind,

ridiculous

some

say

the

aren’t far off.

Keep

wasn’t an

NFL

said

I

to

I

expert, just a big fan, and not even

big

a

could

fan

some of

have predicted

breakout teams

the

this

year.

My

prediction

that

the

Dolphins would win the looking less and less

is

if

Miami

AFC

likely.

East I

said

quarterback Jay Fiedler didn't

stay healthy they ble,

and

l

was

tions

in trou-

Tommy Maddox

Bills

have disap-

who felt

with the addi-

on defence they were a better

AFC

North

The Tennessee Titans tle

offence was in

are in a bat-

did say the Pittsburgh

would win the AFC North. You can't fault me; nobody ever thought the Steelers would struggle to this extent, in fact, most didn’t think they would struggle at all. They have the exact same team that took them to the playoffs last year. Amos Zereoue, who was named Steelers

back at the start of the season, has been a huge disappointment. only averaging three starting running

surprise

season,

this

Cowboys. Coming back 5-1 ning

I

games of

Maybe

come down

to

the season.

not the biggest surprise,

definitely

the

biggest

story

the AFC West, where Kansas City Chief’s passed the halfway point undefeated. This can

be contributed to a good offence .

and the best special team’s player in the league, Dante Hall. As a result of Hall’s lour touchdowns off

the

Dallas

off back-to-

seasons, this year’s win-

team can mostly be con-

new head coach Bill Without much of a run-

tributed

to

Parcells.

ning game, Parcells has turned young Quincy Carter into one of the league’s most consistent quarterbacks. If the

Cowboys can

put

together another winning streak like they did in the first half, they

should be back

in the playoffs.

NFC

My

Any

sort

year has been

NFC

biggest

haven’t

WEEK

put

(Home team

row this of rhythm their at the end of last in

New Orleans

lost.

this

year,

the

Tennessee

fairly

vs.

CLEVELAND ATLANTA

Jacksonville vs.

the Panthers

JETS

BALTIMORE

Seattle vs.

New England vs. HOUSTON Chicago vs. DENVER

With the addition of running back, Stephen Davis, the Panthers have a new-found confidence and are playing like it. Without Michael Vick the Atlanta Falcons have a weak team. Even when Vick returns, it will be too end of the

PHILADELPHIA

vs.

Pittsburgh vs.

have a easy schedule towards the

the division

caps)

Detroit vs.

South holds the second

surprise

12 in

MINNESOTA San Francisco vs. GREEN BAY Carolina vs DALLAS

a

Carolina Panthers. Sitting on top

late.

North division. Since the division is fairly weak, the Vikings should be able to hold on.

The

happen.

year.

ARIZONA KANSAS CITY Cincinnati vs. SAN DIEGO Indianapolis vs. BUFFALO St.

Louis

Oakland

vs.

vs.

Monday Washington

night

MIAM

vs.

I

I

The Minnesota Vikings surprised many people with their 6-0 start, but have since lost a few games giving the Green Bay Packers a chance to make a move in the NFC

grabs.

consistently

The

still

South

is

still

prediction

up for

that

the

Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win

Atlanta should

start

looking

Rams

towards next year. 1

to

picked the San Francisco 49ers

win the

NFC

West and

possible, but not likely.

it’s still

My pick for

one of the wild card spots, the Seattle Seahawks, are playing well and will win the division barring a major injury. If not the Seahawks, it’s more likely the St. Louis Rams will take the division over the 49ers.

The

decided on Marc

finally

Bulger over Kurt Warner as quaroff.

Even

without Marshall Faulk the

Rams

and

terback,

it’s

paid

have found a way to win. Look for the Rams and Seahawks to fight until the end of the year for the division crown.

As you can thing in the sible,

see, predicting any-

NFL

is

close to impos-

even for fans.

of returns, he’s being given serious consideration for league

Nobody thought forget this

much

could

has not been able to play

year.

points with less than four minutes

the

like to

Philadelphia Eagles. With so

division

the

Tampa

should be able to win the important

nary comeback against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In the game the Colts came back after trailing by 2

comes from

play like one.

the

games towards the end of the year. The NFC East holds the biggest

AFC

This division will

pick to win

division,

in

with the Indianapolis Colts for

the final

my

East

Baltimore

South crown. If anyone had any doubts about the Colts, they were erased after an extraordithe

Although many people thought the New England Patriots could win the division, not many thought they would dominate it like they are. This can be attributed to one of the smartest coaches in the league. Bill Belichick, who’s been able to make a team without many stars,

I

the

Ravens. With the emergence of Jamal Lewis as one of the league’s top running backs, they will benefit from being in a veiy weak division.

gotten into any sort of rhythm.

prediction,

is

NFC

experience on the team the Eagles

The only team looking good the

I'm sticking with the

NFL season

far in

and together two wins

1

interceptions.

but

I'd

touchdowns and

after only eight

team. Offensively, the Bills haven’t

Although

over

is

to go.

right.

The Buffalo pointed fans

would be

The Cinderella

per carry.

story for

The

so

of surprises

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2003

17,

MVP.

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Oakland

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Raiders w'ould have a losing record at this

point in the year.

My pick for

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went out with an injury the Raiders were 2-4. My pick to win the division, the Denver Broncos, still have a chance quarterback Jack Plummer if returns from his injury and plays as

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COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: DEPRESSION

RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS

Most of us have experienced waking up in a bad mood or “feeling the blues”. These feelings are usually of short duration and have minimal impact on our lives. Some people experience sadness, loneliness, hopelessness, self-doubt, and guilt for weeks, months and even years. These experiences characterize depression, an illness believed to affect one in ten.

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Here are some signs which might indicate that you or someone you care about

WHEN

is

experiencing depression: FEELINGS - loss of joy in formerly pleasurable activities; crying a lot or feeling emotionally “empty”; hopelessness; worthlessness; loss of warmth towards key people in life;

loss of sexual desire;

deep sense

of

shame

or self-doubt.

exhaustion and lack of energy; insomnia or the opposite; loss of appetite or the opposite; physical aches and pains; digestive problems; headaches.

PHYSICAL - overwhelming

BEHAVIOUR reduced

ability to

irritability,

withdrawal;

concentrate,

neglect

remember or cope

of

responsibilities

or

appearance;

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with daily activities.

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