Freeport frustration over K-W commuters can rest easy knowing the ride home will be a lot quicker.
A trip to Greece Leachman
takes us on a sight-
seeing adventure through the ancient Athens.
FEATURE Monday, November
love to herself
the Zone, deals
more mature themes.
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 9
Pledge cards important
to United NOE
The thermometer Conestoga College. It's not the weather it
have been raised
in this year’s
climb, but rather
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.”
mometer chart is located next Door 4 of the Doon campus and
The United Way committee
The committee's goal
thermometer to show' how on close the campaign is to reaching the
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
United Way chairperson accepting donations for the cam-
a booth set up near
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
your buck," says
eligible to their
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
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
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
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;
sweatshirts, a duffel bag, golf shirts
ized, so that
Canadian Red Cross.
and Big Sisters of Cambridge, the Canadian Hearing Society and the
services officer and
pany) prepared the meal and
this year, in
tions are added, red paper
prizes remaining for staff and fac-
toward the campaign. Chartwells (the cafeteria’s food service com-
Monica Himmelman, alumni sen’ices
hopes of surpassing last year's total, which reached $39,000. When new donaraise
the United Way.”
ran from Oct. 27 to
college organized the fundraising
campaign. The ther-
draw. There are
towards the draw and they included the alumni association, co-op and career services, health services and the college prizes
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
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)
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
for any evidence of fire or heat.
The The Woodworking Centre of
machines, and into the storage hop-
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
“We're checking the
donations to the United Way.
department used thermal
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.
Bader, “there's no other option. The woodworking centre
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-
duct work.” said Bernier, “to be sure the lire didn't spread into the
was procedure to check the air handling system in these types of situations to be certain there were no
detected in the piping, the system will inject a blast of water to pre-
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
(Photo by Jason Noe)
Kitchener fire department responded to an automatic alarm. centre
places red paper on the
work system, used sawdust away from the
through the duct
Ontario was evacuated Nov. 6 as the
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
New By BRANDI There
advertising initiative for CSI
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
because of the ticker. “We will be responsible for the information that will be on (it),” he
new technology, this new presence,
TVs, estimated the total cost of the job was more, than $ 20 000 installing the
Regardless of the cost, Falconer
According to the companies webwww.uctv.ca. they are going to be expanding to 25 new schools site,
will also feature a
on the bottom of the screen
said he likes the concept because
content specifically for the college,
like the weather, for
CSI, said although there will be ads on the screen, the TVs are “more of an information tool,”
always be up-to-date and time-
even has the ability to
a positive initiative for the
to college life
make money. He
a school does
Justin Falconer, president of the
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
(Photo by Carla Sandham)
because students going on,” he
Briolo from Infovision installs a
are being put around the college. They
Conestoga College and high the packed students
REBECCA LEA R N
Conestoga College is holding an event that could make Christmas shopping less painful
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
acts for seven years
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.
come and meet with
They're hoping to have various businesses
and an inbound Free said
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
because students are often look-
ing for part-time
big job fair held at
each year has a “full-time
fair will take
in the open area of E-wing from 10 a.m. until 2
“They’re going to have tables
try to force
said she w'ould like to see
the School of
Media Studies or School of Business,” Free said.
similar to a large
comedy show and loved
“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.
She said she loved what she saw and liked how the comedian talked to people in the audience.
introduce prospective employees to an assembly
College for the VIP day, attended
two rooms. One room has computers for studying and the second room is designed to
(Photo by Bryan Martin)
Arts was also
The centre has two
doing things on stage that
the training centre.
services to have their
tiqued prior to the event.
online using the computers
“It was absolutely amazing. At our high school we don’t get to see anything this cool,” said
with fees covered by the comEmployees can study
Free said students can also make an appointment with career
aren't planned out;
auto shop and has several work gets
bring a resume with them.
the audience will
given the chance to study any number of approved courses
said the centre
Benedict’s student Steph Fedrew, who was at Conestoga
material I'm energetic and curilike
square-metre training centre.
If I keep going into shows with the same stuff I lose passion for what I’m saying. With new
Resources, Jane Stewart attended the opening of the 540-
ous to see
up and students can go from table to table and meet with the employers that way,” Free said. Students are encouraged to set
earn a certificate or diplo-
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
place on the
second floor the
training centre at the
Any Conestoga student from any campus who is looking for a part-time job
Sara Free, adding they are hoping for about 30 employers to students.
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
comedian Pete Zedlacher. Zedlacher is from Wawa, Ont. and has been performing comedy continue
and a CSI events banner across the bottom.
By BRYAN MARTI N
Comedian packs the Sanctuary
would get up
Falconer would not disclose
leges and Ryerson University
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
pany that combines advertisements on TV with other information, like weather and news headlines.
of the installation and pays for
Pete Zedlacher expresses
some emotion at Conestoga College comedy routine.
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-
comedian was the funniest
he’s seen this year.
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
dents into the
to see all the stu-
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.
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
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.
CSI presents a royal rumble By JASON SMITH
solving on this night.
What can be expected, however, Ever have one
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
But don’t expect the usual lecnote
Anger Management names of former
you've been looking for a Conestoga College jack-
your time has come. Nov. 25, from
Export Leather will be setting up shop at Conestoga until 3 p.m.,
for the first leather jacket sale in
in two styles: complete leather, or leather sleeves
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
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.
changes and some
Zehr won nearly 82 per cent vote to put
bents re-claiming their seats. In Waterloo, 69-year-old
into his third term.
event showcases legendary super-
and several young workers
consider to be the future
office located in the Sanctuary
be available at the door on Wednesday night. Tickets are will also
6:30 p.m. and bell
of the business.
The show will include a variety of performances including high-flying
more information contact
8 p.m. on Nov. 19.
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
house parties within
computer programming student, would like to see more coverage of matters concerning her courses and educaFitore
Spoke as major newspa-
student, said he picks up
an alternative to
informed of a pos-
“It’s fine the
know w here
motivation, such as contests offer-
learned of the possi-
pertain to students, but refrained from making suggestions as to
up every once and
awhile to look
what needs investigating. John Yaneff said students need
student, suggests in-depth investigative journalism on matters that
Jeanette Lavoie, a broadcasting
at the cover.
not big into newspapers,” she said.
ing free prizes to read Spoke. Scott
student, always reads
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
to say,” said Timperley.
election Last year, a
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
feeling ignored by Spoke.
By JAMES DOYLE
Kitchener by a landslide
Tickets can be purchased at the
She said she would like to see more coverage of her program, a
Mayor Zehr wins
and diva matches showcasing the talent of some of wrestling’s most athletic and beautiulations,
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
know much about
“I just it,"
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
general arts and science students,
ner of Brel “The Hitman" Hart,
“I prefer more city-wide news,” Steph Baulk said, rather than Spoke’s more student-oriented
son Tunnis Gayler. Gayler says the jackets will be
Sabin, Sinn and “Showtime” Eric
The Hart Foundation. D’Lo Brown is a former European and Intercontinental Champion. Legend and Eric Young
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
er-in-law and former tag-team part-
wrestling’s biggest icon of
101 includes the
to be the next break-out star in pro-
wrestling invades the rec centre.
and a star-stud-
— Page 3
the rec centre
Students say low readership
an unbelievable night of high
also have a completely
city council to
received 49 per cent ot the
Cambridge mayor Doug Craig was re-elected for a second term. (Cambridge the same.
city council will
he can spend more time with lib grandfather.
Elsewhere in the region. Bill and Wayne Roth were acclaimed in Woolwich and Wilmot
only one incumbent was seeking reto election. Scott Jones lost Ward
Kim Denouden won
and Doug Bergman was re-elected in Wellesley.
KHD STKOKt \
Please give to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
— SPOKE, November
CSI make changes
Does Conestoga Students
(CSI) have what
takes to lead our
Conestoga has been rated the number 1 college in Ontario for the where would our student association, the CSI,
past five years, but
seen the stories
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.
will bring the students into the Sanctuary.
An example idea was
the Nov. 5
for students to
out, dressed in their best
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.
a distinct disadvantage in that the bulk of Conestoga
students don’t care. disgusting, whether
The apathy it
the lack of support for
for this school
CSI events or
Conestoga of students
on a Thursday night for a CSI
to the school
college. There are a great
not care to drive back
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
residence showed they want to see more events
held. This should be noted by everyone
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
the time that the
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
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
deport security threats. These men have not been charged
Part of the classes,
more residence events
are being planned.
Conestoga students spend at
other Ontario schools are involved in a frosh
week, meeting people and getting excited about the school they chose to attend. This yet,
most important time
Conestoga students don’t get
to participate in
any such event.
inability of the
an effective election has cost them more than
the candidates they are disqualifying. In 2003,
posed to be held for the CSI governing body, several students were qualified for questionable policies, including signs being left
up too long
board of governor’s election was tainted with more dis-
qualifications also relating to posters. Yes, posters.
are losing their democratic rights because the
CSI has deemed
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.
the necessaiy changes so
Conestoga students can again
not have committed
current policy hearkens back to the
internship of Japanese-Canadians
lawyers, to protect national securi-
mony from If the
judge finds the
actually be deported.
Our fundamental values and
cannot be appealed.
have been suspended
sake of national security. The next
30 press release, the Canadian Arab Federation called In a
remain there or when they
automatically becomes a deportation order.
knowing how long they
then quashed. If
Second World War.
These men are currently
will then hear testi-
the judge upholds the order,
Codeine and Solicitor General
the accused will
immigration Minister Denis
have a vote.
social values, the
and without the suspects, or their
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.
of the evidence from the
not be enough evidence
for criminal charges or
current system gives too
then sent to the federal
immigration minister or the
sole purpose of deporting people.
can be safeguarded against. The
are issued for the
certificates are necessaiy
court where a judge hears
issued to non-Canadian permanent
involved in normal court proceedings. Due process makes sure
Easter must review the
case and sign the order.
Security certificates can only be
mistakes and possible prejudices
than three years.
The CIC website says
or placed in "no poster” zones.
the evidence against them.
Poorly attended events are not the only problem for the CSI. The
about the loss of due process usu-
with any crime, nor have they seen
change the current practice of
who’s next? You?
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— Page 5
Securing residence Many
students feel video cameras and
key cards are valuable security features By JENNIFER
second security feature
video cameras Despite car thefts, break-ins and a
man being jumped in the parking students who live in residence
describe the building as a safe
place to reside.
secure here with the
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
card access to
anyone not get
the hallways so
living in residence can't
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,"
Cameras have the parking
also been added to
major issue recently.
“We’ve caught people
no unauthorized people
enter the building.
man who was
cameras are what help him
feel safe. “I feel pretty safe
cameras everywhere and whatever happens they can see,” he said. Second-year LASA student Brooke Mierch said the incidences residence don’t interfere with
safe she feels.
me. I'm fine with
Students did have one suggestion
are to ensure, residence staff
on Oct. 30. Matt Reid,
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
stuff like that
feel pretty safe,”
happens but still he said, referring
doing what they are not
no major safety
thing considering car theft has been a
Chris Brooks, a broadcasting student, said he has
“(The cameras) are to catch any suspicious looking vehicles that enter the parking
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.
said that residence could have
security guards walking around residence property. actual
Kobylnik said they do have security
residence during the
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.”
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
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— SPOKE, November
Author awarded again M.G. Vassanji wins By JAMES CLARK
Toronto author M.G. Vassanji first person to win
Students learn how event on Nov. 5
at the first
of three as the best novel written
English Canada over the
Vassanji accepted the award of
The Book of Secrets. Previous winners of the award
Atwood. Margaret and Michael
The In-Between World published Lall, Vikram Doubleday Canada,
second Giller Prize. Vassanji’s The In-Between World of Vikram Lall, was chosen by a jury in
Royal York Hotel
Toronto on Nov. 4. In 1994 Vassanji
Giller Prize to ever be
has become the a
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
the story of
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
10th year the literary
prize has been awarded. This year’s
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banquet was considered by many attendees to be the most extravagant yet.
1994 Vassanji won the first Giller Prize to ever be In
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.
award also guaran-
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
Vassanji are also expected to see a rise in sales.
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The In-Between World of Vikram is the sixth book written by
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Vassanji was in Waterloo reading the
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Freeport Bridge frustration HORTON
the Kitchener- Waterloo
area have had to deal with more traffic
Sunoco gas drop by
“The bridge was
noon, some of
holdups than usual.
But on Oct. 29
— Page 7
the last four months, in
nearby garden centre was forced
While the London Bridge is falling down. Kitchener’s Freeport
holes opening up
1926 and located over the Grand River on King Street East, reopened after undergoing a $3.4built in
senior project manager
The bridge Kitchener’s
been a challenging project. had a very aggressive
Dave Weiler, senmanager for the Region
timetable," said ior project
The closing of traffic
the bridge diverted
Boulevard and Highway
Watson two city
gateways that before the closing were already backed up. But Weiler insisted the construction could not be delayed
“The bridge was
closure, said the closing of
his life a lot
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.
The traffic Watson and
on Homer Conestoga
College lately has been frustrating to say the
(Photo by Nick Horton)
By DAR R EN S M TH is
through the African
but without the cute
Nov. 8 residents
shadow over moon.
and from the college
product of the $3. 4-million rehabilitation project on Kitchener’s
to look blood red surface of the
This particular eclipse started
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
basically falling off,” he said.
some of that
holes opening up in the sidewalk area.
The closing of the Freeport Bridge not only stalled traffic in the area,
stalled business in the locale also.
“I already feel a lot happier, it’s a
astronomical theatre, as the
Earth’s shadow, the
between the sun and the
Earth casts a
completely covered by the moon appeared to have a red colour and not grey as one might think.
Ontario and most of Canada were
Freeport Bridge on a regular basis
receives no direct sun-
an eclipse so
the red light
waves refracting or bending as they hit Earth’s
atmosphere. lunar eclipse visible to
Ontario occurred May 15 of this year but clouds prevented a good view.
Canadian viewing will occur Oct. 28, 2004.
— SPOKE, November
Athens combines ancient and modern By LESLEY (This series
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
centre of the ancient world.
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
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
impressive architectural master-
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
The Parthenon sure
wander and take in the view that overlooks Athens, by yourself. However, if you prefer to Acropolis.
are free to
guides are usually $20 to $25 per
you take the opportunity
Make to see
Also located on the Acropolis,
the Erechtheion. This sanctuary
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
Greek gods. According to Greek legend, during the battle between Athena and Poseidon for Athens, each god shrines to the
available for about
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
a long, hot
so bring along some water and wear com-
since there are
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
Parthenon was erected as her chief place of worship. In
was and limestone.
glory, the Parthenon
held a colossal statue of
be built on the once stood.
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
wonders of the ancient world. ”
a massive entrance/exit
way.lt was designed to resemble and align with the Parthenon. It still has its original roofing, and its
busiest markethundreds of shops
are located here, selling everything deli meats. You can exhaust your entire day just look-
from jewelry to
marble, towering over the other
Next to the Parthenon, this is the most remarkable temple on the
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
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.
wanted the hill
such a huge
make sure the visitors to knew they were entering
holy ground. After you’re done exploring the Acropolis, Plaka.
dreamed of buying. The Greeks love Plaka
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.
Police officers patrol the avenues
during the day and
smaller pubs instead. Also, most clubs have a cover charge that can range from $5 to $15, and most the
at night, just to
sure there are no problems. if
you venture outside
Plaka, beware of the Greek drivers.
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-
tions are large.
and a Wendy’s
scare you, there
south end of
and various nightclubs are packed in every
comer of the
nightclubs can hold up to 5,000
up quickly. So
don’t enjoy large crowds, stick to
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.
a dance club and look up
time. Also, the Greeks a don’t
resent tourists like
an excellent vacation spot with tons of sights to see. is
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.
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.
(Photo by Lesley Leachman)
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You just spent $60 on a sweater and $120 on a pair of jeans. That's
$180 outfit you're sporting. If you can wear it for the rest of your life,
then you've scored a bargain. If not,
Goodwill, a charitable secondstore,
time to give your
to allow your-
wallet a break.
shopping is something that many people frown upon. Perhaps it's because it is similar to rummaging around in a total stranger's clos-
everything. For each item you find
could be the fact that there who have been sucked
are people into the their
Kira Girard, 20, a second-year
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.
enough time is
usually sorted by size it
takes a while to sort through
you would wear,
shopping on racks, and colour,
thousands that make
you shudder. Something
clothing sizes. Just because the tag says it's your size doesn't necessarily
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
than the adult clothing.
she says. She also says
about time that these
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
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
not convinced that
you might be amazed
picture frames. There are endless
cool clothes, you also might be support-
the racks of Kitchenerâ€™s Value Village on Ottawa Street. store locations and they can be found in the yellow pages. fill
stores have to offer: piles
jeans to mittens to leather jackets,
by Kristen McMurphy)
thrift shopping for clothing is for you, consider the other things sec-
of books, jewelry, shoes, dishes, games, knick-knacks, curtains and
amounts of treasures out there waiting to be given a second
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— SPOKE, November
Get your motor running
graduate of the course
“Those people have been riding
passing a road ride
required to pass the
Students finish the
ministry regulated testing so that,
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
and motorcycle maintenance. The Ml course provides all the
also offers three other
Doon campus: M2,
course has been offered
for at least
18 months and they have been a
also one of the tri-cities best.
already have their
licence and have had
The longest running continuing at Conestoga is
novice,” said Banister. “The
By DESIREE FINHERT
course by Students
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
via radio earpieces.
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,
big increase in
who have been
40 per cent
women. “I think
Banister, 48, has
been teaching the
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
comes together for them,”
said students struggle
excessive use of
and not knowing when
to counter steer.
instructor Vic Costa, 36, has
been riding for 26 years. He teaches all the fundamental skills that
calling all glbt students
meet new people
^Looking for people who you can
from kicking off if
has never ridden before to using the clutch
and the friction
zone,” said Costa.
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or inquire at Student Services.
become one with by the end of the
said the students
in Ontario. Offers at participating
“Take a side
and work your when your
tice after taking the
student Jaqua Taylor, 32, said
before taking the
years out of five that ing,”
was not ridwanted to
Taylor said the refresher course
had a variety of students
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
before taking the test again.”
Taylor drives a Kawasaki Vulcan
800 so course
have a two-
year-old so there was about two
can keep up to her
vary from those shown.
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not ridden for a
while or feel they need more prac-
three-day workshops and Banister
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Yamahas, although there are a couple of Honda street bikes and three mini bikes. However, a recent
has been off her motorcycle for two
where you are
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
lots 1, 2,
with a fleet of 40
blocked off for
Then come out
up to speed and make them confident riders on the
when someone has been
struggling with something and then
teaching safe ways of
very encouraging,” said Banister.
years and that the
with this program.
in the last three
the area, is a tribute to the fine pro-
riding on the road, lane position
the last four years.
increased 74 per cent, from 677 to 919 in the last four years. Piedra said the steady growth,
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
of them," said Piedra.
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Students miss Finlay By CHRISTINA
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Week of Now
Conestoga students missed out on amazing live music, Nov. 3.
September 23 October 22
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
ability to see merit in all
arguments hampers your
decisions. Don’t vacillate.
Careful use of logic and reason
will deliver success.
for cooperation, not con-
Finlay was not bothered by the size of the audience, or lack there-
"Some nights it’s going to jammed and some nights it’s going to be. That’s the
deciding what you
Morgan Finlay played a show was there to appreciate
by Christina Bramburger)
the Sanctuary, Nov.
very solid at
what he does. He plays and sings
with impressive conviction. His music is heartfelt and real which
into the lives of his listeners.
counts for a
along with bass player
Peter Murray, played several origi-
few covers ranging from Sublime to Johnny
nal songs as well as a
had fun with the music while performing and the acoustic show was filled with emotion and
nothing short of excellence.
Finlay’s music combines a solid flavour.
able to bring
matter what’s going on there always a way to get out of it,
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.”
ance or taking
when you need something
pick you up.
you and remind you
inspirational lyrics get
excited about life of the beauty that
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
such as "At the end of
hip-hop element that
Murray said Finlay
“I don’t think I
He's got so much
energy and optimism;
energy to be around.”
The EP merges common rock with emotional acoustic sounds and funky grooves. With Finlay’s and encouraging
achieving on her previous albums. In
this track is that
Spears’ vocals are heard. However, its
upbeat tempo makes
more about Morgan CD, go to www.morganfinlay.com.
fine print. Self-esteem
from difMoby and R.
tracks with collaborations ferent artists such as
Spears’ fourth album features a
need some air/Boy, don’t 'cause I’m halfway
softer vibe, suited for grinding
ing eight of the 13 tracks.
Me Against The Music, fea-
pop queen Madonna. The
kickoff celebration on
Sept. 4, has an upbeat tribal
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)
Yang Twins. The song has
amongst the many Early
subdued, with a beat that (internet photo)
song, which Spears debuted solo at the
The song is about partying, drinking and waking up with a
agreements. Kill others with kindness and
suffer the con-
what you owe and
at the bot-
be financially mde-
pendent, so get started right away!
You may have
this is the
time to push forward
Cancer June 22
cism from family and friends, but
Aquarius January 20 February 18
hand, chiefly because you’re will-
in business is at
yourself available to
your supervisors. J '
But be careful
not to buy others with gifts
weigh your options. No one minces words v _ now. Beware ot arrogance - try to rushed
be easy going,
will only lead to resentment.
Leo July 23
laborators on the album, co-writing
her previous three efforts, co-writ-
sweaty, crowded dance floor.
obvious Spears had a stronger
influence on her
go/Just put your lips together and
blow.” This song has a slower and
sequences of their actions.
album, with tracks that are destined
your part to
your future financial
more bass beat-oriented
techno, hip-hop, and even reggae. It’s
you touch me if you want/I see your body rise, rise.” The track, co-written by Spears and songwriter Cathy
wide variety of genres ranging from traditional pop, near-rap,
Take things as they
are proceeding as planned.
and improve your quality of
with her soft voice cooing,
November 22 December 21
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
ous stand-out track.
Finlay or to order his
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-
needs a boost. Act
tease/But would you undo
tion of others in a club.
Keep your ears open and your mouth closed. Listen. Read all
the club scene, with Spears’ appro-
sings about sex and masturbation
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
expressed so confidently.” When sitting in on a perform-
rock base with a dash of funk for
the third track of Uppercut,
Things are unclear for you now. let yourself be intimidated
prepared for competition. Fight the need to have the final word.
“As a musician, he
Everybody's playing to win, so be
in. It’s nice to be in touch with that. It’s nice to have those kinds of peo-
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
are his favourite place
what I’m doing.”
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
Setbacks and delays
are likely. This
a great time for
ahead. Your understanding
of people and their problems delivers opportunities to get
Friends and nature
remedies for what
on the disc
Toxic, which is upbeat with a rhythm that sounds almost like something to be played during a is
Virgo August 23 September 22
chase scene in a movie. Spears sings about .men that she’s addicted to that are too
All your plans have a green
ent from the rest of the album.
Be prepared to lend a shoulder tissue. Ask for a favour and
dangerous and not
right for her.
Continued on Page 13
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.
Britney’s Continued from Page 12 Rapper R. Kelly wrote the song Outrageous for the album, whieh
and her underwear. The track
most sexually-explicit tracks on the album is called Touch Of My Hand. Spears sings about
Spears premiered the other soft
remix of the
final track is a
a Rishi Richs
Kulcha Me Against The Music remix. The remix transforms the song into a hyper dance tempo and shows less of a tribal beat.
— Page 13
hits stores this
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
stance on her fourth album. She
that she either
the taboo subject of masturbation
in a softer tone, similar to that of
ed listeners to really like the album
There's a middle eastern under-
music, on which Spears "Another day without a
most sexually-explicit tracks on the album is called Touch Of
stand the touch of
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
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
serious controversy over
Spears worked with RedZone on the
song The Hook-up, which has a
the tale about a
world and meeting a rugged man. As well as all the upbeat and seductive songs, Spears does
some slow songs, with two ballads. The first is a sadden-
a wide range of
to link the
genres to cater to different tastes,
Taking a year off since her Dream A Dream tour that promot-
highly sexual song's chorus.
who have been
waiting for Spears to finally off
some strong vocals
struggles in her life that had kept
Like any smart celebrity
turn the spotlight to her advantage.
expected to reach No.
the Billboard charts for her
album, with several
the premiere of their that
order to avoid compe-
such as Alicia Keys.
probably the best
limelight, Spears has
her in the spotlight.
with rhythms and beats that are geared for the club scene. She explores a deeper sense
The song melody was well-written to the accompanying piano and harp. This track
Spears went through
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 sexuality and makes some edgy revelations on the album. In
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weather gets colder, the
The Hulk is Bana stars
Luckily, dozens of new films are out this season to keep you enter-
Several highly anticipated action movies are now out on video. Croft: the Cradle of Life, will hit
down Pandora’s box
and. at the
time, protect the world
Raider sequel, Lara uses her unbelievable power and courage to track
Machines starring actor-turnedgovemor Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Conner and the Terminator must unite to save the world from Judgment Day.
has been available on couple of weeks and is
as the legendary sci-
disc including special features included in the movie collection.
fact his son
has made the infamous
"naughty” list and Scott must get married by Dec. 24 in order to keep
Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu, inquire into the theft of a witness protection database tollowing the
Tim Allen resumes his role as Scott Calvin, a family man who has also
murder of several people on the
and rental charts. The
Matrix fans will be happy to
the role of Santa for the
year’s festivities are marred by the
Lighter entertainment, like caris always another option to
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
hit stores last
and Dumber. Although the
Michelle Pfeiffer provide the voices in this animated feature. Sinbad
not the same as the original,
prequel to Jim Carrey’s
loyal friends Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne are still the protago-
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special edition of the animated
For those of you
the hit musical or
have not seen
movie before, the young lion
plot revolves around a
heir to the jungle
Throughout the movie Simba transforms from a carefree cub into a regal monarch. If none of the previously mentioned movies appeal to you. other hits will be coming out soon. Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Aniston and Jennifer Carrey, Morgan Freeman will be in stores next week. In this movie Bruce is granted supreme powers and the throne.
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his job as Santa.
angels, played by
Elle, dressed in
lawyer File Reese by Witherspoon, plans her wedding to Emmett Richmond, played by
the comfort of your home.
also available. In this
now be watched over and over
For viewers looking for less action and more comedy, Santa Claus II is coming out on Tuesday.
dangerous missions of Harrison Ford, one of the all-time greatest movie heroes, can sale
the Hulk's love interest in this film. The Indiana Jones Trilogy is for
Lloyd befriends home-schooled Harry on the first day of high
nists. In this film,
in the trilo-
entist who. from time to time, transforms into an uncontrollable green
line to get into a bar.
against the machine.
ing option than standing in a long
Matrix gy is out on video. In and Trinity Neo. Reloaded, Morpheus persist in their war
thought of spending your night curled up under a blanket, watching a movie,
chance to rale the universe. Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl will be out in early December. Johnny Depp and
star in this
Bad Boys II, starring Will Smith, Lawrence and Gabrielle
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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
aren’t far off.
expert, just a big fan, and not even
Dolphins would win the looking less and less
quarterback Jay Fiedler didn't
stay healthy they ble,
with the addi-
on defence they were a better
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
Cowboys. Coming back 5-1 ning
not the biggest surprise,
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
seasons, this year’s win-
team can mostly be con-
new head coach Bill Without much of a run-
ning game, Parcells has turned young Quincy Carter into one of the league’s most consistent quarterbacks. If the
together another winning streak like they did in the first half, they
should be back
in the playoffs.
year has been
row this of rhythm their at the end of last in
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
have a easy schedule towards the
South holds the second
MINNESOTA San Francisco vs. GREEN BAY Carolina vs DALLAS
Carolina Panthers. Sitting on top
North division. Since the division is fairly weak, the Vikings should be able to hold on.
ARIZONA KANSAS CITY Cincinnati vs. SAN DIEGO Indianapolis vs. BUFFALO St.
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
Tampa Bay Buccaneers would win
towards next year. 1
picked the San Francisco 49ers
possible, but not likely.
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.
decided on Marc
Bulger over Kurt Warner as quaroff.
without Marshall Faulk the
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-
close to impos-
even for fans.
of returns, he’s being given serious consideration for league
Nobody thought forget this
has not been able to play
points with less than four minutes
Philadelphia Eagles. With so
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
play like one.
games towards the end of the year. The NFC East holds the biggest
This division will
pick to win
with the Indianapolis Colts for
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,
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.
experience on the team the Eagles
The only team looking good the
I'm sticking with the
and together two wins
after only eight
team. Offensively, the Bills haven’t
The Buffalo pointed fans
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Raiders w'ould have a losing record at this
point in the year.
My pick for
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Even before quarterback Rich Gannon
Y<w uposating varsity (wins puses
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.
Here are some signs which might indicate that you or someone you care about
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;
exhaustion and lack of energy; insomnia or the opposite; loss of appetite or the opposite; physical aches and pains; digestive problems; headaches.
PHYSICAL - overwhelming
remember or cope
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with daily activities.
these symptoms persist, or if their intensity is causing you to consider suicide as an option, it is important to seek assistance with a knowledgeable professional. On campus, counsellors are available in Student Services (2B02); a nurse and doctor are available in Health & Safety Services (inside door #3). If
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