Christmas at the bookstore The Conestoga bookstore can
burns down Jason Noe reports on the
destroyed the Hespeler train station on Nov. 1
Homolka and Bernardo Author of
new book on
faces numerous charges.
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 10
Road closure on campus By CHRISTINA
temporary bus-stop sign
be up during the construction to
The main road through
help people locate the stop.
The closure more than just
pus will be closed for approximate-
going to impact
6 a.m. the road between Door 2 and Door 6 will be blocked off due to excava-
through the forest between the
and the employee services building will all be closed.
expected the road will open
services building, the
be signs up directing
and visitors along
problems and water seeping into
Signs will also be going up on doors that direct students to enter
chief of Conestoga
security A1 Hunter.
"Because of the time of the year and weather conditions, it is imperative
back of the
doors will be locked from
the outside and have tape in front
will strictly be
Hunter said, adding everyone hopes the work will be completed as soon as possible. "But realistically speaking, it’s going to be awhile. It's a lot of work." exits,"
This closure will affect the Grand River Transit bus routes that usually pick people up at Door 3. The buses will be routed around
Hunter said. "There will be a bus pickup at the west end of the E-wing.”
the recreation centre.
(Photo by Jason Smith)
well as, benefits on parity with colCurrently, student part-time workers make $7 an hour. The union
w'ould like to see seasonal student
workers receive the same compensation as union members and to pay
Service Employees Union (OPSEU).
without a contract since Aug. 3
Nequest tive for
Local 238. She explains that
the strike vote does not will necessarily
vote only supports and
bargaining team to call a strike
The union has ment's
(Photo by Mike Wilson)
Flu clinic By MIKE
a success who came back
mer Graduates of Conestoga's nursing
program were back
running the free
was held on Nov. 4, and 14 and was part of a
to help their for-
in the clinic, said
of the nurses were former students
and work experience throughout the summers. Cheryl Simpson is the academic vice-president at Georgian College
three per cent increase in wages per year, for three year’s.
staff want the
of the contract to be retroactive. The latest management offer included a
tion every vear.
though thev are not covered under OH1P.
said the co-ordinator ol
identity as having dis-
The evaluation, in the form statistical review, showed 651
ot a stu-
dents with disabilities applied this
She conducts an what
that a strike
also optimistic about a
Both sides are still working together and making an contract.
come to a resolution. College support staff consist of clerical and administrative staff, such
as student services, financial
computer sen icphysical
resources and others. Support staff
structure of the college.
that in the ev ent
strike, the college
w ould would be no OSAP. cleri-
run, but at a limited capacity
would continue .
work on timetables would stop, and there would be no further registra-
criteria despite the fact thev
Mainland said the number would the
not change despite
"Our (disabled) students have to work harder than the other students, said Mainland. "Their work ethic is
these people are just as academicalcompetent as anybody else ly
a standard step in the bargain-
cant proportion of the student population
Students happy with
and relevant w ork experience.
years, according to this year's evalu-
However, management believes mandate is to provide students with employment
that part of the college
2000. the province has
offered free shots to
own jobs from
being turned over to part-time
have been applying to programs at Conestoga College the last three
gelling their first-ever flu shots.
Jocelyn Schnarr. one of the nurs-
Conestoga health-sciences nurse. She also said it was a good turnout and that many students were Since
by 95 per
The union wants more money, as
older than six months. Conestoga College also provides free shots
vide free flu shots to
union can protect their
and was speaking on behalf of management. She believes union demands for job security undermine the need to give
shot from nurse Kerri Brown.
union dues. Nequest says
progress has been
be holding a
vote Dec. 10.
lege faculty and better job security. staff at Ontario’s
nity colleges will
coming to town
Christmas is just around the corner and to kick off the season, the Kitchener Santa Claus parade was held on Nov. 15. Pictured above is one of the numerous floats in this year’s event.
from Darren Smith
Prunean gets a
Continued on Page 2
students receive scholarships debts piling up,” said Browm. “I owe my mom some money, so she
33-year-old mother of six has
$500 BarberAwards Scholarship
second-year law and
McClure, along with Brown, were selected from
classmates to receive
making him want
to put so
schoolwork. have always just had a drive
effort into his
me to achieve the most I can on tests and assignments,” he
was here today
— SPOKE, November 24, 2003
eligible for the
dents had to achieve a
owner of Barber-Collins Security Ltd., presented the award to the
average of 80 per cent in their first year. Only five students achieved
students on Nov. 14.
hard to study while trying to run a household, but recognizes how important it is
Collins then interviewed the five
was impressed with
good grades. “It’s kind of showing the kids that it’s important to go to college and do a good job,” she said. McClure currently works as a
attitudes of the five students
security guard at the University of Guelph. She works around 24
nition that they did
hours a w'eek patrolling agricul-
really refreshing to
an excellent job
in their courses.
the first year that the scholar-
other things. in college
Waterloo and the sur-
Barber-Collins offers security and
ing for things like the gas she uses
hear from the students that the award is not about the money but the recog-
She said the scholarship money she has won will go towards pay-
ship has been awarded.
10 to 15 law
The evening was more to come.
ing an effort to have a co-op term
hard to raise interest amongst the
work experience helps
alumni association handed out 21 bursaries to first-year students,
had parents who graduated from Conestoga College.
The awards, called "welcome home” bursaries, were given out al
By KATE The
and whose parents grad-
uated from here.”
was not easy, because the college wanted to make certain there was enough funds for bursaries in the coming Setting up the bursaries
parents to have an opportunity to
Conestoga and have at least one parent who had graduated from the col-
quizzes or by answering a ques-
and then were tested on
“They've been talking about
bursary worth $250. Those students
for the past four or five years
The alumni profit
organization with a board
made up of graduates. is
to raise aw'areness of gradu-
community and to help employment opportunities for
ates in the
be a significant amount of money so
mailed to them.
enrolled at the
was very exciting
She has heard a
feedback since the meeting and
looking forward to the next one
The annual meeting
The meeting was held in the Guild Room with more than 45 people in
November and more be given “It
Advertising student Kelly Leonard said she found the displays to be informative and the students in the program knew their
Leona Watson, who works admissions
said the event
ence between the advertising, marketing and public relations courses.
to first-year students.
w'as very nice for parents to
Continued from Page 1 The key performance indicators,
which come from the
campus,” said Himmelman. “Some
had been aw'ay for a long time and some had been more recent gradu-
graduates and employers, to evaluate
students with disabilities.
After the bursaries were handed out,
former students were given
from the alumni association. Alumni services officer Monica Himmelman said, “It’s something the alumni association has had in
the Sanctuary. Above, these students were
and students about
was a great was glad she came see what it was all about. said the race
idea and she
public relations, participants also
have an opportunity to come back on
of the evening.
Nov. 13, public relations students put on the
chance to win some They ranged from a handmade quilt to free Big Macs for a
year. Fourteen prizes
making the grade
of Conestoga College, John Tibbits, a speech at the beginning
(Photo by Kate Vandeven)
helped her understand the differ-
attendance, including the president
tion hidden in a balloon.
could not attend had their bur-
Charlene Genno, a public relaand event manager, said everyone in the program was thrilled with the turnout. She added it “made the entire program feel like one big family.” The two-hour “race” had more than enough activities, food and prizes to keep everyone interested. Participants learned about the public relations program by read-
ing material at various displays,
the general meeting to each receive a
held Nov, 13.
on campus.” alumni services
About 140 students and faculty came out to the event, which was
good chance a co-op term could be added next year.
We really wanted to be able to
recognize the students w'ho
year of his or her program at
criteria for the aw'ards includin the
be happier with the turnout
ed the student having to be
business community and there
public relations program could not
long-range plan for several
after the association's annual gener-
PR’s Amazing Race
the evening of Nov.
law and security cursaid he is working
apply what they are learning in class. Presently Collins is spearhead-
21 $250 bursaries to first-year students NOE
and security and police foundation students each summer. He said the
Alumni services gives
program co-ordinator Don Douglas (sitting front), and his class, listen to Paul Collins, president and owner of Barber-Collins Security Ltd. Collins presented the Barber-Collins Scholarship awards to two LASA students on Nov. 14 at Conestoga College.
given to students,
a program or service,
our staff works
extremely hard and that
at the college.
had a higher retention
stay in close touch with our stu-
year, the retention rate for disabled
was 13 per cent lower this year. A provincial student is someone who is attending any college in Ontario.
almost 13 per cent of the student
dents,” said Mainland.
a chance to tour the college together that
faction rate for provincial students
occurred over recent years.
become more with our services. So
Students and their parents also had
and see the many changes
“As we’ve become bigger, our students have
The provincial percentage of abled students was 9.5 per cent year,
and the percentage of students
14 per cent higher.
with disabilities are givej| more individual guidance and help|
and communicate more with
News Bookstore has gifts for Christmas
Nest a unique
— Page 3
expressions stand facing the road.
Christmas lights decorate windows. Wooden Santas stand next to the entrance, welcoming Bright
around the cor-
started your shopping yet? For one-stop Christmas shopping, look no further than the Conestoga College book-
played to catch the eye.
In addition to the usual
Every inch of the store It’s
Conestoga, says the
another Christmas season for
Even the building itself is disOriginally it was a one-room
schoolhouse, built in the 1800s.
of time finding the perfect
that will appeal to the
“We’re especially trying to keep a wide variety of colours in our clothsays.
The researched this
even found out just how many people drove down this road every day,” says Wayne. Once she began to design the inside of the store, she knew she had picked an ideal spot. location
the ambience of the building. It creates such a relaxed atmosphere, it just feels right, she
clothing and will be sporting the during hats Santa
Christmas season. There are
From clothing to backpacks, the bookstore has items for everyone on your list. It s a good way to show how proud you
are of your school.
Bird’s Nest, located in Aberfoyle,
side garden centre
items to decorate your yard. If you’re in the garden centre, you might just get to see Hayden. He’s the neighbour’s mischievous tabby cat. He loves attention and is always
willing to have his
weeks ago business wasn’t as good as Wayne hoped. This was
setup in quite a difthan shops in a mall.
Highway 6 was closed
now we have over 250
active suppliers and
keep things unique." These themes range from every-
Drivers had to take a detour in order to bypass the construction.
son has begun, people have started to the store,
the store to have a new look." She even put a large white Christmas tree at the front of the store,
feel this year.
helped me rebuild the displays,” she says. “I wanted
costumers would come in and the day would be at a net loss,” says Markle. But now that the Christmas seato
hard to keep up business.
a relief for
says that in the summer the store lost 80 per cent of their business virtually overnight. “Some days business would be so slow. Very few
that helps to
that has really
says Wayne. hurt us.”
wouldn't see in other stores. And they're arranged in themes rather
“Once people get used to taking a detour, they just don’t come back,"
of items that you
Although the road reopened a few months later, business didn’t pick up for The Bird’s Nest, which relies on drive-by customers.
thing from a golf section to an out-
Christmas season has brought lots ol eager shoppers to The Bird’s Nest, just a few
Teddy bears are another new item in the store. The bears are clad in Conestoga College
also bears dressed
(Photo by Lesley Leachman) every occasion. It also sells many handmade and one-of-a-kind items. Originally the store was a one-room schoolhouse, built in the 1800s.
spot for her store. “I very carefully
items this year.
employee. "The Bird's Nest
a really unique place.”
the past eight years, says she spent
"We’re always looking for students."
genuine effort to keep the shelves stocked with
Robin Wayne, who has owned and operated The Bird’s Nest for
ting forth a
says Jannell Markle, 21, a
The bookstore has been
also have lots of one-of-a-
weddings, baptisms, it's
“We're getting some new mugs, lady's pajamas, lots of lounge wear and some toques with the Conestoga logo on them,” Andraza says. reference books
every occasion. Christmas,
of Guelph, The Bird's Nest offers
items especially for Christmas
Located on Highway
Mary Andraza, supervisor of retail operations and campus
with neatly arranged items.
some new items making an appearance
ornaments to stocking holders to Christmas tea is carefully dis-
the store, there are
people into the store.
and Victorian tinsel (all Wayne says she wanted The
Bird’s Nest to have a real Christmas
get people excited about the holiday season," she says. "Hopefully will be a whole new shopping experience for the customers. .
Canadian and international students can learn from each other’s culture By LESLEY
Imagine coming to a country where you don’t know the
you and you don
a reality for most interna-
College. But. international activities
co-ordinator Yanting Zhao
things easier lor
for international students to partic-
They have one big
For instance, they on excursions to
have aone Canada's Wonderland and to see a Toronto Blue Jays game. And in between, they go on smaller outings, such as roller-skating. But so
most popular trip w as to Niagara Falls, because it s something Canada is famous for. She also feels that the trips can far.
a smoothie on Nov. Resident adviser Barry Gregory, 20. makes Residence holds Smoothie Sundays every week.
help the students meet other people and learn more about Canadian culture.
they don't always have a lot ot friends, or know the places to go."
of the homesickness." Zhao is an international student herself. Currently, she is in her second year of early childhood educa-
1999. She says that this
helps her in her role as international activities
know what we
students) want to do.
them out in many ways, she says. “And I’ve been to many
places in Canada, and
more about the culture. She also knows the difficulties
It s that international students face. not just the language they have to
like the transportation
even the food. Zhao says for some students who live with Canadian at families, things like eating bread dinner instead of rice they have to get used
advertising the events outside international education classrooms and
sends out e-mails, she w ould like to the see more people participate in events.
For instance. Zhao has planned a to Toronto in December and
wants as many international
dents as possible to attend. She also feels that Canadian and international
each other out. Zhao would
more Canadian students become volunteers for internationsee
"We w ant
culture and just
more about Canadian its
Zhao. “And there is international students can
that's all." says
Canadians." She also encourages international students
Students Inc. (CSI) events, so they
can meet more Canadian and national students.
— SPOKE, November 24, 2003
Tougher sentences needed for drunk drivers drive and kill
You drink and house Is
someone and you
are punished with
men who have
by driving drunk have
received these three different sentences: two years of house arrest,
two years in jail and three years Drunk driving kills an average
Canadians a day and injures
another 200, according to a study done by Mothers Against Drunk
(MADD) Canada. Something needs to be done to make the penalty fit the crime. If someone points a gun and shoots someone then they get a life senDriving
tence in prison.
But someone gets
in a car
under the influence, also causes a death,
but gets just two years of house arrest?
Traffic Injury Research Foundation estimates that each person
caught driving drunk has done
445 times without being is likely to have done
caught. To be convicted three times, the driver it
1,500 times. They also say that 16 per cent of fatal collisions in
Ontario involve alcohol.
These are scary
bring into perspective
Canada says this isn't true. They say Canada only reports Criminal Code violations, not provin-
Columbia there were 7,000 criminal there were 45,000 provincial charges that
charges last year. But ... weren ’t counted. We are making progress here in Ontario, but there is more we can do. We’ve made a start with mandatory breathalysers in cars for
who have been
convicted of impaired driving.
derer and then
maybe people would
think twice about taking a cab
they're drunk. If they faced the prospect of 25 years in jail
they would, hopefully, understand the
seriousness of the situation. In
also a proposal to prohibit
living driving, such as bus drivers
any alcohol lent
anyone who earns a
and truck drivers, from having
blood while working. This would be an excel-
attach a sign with a
people drive almost 500 times before they are caught, maybe this a
you know I'm
Hopefully the fear of being ostracized will do the
we need more
CSI recently partnered with an ad company called University and College Television (UCTV). Ten TVs have been installed in high traffic areas of the Doon camwhich
bottom of the screen
news headlines and weather. er at the
promote upcoming CSI events.
of questions, such as
in-your-face advertising a positive
should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be
going to create
a better college experience?
again CSI comes up empty.
president Justin Falconer says
know how much money
they don't have a plan for
money, but would not say
make how much
the not-for profit association
could get up to 20 per cent of adver-
tising revenues, but didn't
we have how much money
our heads with countless hours
of commercials. say in what Several
tool," as they
TVs on campus
events in a timely manner,
the remaining air time
with programming from our students taking broadcasting courses, some-
Only then can
not have a
think will benefit us?
they want to have
about $400,000 to CSI. As
Each Conestoga student pays $90 totalling
could be only $300. If so,
did say they
Falconer says because they don't
the venture has the potential to
at as entities,
myself what the
be called a commuuntil then these
are simply an advertising tool, which
don’t belong on a college campus.
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Secondly, exactly around, on TV,
Probably not. is all
up and run-
colleges and universities to
Another province taking action is British Columbia, which is proposing that everyone convicted of drunk driving would have to
already, have the system
Kentucky Fried Chicken. But, if why 867 is an important year or what the Hutchins Commission is, would you know as quickly as what Cover Girl’s slogan is?
be tougher sentences for those
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Faithful I
read Blake Gall's opinion article
bad student attitudes about Spoke), and I want to tell you that (re:
despite the students
Spoke, there of us I
are your faithful readers.
read Spoke every week, and
enjoy most of the
regularly) or other newspapers.
articles. It keeps about happenings
around the school as well as out
be a Conestoga
there in the "real world.”
College student, and
Politics, especially, is something would rather read about in Spoke as opposed to a city newspaper, because the articles are more readable than those in the Cambridge
what Conestoga does and stands
Reading Spoke gives of pride because
believe in is training people for real jobs with hands-on experience.
hand how the school
appreciate the work
of Spoke does to bring
newspaper to the students of Conestoga every week, and any time
hear a negative
few people. do have a couple 'suggestions that you may like to hear about. I
think you should keep that up.
think it would be nice if you had a crossword or some other "newspaper" puzzle as a weekly
a job well
3rd year computer programmer analyst student
Keep up good work Re: “I hear you knocking but you come in” (Blake Gall)
just felt that
write a letter to Spoke. After read-
Winter Semester Block “B”
ing Blake Gall’s article on Nov. 10,
was really touched and saddened. would just like to let you guys know that you are doing a GREAT I 1
representing our school.
also hear the remarks about
you speak of. “Spoke is crap,
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personally always look forward Monday morning to see what the paper has to offer for this week. Reading Spoke during class kills I
have from listening
classes to the teacher. In all of you will always see at least four or five
disagree with Blake on the issue no one really cares about the paper. At least a couple of times a I
week Spoke causes conversation among people. The articles that are written
Spoke evoke a tremendous amount of emotion in students. Every week I see people in class, residence and the Sanctuary' reading their weekly horoscope. I and
students enjoy reading about
in the school.
personally enjoy facts
about CSI events.
humourous that sometimes only six people show up to some events. Without Spoke I would never have had that good chuckle. to I just wanted the Spoke staff find
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wanted to send you a word encouragement about your
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— SPOKE, November 24, 2003
Finding yourself Con-ed students discover naive to us. but
their struggle to try
classroom behind the
In the dusty
are older it
Clammy grey clay coats the hands of eight students who are embarking on a journey of self-dis-
student Gary Jacques, 61, found creating a
they are and ultimately have
journey,” said McNicol,
graduated from the University
of Guelph with a fine arts and philosophy degree in 1993. “You have
go from one end to the other and you have to love the process.” The course is six weeks long and students begin by making a small model before attempting a fullto
“It is a
better place than the sculpting
said he has
My dad worked
dimensional was the key to his business.”
won’t mention who
you are an absolute beginner can start you off from I
scratch,” said the gallery’s former
mediums have always
been a part of
in industrial design.
to get an equal
standing and that he doesn’t teach anything that he has not made a profession
they are not considered a carpenter
apply themselves in that
signing up for the class
said he wants the stu-
McNicol. “If I have do the exact same thing some of them are going to be ther”
Student Jon Duncan, 37, is making a medallion. Jan Robertson, 44, is sculpting a bust of her husband Jim and Anne Huckleberry, 50, is
as she goes.
easier to care for than
has to be
does not dry
can be damaged easily because it has this brittle softness. “It
of the biblical char-
Canada from Romania months
six years ago. “This will take
three or four
if this stone can be might have a lot of
wax around a wire frame to make his sculpture dragon. The soft wax is easy to maniping synthetic
Takacs said the carving will be
Student Colin Lam, ; 25,
hard to do in stone and that she will
ing her design into alabaster.
carved or not.
day of class student Sorina Takacs, 37, had just finished her six-inch by six-inch model and began the tedious process of carv-
in his hair.”
ested in will inspire them to go fur-
“Ultimately what they are inter-
they are ever going to fin-
the face rid
look like her mother and Ramseyer is considering making it a two-
a mistake,” said McNicol. it comes to sculpture, three classes later the students are won-
dents to pursue what they are inter-
can always get
working from a model. “When they left it open
"You don't have detail, but at least you have some grounding of where you want to go before you
Ramseyer thought she would be
look like him, but
has a long
Ramseyer. “I’m using the back of the head to work on the basics of
McNicol, who also
and sculpt him from
“It’s starting to
But now the back a
with something small as a to give you a general
want to memory.
home. He passed away
about three years ago and she did-
said he took the time to learn
father, but she forgot her father’s
dimension was the key to his business.”
The Kitchener resident and entreis making a bust of her
Student Patricia Ramseyer
a novice, having taken art in col-
photography, drawing and sculpture and is currently working on 10
always been a part
gets to a certain point and the per-
have to see
McNicol has studied
teaches animation classes.
2001 and said if you wanted to try something different there is until
bust, lor the
“With photography dimensional and this
residence. “If you are an coming in with some experience than you can look at me as a
Cambridge Library and Gallery
a professional photographer,
their inner-self with sculpture
things from every angle."
education programs. the material the students discover
try to redis-
Conestoga College’s continuing
McNicol says by playing with
By DESIREE FINHERT
will break and
who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back on the falling cities Sodom and acter Lot’s wife,
take a casting class to preserve the student’s finished products,
Gomorra. Takacs said she is fascinated about the shapes and colours in the alabaster and how her sculpture
also offered through Conestoga
“Some people come
idea of making a product that they
“Each stone has a surprising colour as you go in deep.” McNicol said stone carving is
manufacturing concept comes from casting as well.” that
slightly different than sculpture in that
to think about
going to be removed
instead of built up. “If
wrong way you
can lose a piece,” said McNicol, who has worked at 4he Homer
McNicol’s goal for the class
getting the students to see in 3-D.
“As kids we see in 3-D,” said McNicol. “One of the biggest and hardest to realize is that very soon those kids are going to turn into
also teaches children’s
sculpting and has four classes: oneto
nine- to 12-year-olds, and teens.
(Photo by Desiree Finhert) (Photo by Desiree Finhert)
Instructor Scott McNicol.
— Page 7
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the second of a two-part on travelling in Greece.)
Located on the
within a deep mountain fog, stands the city of Delphi.
take the long journey every year to
view its historical ruins. However, thousands of years ago, Delphi was much more than a tourist destination;
of the most significant
Greek mainland, you must go to Delphi to see the Temple of Apollo (the oracle's temple). Though it now stands in ruins, you still get an impression of what the temple looked liked. Massive columns stand surrounding the chamber of oracle.
leads up to her throne. Although it hasn't been used in centuries, there
an aura about
enough to make the hair back of your neck stand up.
travel great distances to hear
her sacred words. After depositing
was much more
jewels or gold, the visitors would enter her temple. There the Oracle
home of the most significant woman in
of Delphi would predict the future. The oracle was the high priestess
of Apollo (the Greek god of prophecy). She would respond to the questions of visitors while in a
then translated by an official interpreter.
Kings would often seek the ora-
outcome of would ask anything
cle’s prediction for the
a war. Peasants
from the gender of children, to which
— SPOKE, November 24, 2003
unborn crops they
Located about three hours south of Athens, Delphi has a wealth of historical ruins. Most of the sites
Greece, but be snowing
However, the answers the oracle gave were usually vague and her predictions were often misunder-
Delphi surround the Temple oi
North of the
in front of the
to the gods.
altar is the
the Altar of the Chians.
white marble on the base. This makes for an impressive looking design. The people used it to lay
made of black marble on
provides a spectacular view of the city. The theatre’s 35 rows can hold about 5,000 spectators. The ancient Greeks gathered here to enjoy plays, poetry readlimestone,
are displayed here. For about $15
Delphi Gymnasium. This is where the athletes prepared for competi-
per person, you can literally spend
the left of the arena
an entire day just looking
Everything from exercising to bathing went on
in this building.
The young men would
hours. Running, stretching, and weightlifting went on all morning. In
prize artifact of the
were public. Also there were a series of bathing rooms that var-
normal tone, those can hear you clear-
the north of the theatre,
Like the stadiums
stadium was used for national competitions.
can hold about 6,500 spectatrack, you can still see the starting gates and the marker
temperature. The athletes
presenting his horses to the
the base of the
lines of the different
the decor doesn’t relax
Restaurant and Cafe, which
We were greeted
smile and wherever we
specializes in souvalki and gyros,
has a bright and airy atmosphere.
chose a table beside a panel window. 9.99)
The decor of located
the small restaurant,
Unfortunately, the mall parking
across from Kitchener’s Fairview
Kingsway Drive didn’t make a great view. But I was quickly drawn into the menu, which offers a variety of Greek and
Mall, will put you at ease.
half of the walls are painted a pas-
bottom half painted
paneling on in a
wall consists of five large
panel windows, which brings in a lot of light to the cosy room that has about
Beside the kitchen there is a small desk where friends and family of the staff drop tables.
have a bite to eat or a coffee. Various plants that line the winin to
dow-sill and counter top enhance the
music was playing background.
($7.99-9.99), 10.99) .
and gyros dinner (7.99Sheftalia
ground beef and pork with chopped onion and spices shaped into a
of the meal.
salad, four large potato slices, four
a pita with tomatoes
All of the dishes are served with
bread and a choice of
Canadian food. There is a large breakfast menu, ranging from the traditional bacon and egg breakfast, to omelettes and egg sandwiches. The main menu features a few burger choices, wings, sandwiches, and of course, Greek specialties. There is a chicken ($8.99-10.99) or pork souvalki
Greek salad, plenty of feta cheese. The dressing was nice and light, so it complemented the taste of the cheese, instead of over-powering it. However, the salad was a little wilted because it was on the same plate as the rest of the hot food, which didn’t taste the greatest by the end
roasted on a rotisserie and served in
red onions, whole black olives and
of beef and lamb
potatoes or rice. I •
chose the small chicken souval-
dinner ($8.99), but there was small about it. I was brought a huge portion of Greek pieces of tzatziki
the best part of any
The highlight of the meal was pita
sauce and one skewer of The chicken slid off the
skewer with ease. broiled taste to
but wasn't dry at
all. The potatoes were delicious. They were lightly seasoned and had a creamy texture. The Greek salad was very tasty. It was mixture of iceberg lettuce with
large slices of green pepper, peeled
cucumber, tomatoes, several large
Temple of Apollo. and historical
don't interest you, there are
enough stores in keep you shopping for
the area to
quite a while.
sausage and charbroiled. The gyros dinner
many shops on the main streets of Delphi. Handmade jewelry and
see the out-
well as miscellaneous artifacts dis-
today, but you can
would first enter a steam bath, which would rid their skin of built-up oils. Next, there was a lukewarm bath that would clear the body of sweat. Lastly, there w as a cold bath to soothe the musr
of the Greek gods, and
Enjoy a taste of Greek cuisine at you, the staff will.
sculpture depicts the
moment of victory. His
driver in his
today. If. you stand at the
Charioteer of Delphi stands at almost six feet and is made of
the statue of a charioteer.
ent from ours. Firstly,
the cobblestone path
have a spectacular view of the mountains in Greece. Thousands of years ago people visited Delphi to hear a prediction from the oracle.
collected from the ruins
hands are raised, holding the reins
ruins at Delphi
and run around the
would relax in the baths. Their bathing process was quite differ-
It was built in such a way that the sounds within the theatre amplify upwards. This trick still works
sitting at the top
by Lesley Leachman)
the north of the ruins stands
for the finish line. Visitors are wel-
hold about 5,000 specta-
The Delphi Theatre was built in 300 BC from limestone. Its 35 rows can tors. It was built in such a way that the sound amplifies upward.
doing a lot of walking. And you should be aware that because it is located on a mountainside, the temperature can drop drastically. It can
you don’t mind
are free, as long as
knowledgeable about the menu. She came by to check on us regularly, and even helped me select a dessert. I chose a traditional dessert called spanakopita ($3.20). It
custard with papered pastry in It
honey. The pastry was
was softly sweetened by the honey. However, I didn’t enjoy the custard filling. It had a very spongy texture that was hard to swallow.
sauce I’ve ever had. of my friends had the Greek
Opa Restaurant and Cafe
an excellent place for breakfast,
lunch or dinner. The bright room
which are tow samples of the Greek specialties. She chose one skewer of pork and chicken, and was very pleased with both. She especially liked the pork because it was quite tender. Even I found the pork tasty, and I don’t
ed for four people. So if you’re doing some Christmas shopping at
with plants, accompanied by
the perfect dining
was $67 with
it is worth it to cross and enjoy a homemade
— Page 9
Pire destroys historic Hespeler community loses
By JASON The Hespeler
stood for more than 100 years, but it took only a lew minutes to be
destroyed by a
The abandoned building had been a
popular target for vandalism over
recent years and the cold night of
was no exception.
more than half of the historic station was reduced to smoldering pieces. The wooden struc(he blaze,
had burned rapidly and by the
time firefighters arrived, there was nothing they could do to save it.
The blaze even scorched a section of a wooden caboose, which sat behind the station. Their investigation
several clues in the rubble that indi-
was handWaterloo regional police. “It has been a derelict building for some time, so we have had the odd vandalism down there and we've had people break in,” says Waterloo regional police Staff Sgt. Bryan Larkin. “But certainly nothcated arson and the case
magnitude and these
types of crimes are only
through the assistance of the com-
munity and the public.” well protected and believes that it
becomes a In this case, what some sense is a comit
we've seen in munity tragedy, because
immediately deemed the
building unsafe after the blaze.
Rick Cowsill, ward councillor for a couple of days after the fire
The remaining portion of
is growing in leaps and bounds, with a lot of new people coming into our community,” says Cowsill. "It’s sad that it happened
amount of history with this station. As the City of Cambridge, we try
to preserve the history of the three
building with a lot of history to
was saddened by what he viewed. “It’s a big loss,
“There's nobody nobody monitoring says Larkin. “Thus
vintage diesel passes waving onlookers at the Hespeler train station on Oct. 5, 2003. The plumes of smoke are from the Locomotive Restoration Society’s steam locomotive built in 1923. The steam locomotive is being pulled by the diesel.
Hespeler, examined the debris field
Larkin knows the station was not
(Photo by Jason Noe)
once proud railway station was demolished two days later, because
former communities and part of it for sure."
1900 along the Grand Trunk Railway (GTR) line, which ran between Lynden and Palmerston. In 1923, Canadian National (CN) took over the GTR and the line was absorbed into the CN system, including
The Hespeler depot functioned where mail, freight and passengers paraded through its doors on a daily basis. In 1957 Queen Elizabeth II visited Canada on a royal tour and the journey took her by the Hespeler
placed large flags
and gave the building a
fresh coat of paint in celebration of
passed the station, the Queen stood on the platform of the last passenger coach and
passenger train service on the line and it was only utilized by freight trains.
The station had sold its last was eventually closed and
unused for many years.
continued to pass the dormant building and during the '70s an industry operated out of it for
eventually (Photo by Jason Noe)
was demolished after the fire because officials building was too unsafe to be left standing.
didn’t feel guilty.” to
enough funds to purchase the station from CN and have it designated a national historic site. The cost of restoring the building was estimated to be between $300,000 and $450,000. “We had the historic sites and raise
monuments board come down about ago to designate it and it didn't get designation,” says Langan. “We certainly had the pub-
five or six years
at that time,
not the criteria they use." In January 1997. the association
bowd-a-thon at Playfair Hespeler to raise money for the project and they managed to generate about $1,500 in dona-
During September 1997, CN informed Langan the company would be willing to sell the station and lease the land it for only $ resides on to his group. Cambridge city council even I
HRSA $10,000 for the
project, but that
money never came.
Without die funding, the association could not lease the land from CN. In
ger excursion on the railway
the train with their vintage steam locomotive, built in 1923. More than 900 tickets were sold in 24 hours for the trains, which
several trips on the line between Hespeler and Guelph on Oct. 5. This was the first time an operating steam locomotive had
travelled over the line in
“I think people understand
service and passenger
images trains, two themes
require heavy structural
including the installation of new plumbing and electrical systems. Paul Langan was the chairman felt strongly
of this group and about preserving
because he believed it was a vital part of the history in the communiBut the fire that eventually ty. destroyed the landmark does not surprise him.
“In downtown Hespeler. there is not a lot of policing, and it was evitable because anything goes in
have played history of Hespeler. The pictures were also displayed in a special outdoor art show' and open house that took the
That would be the
would see pass by its rickety exterior and dilapidating platform. Less then a month later the building would be gone. Langan feels that at least some-
good can become of the where die station once
place at the station. Officials with the
you give it a chance. It's a tiny example that if you had passenger rail, people would gladly give up
Association Station Railway (HRSA). The goal of the non-profit organization was to restore and
generally think the people support
been so long happened.” says Langan. "I
a rare event since
which runs by the Hespeler station. The St. Thomas Central Railway, operated by the St. Thomas Locomotive Restoration Society,
placed on the exterior of the station. The Grade 10 art class created
Hespeler and Galt,” says Langan. “Now the city hall is down in quote Cambridge-Galt. I think it’s just a question of it (the train station) is in Hespeler. So Hespeler kind of gets shafted. I've been living here for years and I’ve kind of noticed that.” This past October, Langan helped organize a steam-powered passen-
were shut once again. Almost two more decades passed, until a group of railway enthusiasts joined together and formed the Hespeler Heritage
made up of
Jacob Hespeler students Secondary School in Cambridge made paintings that were later
should have done more to help his association and should have a greater
The association attempted
convert the station to either a family restaurant or a community centre. But the aging building would
The wooden caboose located behind the station was also burned the site. in the fire. As of mid-November the caboose was still at
Hespeler as far as vandalism,” says Langan. “I had tried to restore it, so
HRSA loved the
because they believed it created greater awareness of the railway station and it gave Hespeler s idea,
think what the like to
younger generation an opportunity to be part of the venture. But despite the efforts of the community, several years passed and die station continued to languish. with only tall weeds keeping it company throughout the chang-
near there." says Langan. "I think it w ill become a park or a green area.
that a piece
believes that city officials
But the piles of burned wood that were scattered on the former Hespeler station site reveal much more than garbage waiting to be hauled away. It's a sad reminder
of railway history has
— SPOKE, November 24, 2003
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pay your tuition!” floating her chest appeared in a
The University of Windsor ran page colour ad
26 edition of its school newspaper, The Lance, which advertised for to
Enterprises and entertain at any one
clubs. In return their school tuition
would be paid. News media around
picked up the story of the backpage ad that caused a stir in the
Windsor community. D'Arcy Bresson, editor in-chief
said he didn’t
would cause such an uproar, alone a world-wide media blitz.
the ad let
even recognize,” Bresson “I
pop up on some didn’t even know what
ters, just characters,
not even letand then you
name. ‘Blah, blah, blah,
blah, blah, blah.'
weird to see that.” Bresson made the decision to run ihe ad because Katzman Enterprises has been advertising with them for years. He didn’t think an ad that has been published It’s
cause the reaction
had originally sold the ad space to one of Katzman’s competitors. Katzman called me up telling me they wanted the space and they would pay for it right away," Bresson said. "So I said that was OK and that 1 didn’t want anything too controversial, and oddly enough..." Renaldo Agostino, the marketing "I
said he choose to run his ad asking
one of the
for girls to entertain at
clubs because he used to attend the
University of Windsor. "I
know how papers to
ad space to
community," Agostino said. "When I saw the opportunity to put back into the school, I did." According to Agostino, girls that have worked for him have gone on
to do something with your life, come see us. We'll pay for your schooling." The program, as Agostino called
successful nurses, legal
pays for $1,500 worth of a stutuition as reimbursement.
Grades have to be kept up and she must work a certain number of hours. However, Agostino pointed
out that the
or they do a really
good job it can be raised,” he said. Lcn Offless. the advertising and manager for The marketing Brantford Expositor, said most newspapers run advertisements with the same rules in mind. “Ads can’t be deliberately misleading, use abusive language and use a sexual nature
pornographic,” he said. “The last rule is the toughest. What may be
use good judgment these kinds of ads.”
know why such
was made out of it,” he
a big deal
said. “It’s a
hot topic. If you’re going to
they hear that." Katie McGuire, a first-year early childhood education student at
Conestoga College, said she didn’t was ethical but she would probably entertain for her think the idea
college tuition. "1
actually a pretty Jessica,
Erika Brown, a jazz dancer of 15 years, prepares herself for a show.
a lot of
and one day you say ‘Not valid with any other
women in them,” he said. “A group of students were complaining that an ad with a woman in it is a form of sexual harassment, so for the meantime I would have to say no to running the ad again.” Bresson said that if Katzman Enterprises approached him asking
I'm broke,” the marketing student
would strip to my underwear. That stays on.” First-year marketing student Anita Kahorasanee disagreed with Jessica and McGuire. “I wouldn’t do it for sure,” the 18-year-old said. “I find to get
him to publish it again that he would try to talk them out of it. “Why would they want to run it
again?" he said.
Kahorasanee’s friend, Shannon Curran, 18, said she was on the fence about the issue. “I would because it would pay for
“The ad has done
larly as large as
the first time.
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Bresson agreed, saying he’s not about to become a moral authority
on campus - telling people what they should and shouldn't do. “If there’s one place where opinions are supposed to be free without censorship and without being condemned it’s in the academic
Bresson said he thinks people are
Katzman advertises in The
looking to change
pointed out that still
out that everything in the world
place where opinions are supposed to
themselves and develop their
said he is
Lance, adding, “We’re not going to turn any advertisers away based on
the other day about running any ads
shouldn’t be a problem,” he said.
a formal complaint filed
censored, where as on a university
he thinks freedom
They’ve worth of advertising. It went around the world - it was on Jay Leno! You’re not going to get any bigger than got
tuition,” the first-year
loves dancing but
her clothes to entertain.
degrading just paid for.”
She says she
strip to a certain extent.
Bresson said he would think twice
she would never take
didn't want to
give her last name, said she
about running the ad again, particu-
(Photo by Carta Kowatyk)
tuition,” the 21 -year-old said. “It’s
danced, and you’ve been dancing for years
something you get strippers and coeds. Everyone’s ears always perk up
not just to prospective
entertainers, but entertainers
Bresson said when he opened the envelope with the designed advertisement in it he honestly didn’t
ing student said. "But then
seen as sexual to one person not be to others. Our choice
"We’ve been doing this tuition program for 10 years," he said. offer
"If they’re in a position
aides and more.
Strippers and co-eds? Those two images caused an uproar after a controversial ad featuring a blond girl with the caption "We want you.
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September 23 October 22
By CARLA Everyone wants
to get things
the time to re-evaluate matters
the rush to
say you're a better person for hav-
strong and pioneer-
your ego get in the good time to push ahead with ideas or contract negoGoals you can meet tiations. ing.
haunt them for
a willing listener.
tapes have since been destroyed following a court order that the girls’ families fought for. Kirsten Binstock, a first-year general arts and science student,
has read the book. She thinks the
ban w'as appropriate.
Your energy before you
Make good on
but don't give in to unreasonable
Don't ignore the
demands. Be constructive
command. Others seem
uptight, set in their ways.
efforts to solve
was made families,”
in respect to the
Everyone wants things done his or her way, so roll with the punches.
Take a mental-health day to get
be too trusting or willing to go the extra mile; unless you can afford it.
of you? Think about
she found the
leading up to
thing he refers to as the accident
syndrome. “Many people slow down to see an accident or chase fire trucks in order to witness tragedy,” he said. “It
did find the descrip-
tion of the tapes to
be graphic and
"The simple knowledge of knowing that those two girls were raped, degraded and murdered is suffi-
glorifies the killings
on the fam-
me.” penalizing “They’re Williams said during an interview
with such great detail that it was hard for me to comprehend those segments of the book." Dale agreed that the exact details of the videotapes were not neces-
of the victims by having their children turned into what can only
Blaming the Canadian justice system, both Dale and Binstock agreed that the Canadian courts made a deal with the devil - Karla. Karla will be out sometime in 2005 thanks to her plea bargain to testify against Paul for lesser
quite difficult to read,” she said.
good crime story. However, Williams said the charges were not necessary and that the book was not as harsh as the media made it out to be.
ferent sentences under different cir-
serving a term for the rest
life in total isolation in
minds and look
shock he "Great writers do not need
"An author only needs and
such lurid accounts of beastliness to find an audience - their writing should be good enough to speak for itself."
People around you are cranky; morale is low. Stay calm through the chaos and remember who you are.
the fine print
troubles are possible now.
1 People are
August 23 September 22 more defensive
give in to intimidation or
No one wants to waste Expect last-minute cancella-
ons of plans.
year journalism student who dabbles with astrology
cards just for kicks.
and while walking to school Nov. 12. However, ram
Students brave cold winds and blowing snow this week. spring-like temperatures are expected
Kingston Penitentiary. Dale said the charges laid against Williams are appropriate and fit-
she decided to read the simple.
He thinks the book was so appealing because of somea different way.
deal with the
Remain strong. Keep everything aboveboard; allow others to
Try to appreciate what you have; don't let envy into your life. Errors tions cloud reason.
people because and Karla seemed to have everything,” she said. “They were attractive, successful and a seemingly normal couple.” Dale agreed with Binstock, but in Paul
Leo July 23
to the questions others;
The Canadian courts
sary to write a
agrees with Binstock.
January 20 February 18
details of their daughters’ deaths."
"The victims’ families should
Michael Dale, a professor of libConestoga College,
degradation and humiliation.”
be allowed to grieve without the public hearing about the explicit
eral studies at
deserve the most severe penalties the law allows,” he said. "Nor is more information than that neces-
from being pushy. Find time for deep belly laughs and new pals.
during their separate
about reliving their nightmares
who is a Canadian writer from Harrison, Ont.. describes the
have to worry
and ruin me.” Since the charges, Williams’ website has been restricted and his book Invisible Darkness removed from bookstore shelves. Binstock said she thinks the book was once a best-seller because it feeds people’s need to know what
graphic detail the
Ken and Barbie, as Paul and Karla were dubbed by the media
pain of their daughters’
sentencing of charging and Bernardo and Homolka interest-
nowhere; eliminate the unwanted.
regrettable,” he said.
situations of the girls being held
tances that they suspect have read
in Canada was implemented. The ban prohibited anyone from recreating in any medium the contents of the infamous videotapes. The
November 22 December 21
fact that he got to
the eyes of colleagues or acquain-
obeying the court. During the court proceedings on the killings of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, a publication ban
relationships that are going
your goals and define your wants.
expressions and their
pleas to be released.
ply with publication bans and dis-
ceed on your own. Re-examine
offences including failure to com-
those closest to you what they
even though you are able to suc-
on the horizon; meet the challenge head on. over. Opposition
centre stage. Take the time to
on the way,
Lovers and close friends take
what people need gives you an
greed or insecurity take
Confusion and let
business, effectively. They’re try-
ing to shut
Dale thought that Williams went
“The families of the victims have enough to deal with enduring the
The demands of personal securiweigh heavily on you now.
days of the victims'
“They’re trying to put
based on the case, those two names
Dale said. incomprehensible,” “These families should not be vic-
read the book. Invisible Darkness,
be described as porn stars would be
too far with the details
Stephen Williams, a 54-year-old author of two books stemming from the Bernardo and Homolka case, is being charged with 94
Canada’s most horrifying serial murder cases. For people who have
quickly are important right now.
build investments or remodel your
Bernardo. Those two names will
long-laid plans in
motion. Call an old lover
done quickly. Don't overlook important details
Author speaks out
— SPOKE, November 24, 2003
Holiday movies are upon uS By JEFF
One thing you can always expect heading into the holiday season is an abundance of movies coming to theatres. This is the time of year movie studios get to flex their muscles and show off their best picks for box office success. Earlier this month New Line Cinema released its Christmas
Elf, starring Will Ferrell. In
grown man who thinks he’s an elf. He comes to New York City to find his father, played by James Caan. Once there. Buddy is disappointed to see New York has lost the Christmas
Master and Commander. Released by 20th Century Fox, the film is based on a series of novels. In the film, Crowe plays Captain Jack
then sets out to
and bring the win Christmas spirit back to New York In its first weekend, Elf City. grossed more than $30 million, and over his father
Russell Crowe’s epic
Jackson’s trilogy ultimate story of
If the film
home. The film brings to odd and colourful sets as we remember them from the book. Dec. 12 will mark the release of Warner Brother’s epic hopeful. The
novels in the series.
does well, look
comes to a house to lighten up two children's rainy day. After taking the kids for an all-day adventure the house is left in ruins. The cat must then clean up the mess before the children’s mother
for a sequel, as there are 19 other
tation of the Dr.
continues to do strongly. released
Aubrey, who is thrust into battle after being attacked by an enemy ship. With a badly damaged ship, Aubrey decides to chase the enemy across two oceans to try and cap-
Seuss classic. The
stars in the title role, as the
Last Samurai, starring Tom Cruise. Cruise plays an alcoholic Civil War veteran named Woodrow Algren.
The film is set during the 1870s when Algren is sent to Japan to
emperor’s soldiers, who preparing to wipe out the remaining samurai. After being injured and caught by the samurai,
Algren spends time with them and learns the samurai honour code. He then must decide
Application deadline to request tutoring Is
before the final battle.
Dec. 17 the third instalment
of the Lord of the Rings trilogy hits theatres with The Return of the
The film picks up with
Sauron’s forces attempting to destroy mankind. The fate of the kingdom lies in the hands of Frodo and Aragon. Aragon, played by
dle-earth while trying to distract
Sauron long enough so that Frodo, played by Elijah Wood, can fulfill
Mount Doom to destroy The final chapter in direc-
his trip to
tor Peter Jackson's trilogy is
ultimate story of good versus evil. Christmas Day will see the release of Paycheck, a sci-fi fantasy starring Ben Affleck. Affleck
plays Michpel Jennings, a brilliant
computer engineer who works on top-secret projects. After finishing
them he has
erased so that he doesn’t reveal
information to anyone. At end of a three-year project, instead of a paycheque Jennings is secret
given an envelope filled with ran-
and is told he agreed paycheque in place of the envelope. With no short-term objects,
to forfeit his
can't prove any-
thing until he discovers the objects
envelope are clues that will
help him uncover the truth.
Also on Christmas Day the
action version of Peter Pan hits theatres.
film follows the classic
of Peter Pan and the lost boys
Neverland where they engage in Captain Hook. with
Universal Pictures decided to fol-
Don’t get caught
A tutor may be able to
low the original story and cast for the first time ever, a boy as Peter Pan.
from Industrial Light and Magic, the company behind the Hulk and Pirates of the special
manager of Galaxy Cambridge Bruce
Rostamian says they’re expecting
Applications available in Student Services
The Lord of the Rings, Cat in the Hat, and The Last Samurai to be their big money-makers this holi-
day season. For more information on these movies, or any others this holiday season,
ftuide to music for the holiday By KATE BATTLER With
the live and greatest hits
CDs and DVDs
coming out, it will be easy to find something for almost everyone on your that
of bands arc releasing great-
Jovi has released a greatest
album, This Left Feels Right:
Greatest Hits with a Twist, but
just in time for (he -
a perfect gift for a
hardcore fan or just a casual
R.F.M, In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003, is a great gift for the fan that likes R.E.M. but doesn’t want to commit to buying an album where they will only lis-
for a fan
on one album have
looking to get the singles
CD. The songs on
out that arc more for hardcore fans.
been redone and are very different from the classics that fans all know and love. Moby and Pearl Jam, on the other hand, have released rarities and Ball
the hits without having to switch
between four or five discs. Other wonderful compilations that are
LeAnn Rimes -
Counting Crows - Films About Ghosts: The Best of, Motley Crue Music to Crash... Vol. 1, No Doubt -The Singles 1992-2003 and Peter Gabriel - Hit.
Dirty Deeds, and
Growing Up Live show-
cases his Milan, Italy performance
an essential piece to any
Chicken*N*Beer #4. Gerald Levert, Stroke
Of Genius #5. Wyclef Jean, The Preacher's Son
must for any Pink Floyd
Too Short, Married To The Game
#7. R. Kelly, The R. In Collection: Volume
More Street The Mixtape
#9. Chingy, Jackpot
#10. Various Artists, Now 14 #11. Anthony Hamilton, Cornin' From Where I'm
(CD/DVD) and Band - The
Central Park Concert.
scenes footage. These are great for it gives them a look into the musician’s life backstage
the first seven videos that helped put Radiohead on the map, and
and on the road. There also some albums coming
Lionel Ritchie - Collection, which consists of 16 videos highlighting
with live and
Television Commercials, which
#13. Beyonce, Dangerously In Love
(Photo by Kate Battler)
With all the live and greatest hits albums being released right now, you’ll have no problem finding something for the music fan on your Christmas list this year.
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Mature Students workplace or raising a family Returning to school after years of being out in the find it difficult to juggle the can be intimidating. Mature students sometimes they'll be able to remember demands of family, school and work. They're unsure if unpleasant experiences from high course material or may associate school with
Bad Boy's Da Band, Too Hot For T.V.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF STROKE
that might ease some Here are a few observations about mature students
uncertainties about returning to school:
THEM. A VISION PROBLEMS Sockkfl Ion of i ttioft. particularly in
and can usually relate > Mature students usually don't have memory problems
These albums include: Linkin Park - Live In Texas (CD/DVD), Coldplay - Live
ruins of old Pompeii from 1972. Also included on. the album are interviews from the making of the Darkside of the Moon album and footage from the recording ses-
from her concert
Thunderstruck, Highway to Hell,
members and backstage footage, and Avril Lavigne - My World, includes a look into her
20-track compilation that includes
includes interviews with the band
are looking for
For the more indepth fan there
RHCP, STP, Sheryl Crow and LeAnn Rimes, also include bonus
many different DVDs out there. They include compilations of music videos that made the groups famous like Radiohead - 7
Pink Floyd also released Live at Pompeii, a live performance at the
during the latest tours.
— Page 15
was filmed during their 40 Licks tour, Our Lady Peace - Live,
There are also live DVDs that were filmed while the artists were on tour over the past year such as:
coming out or are already in stoics arc: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits, Stone Temple Pilots - Thank You, Sheryl Crow - The Very Best of Sheryl Crow, The Eagles - The Very Best of The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen -
Greatest hits compilation albums are also great for in the car.
their greatest hits.
something extra and different. The Pearl Jam album, Lost Dogs: Rarities and B Sides, is also a great album for longtime fans. It includes the hit Yellow Ledbetter, which has become a staple of their live shows but has not been readily available on an album. It also includes songs like Sweet Lew and Last Kiss. There is also a great selection of live albums coming out and many of them come with a DVD of live behind-the-scenes footage and looks. Many of them were filmed
ten to a couple of songs.
for the tour of the
(As of Nov. 22 according
same name. There are also two other DVDs that will be interesting to music
Also available is Great Great Big, which includes videos and live versions of
formances of 50 songs as well as a behind-the-scenes documentary
These are great
longtime fans. Moby,
easily. their learning to "real life situations: more Mature students are often very motivated. They know
Sudden wakuckv rtumboes* and or uejliw: in the Ewe, one or leg
TROUBLE SPEAKING las of speech
Unsseadi&ee or todden fdh. apKafir with any of the abowr
sometimes concerned about fitting in socially. Student through a Mature Students brop-In which Services can help, either individually, or ideas. For more information, watch for provides a place to meet and exchange Services. Services bulletin boards or contact Student Student on flyers
Mature students are
or or double vision
Sudden. scvTit and urukuJ headaches
why they re here and
their life plans. how furthering their education fits in with work habits and time > Mature students can draw on previously learned management skills.
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Students score with intramurals Carissa Coleman, a second-year police foundation student, and
By BRYAN MARTIN
a second-year marketing student, are the intramural directors. Coleman said things are
Although intramural sports at Conestoga College mean nothing to the majority of students, to
running smoothly and
Chris Maa. a first-year computer programmer analyst student, said for some students it's how they get through their week of classes and homework. If students know they have an intramural game, it makes
with the turnout.
the week go by quicker because students have a game to look for-
love playing basketball
on Tuesdays because the beginning of the
through the rest
ning of the
I need a little through the rest
spark to carry
having wrapped up
and at the
All the sports are co-ed so
dents have a chance to play what-
run smoothly and no
ever sport they
runs from 4:30 to 6:30
and the quality of play gets better. “I don’t know what it is about the
hockey has 10 teams playing the league. The games have two
already underway, which consists of ice hockey, ball hockey, basket-
on Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. Volleyball as well as ice hockey will resume after Christmas holiis
Coleman said things will get more exciting during playoff time
tough to beat.” Ball hockey is played in the gym on Mondays, and Thursdays from
game. “The Roughriders really get into the games, which makes for an exciting game,” said Zettel. “The Roughriders are good, but the defending champions are the Firefighters, who are going to be
see a lot of students
participating in these events, she said. “The more that come out the
adds a level of intensity to the
days. “It’s great to
Rez Roughrider rough, which
nights and runs
computer programmer analyst
Zettel said the
team can be a
of the week,” said Maa. The fall set of intramurals are
on Tuesdays from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
of the week.”
4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
but these teams play like
for the Stanley Cup.”
(Photo by Bryan Martin)
Conestoga College students take part in an intramural basketball game on Nov. 1 1 in the recreation centre. Students can come out and play Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m.
Condors ready Men’s hockey
By JASON SMITH
Violence isn’t right
Conestoga’s male varsity hockey !
back on the
they hope to be a very exciting and
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Friday, Dec. 5th, 2003. Sponsored
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son with a win and a
College on the Nov.
Conestoga battled through both games, giving them three points in the
are off to a great
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to find the net quite fre-
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have to do their part
playoffs,” said Cressman.
The Condors hope to continue when they travel
with their success
Peterborough to play Sir Sanford Fleming on Nov. 27. The next home game will be played to
against St. Clair College on Dec. 5 the rec centre.
7:30 p.m. The Condors will also play an away game against Seneca
and two assists for five two games of play. Brent MacDermid has two goals and an
Results were unavailable at press
Dave Cressman, the team’s new head coach and a former NHL player with the Minnesota North Stars, has to like the way his team is
looking so far
Cressman and his entire coaching staff are hoping the success
Conestoga students are encouraged to come out and take part in the Condors’ home games. There is no charge to anybody with a Conestoga student card. “Nothing’s better as a player than looking out and seeing two, three, 400, 500 people watching your team play," said Marlene Ford,
an exciting season and hope to see
team can do come play-
gets the energy flowing,
makes you want
The 2003-04 Conestoga Condors
team over the
men’s hockey team consists defencemen Andrew Maver, Jeff Jones, Matt Little, Josh Dennis, Vance Stark, Ryan Taube, Doug Laginske and Dave Cook; forwards Andrew McDermott, Ben Goodings, Brent MacDermid, Kevin Barnes, Tim Schlux, Reid
but he will con-
address and phone number.
contribute in their role.
on developing a strong team atmosphere where it is understood that every player on the roster wants to help each other and "It’s a team game,” he said. “Everyone has to work together to play their role. As the coach, I have
to gain the respect of
and at the same time, my players have to believe in me as their It’s
boost of confi-
said he not only hopes
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continues as they look forward to
to build a successful
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Humber College on Nov.
team’s leading scorer thus far with
a goal that the entire team, staff included, hope to
College on Dec.
a total of 10 goals.
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.
in order to get this
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Ryan Baird, JareX Rogers and Scott Bradley; an?
goaltenders Jason Lafortune and
pitcher in the past 15 consecutive
Say what you
Toronto Blue Jays, but you can’t knock their ace Roy Halladay.
Nov. I, Halladay was named American League Cy Young Award winner. If you have been keeping an eye on the Jays over the last eight is
pul great pitchers on
years, Toronto has paid salary to three
Cy Young Award
won the prestigious award in 1997 and '98, while Pat Hentgcn took it 1996.
Halladay finished the season 22-7 with a 3.25
With the season winding down, he solidified his spot as the
$900,000 contract and outfielder Frank Catalanotto to a one-year $2. 3-million
as the only batter
without a contract.
a batting order that
and gave up only three runs. At one point during the season,
extend Halladay ’s contract.
bad for a team that payroll and changed
Roy Halladay pitched nine complete games recorded two shutouts and won 22 games.
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everything right with the Jays organi-
hand of the Tampa Bay Devil
Rays, he struck out eight batters
defeat during September, a 5-2 loss
tem and farm league the Blue Jays have developed in the shadow of mismanagement and ownership
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scouting for the next potential
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Oakland, the Jays could be a threat. You can bet Ricciardi is out right
resents the talented scouting sys-
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They recently resigned
zation’s ability to stick with play-
shutout against the Detroit
catcher Greg Myers to a one-year
Major League Baseball. The Jays have a goal to be in the playoffs by 2005 and for that to happen pitching must be addressed. II' Ricciardi can manage to work some of the magic he utilized in
the pressure to succeed.
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number contender for the AL Cy Young Award. Halladay started six games during the month of September, five of which he pitched complete games, giving up a total of only six runs on 26 hits. His most impressive
one of the most feared lineups
With the Montreal Expos’ on the brink of destruction, the Jays will soon be, like the Raptors, Canada’s team and Toronto must thrive under
This off-season the Jays have already made some
Before Halladay, Roger Clemens
who oply two down to play
But winning numerous pitching awards, players’ choice awards, and being an All-Star isn't what the 26-year-old stands for in Toronto. Halladay means more to the Toronto Blue Jays organization then wins. Halladay portrays hope to an organization that needs
hard to say they haven’t
at least tried to
some key decision-makers the organization.
statistics are incredible for
a pitcher ago,
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