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Monday, December

1

,

2003

Conestoga College, Kitchener

35th Year

— No.

1

Security guard assaulted in early morning attack By DARREN SMITH

which is ongoing. Although this incident occurred on a weekend Hunter said stu-

Students and staff should remain cautious after two males

dents

assaulted a security guard at the

ing additional

Doon

campus

of

Conestoga

certain

in

programs requir-

work time should

remain vigilant.

College on Nov. 15. A Hunter, chief of Conestoga security, said this was an isolated incident but was concerned the attack occurred on a uniformed I

concerned, security

guard.

The a m.

students have to go out alone and are

“If

assault occurred around 3 while the security guard

patrolled

the

area

early childhood education build-

will

nearby

bushes

before

chief of Conestoga security in

defending

himself the attackers eventually stopped and ran away.

The

security guard described the male suspects as having blond

hair and in their early 20s.

One

stood about five foot six while the said to be about five

foot eleven.

Waterloo regional police responded bringing a K-9 unit to help

the

in

investigation,

but suspects they

may

have been attempting to break into a building and were caught in

have a good description of the suspects.

m

T

“We

have

we

Hunter, “as

The guard was pushed and punched by the individuals.

was

Hunter said the motives are

con-

him.

other

aware of the serious nature of the assault.

He remains confident police are following up any leads as they

Al Hunter,

fronting the guard and assaulting

Aiter

Hunter said he doesn’t anticipate similar problems but wanted the college community to be

the act.

ing.

Two people were hiding

out to their cars.”

unknown

provide an escort out to their cars.”

around the

“If students have to go out alone and are concerned,” said Hunter, “security will provide an escort

concerns,” said still have students

moving around the campus during those early morning hours.” During the evening hours Hunter said there are steps

stu-

who

sure police have suspects

are active in this area,” said

Hunter.

Security personnel at Conestoga are unarmed because they do not want to get involved

physical

a

in

confrontation.

dents can take that provide better

However, they are willing

protection.

intercede in disputes. “Security is a service provider.” said Hunter. “Assaults like this

He lit

suggested parking in wellareas or near buildings if pos-

He

also said staff and stushould be watchful and walk in pairs when possible and make use of the walk safe prograiji provided on campus during weeknights.

sible.

dents

are not a

common

to

occurrence

at

the college.”

He

(Photo by Kate Battler]

said security personal lack

Smackdown'

training and qualifications needed for carrying pepper spray

Bobby Rude uses the ropes

or other similar devices.

Showtime

the

Eric Young's air supply.

College concerned about impact from By

CARLA SANDHAM

That

means

fees

would

not

than anything,” Mullan said.

Conestoga and other Ontario

col-

funding crunch

provincial

if the

government follows through with its promise to freeze tuition next

However, Kevin Mullan, vicepresident of finance and student

Colleges

and

Universities

Mary Anne Chambers

announced Nov. 17 she was committed to her pre-election platform to cut costs for students.

would be implemented

The

right

freeze

away.

Fees would not increase next September or the fol-

sendees, said he has some concerns if

lowing year.

the plan proceeds.

“We have

fall.

Minister

lowing year.

already budgeted

for

next year based on the two per cent increase

in

tuition fees established

by the former government." But, he added the freeze hasn’t been finalized yet. "It was more of a statement

Conestoga College president, John Tibbits, said the college just invested in a costly project and they rely on tuition increases to continue with improvements. “Our major investment was to put

advantage while shutting

See

full

story on

Page

off

9.

freeze

tuition

everything on the Web,” he said,

increase next September or the folleges and universities could face a

to his

He added

that they get

$2,000

and high

elementary

adding they will spend about SI

less

million to do

schools as well as universities.

it.

Part of the venture involves put-

marks online. And they have already introduced an online sign up for

than

Although college and university are worried about the financial impact the tuition freeze

ting students’

officials

continuing education programs.

many would have, are welcoming it.

Tibbits said the tuition freeze

is

"It's

good.

students

should be the same

It

Tom

warranted more for university pro-

every year." said

grams and added the S 1,800

police foundations student.

fee here

is

tuition

Palmer, a

Jerry Walker, a third-year market-

not too bad.

“Colleges are already improperly funded,” he said.

ing

also

student,

tuition fees

said

would be

a

freezing

good

idea.

a success By

REBECCA LEARN

event.

who Conestoga's

part-time

first

seasonal job fair

was

and

a big success.

Students, employers and organizers

were

all

satisfied with the

way

the event turned out.

"We’re definitely going again."

said

employee Sara

career

know

do

this

services

Free.

Free said that a don't

to

lot

I

(Photo by Rebecca L earn)

Conestoga students collected job information from an employer at the first annual part-time and seasonal job fair.

J-fiese

This learn

named Dan.

student

want

to give his

name, said it was a would come again

bit if

small but he

he was look-

of students

sen

career

ices

what

a chance for is

offered.

them

Many

to

stu-

dents also said they enjoyed the

An employer from Arvato

said

they are hiring students for

full-

time. part-time and seasonal.

She

said,

like

most

many

of the

students had

ing for a job.

employers, that

An employer from ATS Services, one of the employers at the fair, said she thought there

been interested. Free said not many students chose to get their resumes critiqued

turnout and

for the event but

was a good would come again as

There

many

were

different

employers places

tre).

from

including call

cen-

Pantorama. Kitchener Public

Library, and other stores

Fain iew Park Mall.

from the

sen

many come down

on a regular basis and take advantage of the sen ice. She added that she would like to see job fairs specifically for the to career

ATS. Arvato (an inbound

was

last

well.

exists.

U

One

didn’t

ices

graduating students

in

different

areas of study, such as business or

media

studies.


Page 2

— SPOKE, December

1,

home

Far from By JENNIFER

News

2003

summer

HOWDEN

break.

Not everyone sees staying With the winter break approaching students are starting to make Christmas plans. Going home and spending time with family and friends is on the top of many stu-

their

dents’

student said not seeing his family tor the holidays isn't such a big deal.

“As long as I have the things I need and my friends to hang out

lists.

However,

for

some

international

the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, going hopte is not a possibility. “If I could go home 1 would," said accounting student Lili Chen,

with

from China. “But I can't. I haven’t been home for a whole year. Conestoga College has students living in the residence from such countries as China. Jamaica, Korea

home.

living ^in

students

and Africa.

The students

said

money and

time constraints are the main reasons why they aren’t going home.

an issue because it costs too much to buy a plane ticket to get home and back over

Money

is

Christmas and then another one to return at the end of the year. Also, they are required to pay $200 to stay in residence over the break. Chen said the Christmas break doesn’t give her enough time to

home. “Three weeks is not long enough. would really like more time with

enjoy her

I

visit

she said, adding she will hopefully go home during the

my

family,’

New By TIM

MURPHY

wheels for a vehicle

that

moves

things,

including surrounding themselves with other students who can t go

Also, residence might be holding another dinner during the

They held one

break.

year

last

the remaining students could get together and have a Christmas feast just like they

where

all

would with home.

back

families

also important for the stu-

is

It

their

dents to keep in touch with thenfamily. By using e-mail, the teleor any other instant phone,

MSN

message programs they can do

that

(Photo by James Clark)

easily.

Another thing is to send them Christmas presents through the mail. This will help lift your spirits

Employees wanted! student, fills out an application for a job with Jodi Hartrick, a first-year materials management said she expected a lot of students would be Conestoga Students Inc. Denise Payler (behind table)

you remember that there is someone back home who is thinking about you and you can show

as

them them

interested

made out of pop with wheels made out of built a cart

records, to transport a

pop

bottle

one metre in less than 10 seconds,’ said 19-year-old

team member Dan

Nibourg.

The cart, built by Nibourg, Mark Catherwood, Andrew Dallmeier and Chris Oleaczek, is powered by an electric motor. “It’s got a really tiny motor, and it's geared up to a 33-1 gear ratio,’ The gear ratio said Nibourg. means that with 33 spins of the

motor the wheels spin once. "The record wheels were

really

We

we

had

said Nibourg.

to reinforce

it,”

by screwing pieces

wood

along the sides. “There are a lot of elastics hold-

ing

it,

tion,”

stretching

he

it

to the right loca-

said.

Most groups got their carts to more than six metres, but

travel

work

at all.

what kept

The timer

didn

circuit

the carts operating for

t

is

no

longer than their allocated 10 seconds. When the timer turns off. the

motor should turn off with it. “A simple example is like a motion sensor light. The motion triggers the timer, and your lights will turn on for a few seconds, he said.

"The requirements were that the was supposed to travel over one metre, and we just did that, said Nibourg. whose vehicle completed

cart

it.

"Time

restricted us.

could have

even

moved

But our

two. three,

four, full two-litre

pop

working

for the

CSI.

By DESIREE FINHERT

the distance in eight seconds.

flimsy the first time

built

this

in

Con-ed courses canned

you are thinking about

that

too.

their timer circuits failed, or

bottles, for a class project.

cans,

many

ness students can do

They did

students have used the vinyls

"We

be OK,” he said. fight the holiday loneli-

spin on old vinyl

A team of Conestoga robotics and automation students have put a new spin on some old records. as

I’ll

To help

of

The

in res-

idence for the holidays as a negative experience. Moody Wang’enyi, a marketing

cart

maybe

bottles.”

The class was cancelled because nobody wanted to take it. Continuing education program co-ordinator Gillian Oldfield estimates between 15 and 20 courses

have been cancelled out ol the 175 courses running in the fall semester. “It's

small

a

said

portion,”

went through the steps of cancelling a music appreciation course. "The courses do get cancelled occasionally because

Oldfield, as she

there are not

enough people signed

up.”

Most con-ed courses need

a min-

of 10 students to run. Opera, what’s all the singing about, was

imum

cancelled because only five people Oldfield said people will call her

up

to three

days after the class was

cancelled saying, “I want to sign up for that course and I know four

who would

other people

Can you

put

"I have to

by

that

it

take

it.

back up? them no, because,

tell

time,

college

the

has

already contacted the instructor. Oldfield must also cancel the

room booking and

contact

all

the

them will not run. She said process is often more

registered students to inform that the class

reversing the

because

we

“we cancelled it didn t know you want-

design was popular last year, but only two students signed up this

bought the arrangement,

year. Subsequently, they

flower

instead. “It

me wonder

always makes

doesn’t run,”

a class

said

“Maybe it was too expenMaybe the date was too

Burton. sive?

early, or late?

the reason

I

understand

try to

and make changes for

start

working days

The co-ordinator must balance

“Next

year.

1

think

will

drop the

supply cost and change the description to explain that this design can be used all season,” said Burton.

"Maybe

they thought

it

is

It

was just a

for

guessing

game!” Burton

is

going to run her less

there

create is

the

classes

an interest, but

thinking

who knows

student registration fees. If too few students register there will teacher.

pay the

try to stay current

what they would e-mail

me

"I

with decorating

like to see

with their ideas.”

and

to

was cancelled

ed the necessary materials. The class would have started off with making a series of small squares to learn different shaping techniques. The squares can be

sewn together

make

to

a potholder,

a pillow top or a quilt.

their

own

we

start

off with

the

then the students pick

projects to

Richards,

who

left

work

taught

on,

said

herself to

handed so that she left handed stu-

could better teach dents the

Some

art.

of the

more expensive

classes, like glass blowing, will run with only one or two students registered, it

magazines, shopping and television. I ask students in every class

to

the course

crochet 1

what people want?” said Burton.

money

When

Richards had already prepared the handouts and patterns and collect-

not been cancelled.

the cost of running the course and paying the instructors with the

not be enough

way.”

basics and

“I

of class.

January one,” said Richards. "It’s more of a home winter craft any-

Burton’s Thanksgiving harvest arrangement class would have run for the first time this fall if it had

register at lease six

published throughout the to remind people to

“The people who were registered move-over to the

for the fall will

“Usually

they gain interest again.

it,” is

Only four people registered for Richards’ class, but she hopes it will run again in the winter term.

next year."

program book before the

(Photo by Tim Murphy)

due to low registration. Burton said the silk Halloween

popular courses at the Guelph campus for the winter term, hoping that

ed

Dan Nibourg, Andrew Catherwood, Mark Dallmeier and Chris Oleaczek built a robotic vehicle using old records as wheels.

the spring, however, this fall it was cancelled due to low attendance.

Oldfield. “Then word gets oyt into the community.” Out of the 21 fall courses Burton teaches, only two were cancelled

pre-made

time

since the ’80s, with a full class in

take her courses,” said

will

ran, for the first

The course

designer Terrie Burton’s courses often only break-even. “But because she has such a loyal following there are a lot of students Floral

who

also the crochet instructor at the

college.

Thanksgiving.

of a headache. The phrase

is

the red.

it's in

why

had registered.

Administrative assistant to the con-ed director Kathryn Richards

Oldfield said she will run a course if the basic costs are covered, but she can't run a course it

even though

didn't run at

this

semester

all.

Oldfield said the college runs the blowing course every semes-

glass ter

because they are never sure how

many students will be interested. The winter schedule offers many of the courses offered in the belfall, as well as new ones like lydancing. Oldfield said con-ed courses like bartending or Ukrainian Easter egg

painting gifts.

make

great

Christij«|


~ ^ News

—777 — activities By BRANDI

STEVENSON

~

make up 86 per

cent

of sexual 54 per cent of those women under the age of 18. In 2000, 28,633 women were victims of spousal violence.

were

women

14

killed

at L’Ecole Montreal on Dec. 6, 1989, simply because they were women. Marc Lepine entered a classroom of engineering students and told the men to leave before he

Polytechnique

in

Since 1991 Dec. 6 has been the National Day of Remembrance and

Action

on Violence Against Women in Canada. The Women’s Resource Group at Conestoga is

opened fire on the room. That day was a painful, eye-opening experi-

doing

in Canada. violence against continues to be a signifi-

women

problem in this country. According to Status ot Women Canada, 5 per cent of Canadian women have been victims of

Women

assault since the age of 16.

he deadline for the writing contest is Dec. 5. Students can enter I

poems, first-person reports, or tion up to 500 words.

Submissions

part to

of

the

Montreal

button sale.

to

their relevance in regards

the

anti-violence will

be

theme. accepted

online

al

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

On Dec. 4 and 5, they will be giving out rose buttons in exchange

fic-

The winners will be notified on Jan. 16, 2004 and entries will be

anniversary

its

Massacre, including a writing contest, poster sale, guest speaker and

1

YWCA.

judged on

However, cant

for a donation at Door 3 and in the A-wing. Student Services counsellor Joan Magazine said the group bought the buttons from the

make sure no one forgets about it. They are holding a number of activities to mark the

ence for everyone

SPOK E, December

mark anniversary

assault victims, with

Fourteen years ago,

TT

Services

A new

Room

in

or at

Student

2B04.

initiative

the group has

around

the

known

school.

ident

said the posters

posters will be donated to

to

of

activities,

will bring

is

coming

in

and enlighten-

the school.

and

Miller

women's

is

thrilled

other groups

important

4.

vice-pres-

believes

ing our students.”

The

of the proceeds will also go towards funding a guest speaker in

Dec.

CSI

The Women’s Resource Group worked with the CSI to bring her to

Some

on

victim of the 1980s balcony

woman

shelters in the area.

Sanctuary

as bait

Jane an important view the school. He said, “This unique

Doe

sion of the graphic design program, they decided to give them away in

exchange for a donation. money from the buttons

was used

rapes. Ethan Miller,

were a big hit. “We had a number of inquiries whether people could buy them, she said. With the permis-

the

— Page 3

by the police to catch a serial rapist. She is known as Toronto’s last

organized an anti-violence poster with the graphic design program. Last year, they displayed

Magazine

2003

speaker, Jane Doe,

contest

posters

,

massacre

of

taken on is giving away posters. About two years ago, the group

the

1

at

that

to

work with

Conestoga.

we

“It’s

partner with

groups in the school that convey our message. It makes our message

The

that

much

stronger,” he said.

Writing contest has anti-violence By CARLA

KOWALYK

When people first hear about abuse toward women, they automatically think of something physically harmful. But according to a pamphlet in Student Services, what most people don't realize is that abuse can fall into many categories: physical, emotional, sexual, verbal and financial.

Conestoga College Women's Resource Group wants to try and get this message out to the student body by holding a writing contest on why violence is not the answer. The women's group came up with the concept to help remember the women who died in the Ecole massacre

Polytedhniquie

Montreal on Dec.

6,

in

member

women's resource group, writing contest

remember

the

is

at

of the

said the

not just to help

women

in

Montreal,

another

way

to get the stu-

dents involved in helping to pre-

vent

violence,"

she

"Unfortunately, violence in

a piece of writing. The piece can be a poem, a first-person account or be fiction. But it has to be written in

English and cannot be more than

500 words

-

12 point font

and dou-

ble spaced.

Prizes are $150, $100 and $50, and the winner will be announced on CJ1Q and in Spoke. The college newspaper will also publish the winning entries. “It’s better for

about

this

issue

students to read

when

from other students.” she hope the writing contest

it

comes

said.

"We

will

draw

attention to this serious issue.”

All entries

must be submitted by

Friday, Dec. 5, either online or in

still

2B04.

at

To

find out

more information go

www.condstogac.on.ca/~pstad-

to

den/wcontest.html.

But remember, all entries must a name, phone number, student ID number, program and include

but to help spread the word. "It's

There are a few guidelines that must be followed when submitting

person to Student Services located

1989.

Joan Magazine, a counsellor the college and a

message

said.

exists

e-mail address.

The winners

will be picked

issue of violence against

today’s society.”

on

the impact their piece has on the

women.

(Photo by Carta Kowatyk)

Violence against to help

women

spread the word

is

a serious issue. Conestoga College’s

to the

Women's Resource Group

student body through a writing contest.

CORRECTIONS The Nov. disqualify

Spoke CSI had to

17 edition of

incorrectly said the

some candidates

run-

ning for the board of governors.

The

election

board

of

was

CSI Spoke

for the

directors.

“When diabetes

someone

HEIF

Job

on low of Chantelle Timperley and Jon YanelY were spelled incorrectly. Spoke apologizes for the errors. In

a Nov.

readership,

17

the

article

names

you need

Canadian

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fair! K/^wSlIe Mabee, a graduate from Conestoga's recreation leadership program, was at this year's job fair at the college on Nov. 15. She credits her college diploma with helping her get a job.

life,

to turn to. Call the

Diabetes Association.”

regrets the error. (Photo

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— SPOKE, December

Page 4

1,

Commentar

2003

Should they strike? On

Dec. 10, support

staff at Ontario

hold a strike vote. Although this vote does not

leges

community

s

col-

will

happen,

And

mean

will definitely

a strike

does bring them one step closer

it

to

it.

students will be, well, in the event of a strike,

screwed. colleges Teachers are not the glue that holds these together, it is staff as a whole. support staff many services will no longer

And without

be running.

few of the Administration and financial aid are just a strike. services that would be affected by a to happen, it could were strike if a that is part The scary happen as early as January. have the most barThis is because the union feels they academic term. gaining power at the beginning of an be out of luck. would OSAP on who depend Students Not to mention anyone trying to register

in

Michael Jackson's next album

a program or

title

a timetable.

fix

So why has

it

come down

vote?

to a strike

support staff and manIn an earlier meeting between latest offer agement, the union rejected managements

by 95 per cent.

The

increase offer included a three per cent

in

wages

Canada needs answers Canada

is

Management walked away from the table after only far apart to conthree days of talk, saying they were too

So,

people from other cultures are

welcomed, and treated equally. Canadian citizens are frequently

tinue.

would like to see seasonal student dues and receive the same compenunion pay workers union sation as union members. They feel this way the part-time to over turned can protect their jobs from being

ling to other countries.

Also, the union

students.

However, management does not agree with

because they believe provide students with in

the

mandate is to employment and work experience part of the college

summers.

have been without a contract are looking for changes in wages they since Aug. 31 and and benefits. College support

But a strike

is

staff

the last thing students need. to

some

function without them.

And

in

detained Arar

at the airport,

they suspected he

was

a

Arar spent more than a year

he was tortured almost daily. Fortunately, on Oct. 5, Arar was

Canadian

soil

jail,

and returned to

Oct. 6.

But even though Arar

will

be the ones paying

the price.

is

home

374 days in Syria, this case not over. The fact that he was

after

first

place

Muslim.

said the

more of an

effort to stop

because they

According

to

cbc.ca, the

Commission

for Public

Against the

RCMP are

legal

’s

tor-

Complaints

lawyers discard

it.

an Oct. 23

article at

Ashcroft’s claim since U.S. offi-

investigating Canada’s role in

should have known that Syria was on an international list of

Arar’s deportation. However, this investigation

is

not enough.

The

nations that use torture.

complaints commission does not

Canadian authorities should have been notified of the situation as

have the authority to discipline anyone, or compensate victims.

soon as he was detained in New York. According to a Nov. 6 story

There needs

on cbc.ca, Arar was sent to Syria

Prime Minister Jean Chretien

cials

8,

but Canadian offi-

were not informed

until Oct.

10.

is an outrage. Arar is a Canadian citizen. But U.S. Attorney-General

was singled out

deportation was

on Oct. 7 or is

is

Tim Harper, Ashcroft

were assured he would not be

Syrian prison, where he said

because he

been prevented. Or the Canadian government could have made

cials

released from

crimination. Arar

Afar to his Syrian birthplace. In a Nov. 21 Toronto Star article by

Arar to his birthplace, Syria, even though he was also a Canadian cit-

in a

Stevenson

This behaviour cannot be tolerated. And this situation could have

tured. Aral

deported to Syria in the

the meantime, students

saying

member

terrorist connections,

then w-hy did this happen? It appears like this was a case of dis-

John Ashcroft said the U.S. did not break any laws by sending

of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization. Then, U.S. officials deported

izen.

come

Support staff and management need kind of agreement, fast. Contract disagreements are nothing new, but when these disagreements have the potential of affecting thousands of students, they need to be resolved. Management should strike a deal with support staff. If they donDt, they will find out quickly how a school cannot to

he wasn't even treated as

a Canadian. United States officials

there

Arar had

that

just

airport last September.

if

to al-Qaeda.

was never any proof

Brandi

Opinion

However, Maher Arar was not treated with any respect while he made a stopover in a New York In fact,

this

produce any evi-

dence linking Arar

where

treated with respect while travel-

Arar case

istration did not

often described as a

cultural mosaic, a place

per year, for three years.

in

In the Nov. 21 Toronto Star article, a

Syrian official said Arar was

released because the Bush admin-

to

be a public inquiry.

In a Nov. 5 article

from cbc.ca.

Washington should take blame, and refused to

call

inquiry. If the U.S.

to

everything, then inquiry

?

why

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to hide? It’s

is

said

ol the

all

an

blame

for

not hold an

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time to find out.

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PASS program By

Some

DAWN HASSON

first-year

course materials.

students

with learning disabilities had an advantage when they came to school in

September because they had parin Conestoga College’s

ticipated

PASS program.

with a total of 16 students who have specific learning disabilities and were accepted into a program at the

college.

on the strategies for student success course, offered a course tred

credit to those involved. to give the students

a

course credit because they’re giving up a month of employment

over the summer,” said Marian Mainland, co-ordinator of disability services. "The attraction could be the credit to lighten the (student) workload in the fall.”

The program, which was taught by Ken Brooks, used to run for four years for one week. The ministry liked what staff had done based on program evaluations and asked that it be changed to a four-

week program. The disability

services depart-

ment received funding from

the

Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to cover the cost of residence, a teacher and other

II

learned about the various student services around the school and

them.

to find

In the first

week, the students had to go on a conquest to find where the services available to them were and what was offered there.

"The biggest advantage of the PASS program was that it really helped the students feel like they belonged,” said Mainland. “They far

less

anxiety starting in

September.”

A

19-year-old student

"I

liked getting to

with

the

making

same

named

relieved to

‘Women 's

and

new friends,” who asked not to

all

teaches you

also asked not to be personal reasons.

named

how who for

as the conquest.

he best video,

geeks

student to

was

expect

in

year.

Mainland’s

in

was FAT (Frustration, Anger and Tension) City. It involved a workshop where parents and teachers were forced to look

distorted pictures and passages which they had to present to at

the class.

They were

ridiculed for

reading the distorted passages aloud by the leader. The workshop set them up to feel what it is like to have a learning disability and to hear the teachers’ criticism

their

psychological

assessments

finished early.

assessment determines

dents’ specific

of

what

do presentations.” At times, it is tough for

ties

and how

a stu-

dent with a learning disability to all the course requirements. Alternatives can be found

to

overcome

such as talking and asking to see if the presentation can be videothis

taped instead. Stiddaa vfctknat, n

“That’s

why we have

to

viding

them

resources

with

and

If a student

lege where public speaking

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learning

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“If that happens, then the student can use cue cards for public speaking and practise with us at

services,”

said

Having the assessment done prior to the start of school

is

ben-

because students often have to go on a waiting list to get the assessments finished by the

Seek immediate medical attention if you have anv of these symptoms.

eficial

of September.

start

Disabled students get help

source

By

DAWN HASSON the right to equal protection

ties

group Writing Contest

Conestoga employment quite easily; These students work extremely hard to meet challenges presented to them at school and at the workplace, and have a great work ethic, according to Charlie Matjanec, the

the ability to perform the job.

disability

Violence isn't right

with disabilities at College can find

and equal benefit of the law and without discrimination by government, their agents and delegates.” Canada’s Employment Equity Act’s purpose is to keep equity in the workplace so no one is denied opportunities as long as they have

Students

employment

services

Students with learning disabili-

Contest Criteria: Women's Resource Group

Conestoga College in remembrance of the 1989 at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.

women who

of

died on Dec. 6th,

Entries:

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

average person to achieve their

accommodation costs of about $500 in total under what is called

workplace.

$150 - $100 - $50. Winners will be notified by Jan. 16th, 2004. Winning entries will appear in Spoke, be announced on CJIQ and posted on the web site. All entries become the property of the Women's Resource Group.

the

Matjanec helps Conestoga students find employment based on the disability they might have. Most importantly, he provides students with information on the legal implications of the job force and helps them negotiate for any accommodations they might need

on the job. Under all

federal

disability.

The employer's legal duty is to accommodate someone who has a disability. An employee can work employer for a period of

hard copy, clearly

inside as well as access to elevators.

selection of software tools for dis-

abled students. They can even take

them

to the workplace. Kurzweil 3000 is one of the most It popular systems available. allows the student to scan a document into the computer, which can read it back to you in an automated

Dragon NaturallySpeaking lets a person speak into the computer for

Rights Code.

If the

person has a

processing learning disability, then

may need

a personal reader.

would go

employer and ask

to

to their

have one

plugged into the workplace’s main15

command.

voice

Inspiration

who

is

of

the

“guarantees persons with disabil-

designed for those

think in pictures rather than

words. flows,

Concept maps, process knowledge maps and flow

charts can be created.

A student w ith disabilities can go to a specially

Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms Section

site or in

modate employees with special needs. An employee who is in a wheelchair may need a ramp to get

voice.

frame system.

web

This means that the workplace has a set amount of costs to accom-

whether they have a disability, and the employer must still accommodate him or her under the Human

In that case, they

to the

tac-

time before deciding to disclose

they

Information: See www.conestogac.on.ca/~pstadden/wcontest.html

workplace accessibility

tics.”

Conestoga College has a wide

and provincial legislation a person does not have to disclose any information about a

for the

Prizes:

said

Matjanec. “There are a number of

at a

Friday, Dec. 5th, 2003. Sponsored by the

accommodations,”

the

have to work harder than the

goals and to understand their tasks

Deadline:

have yet to see an employer has gone bankrupt because of

“I

who

adviser.

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staff at

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class to

learning disabili-

niques.

sneak-peek

aloud in class,” said Mainland. “Students who have severe performance anxiety have difficulty getting up in front of the

But sometimes there is no other way of completing all the course requirements, such as in the communications program at the col-

took the program also had the advantage of having

YOU

ing

“The adults realized what their kids face everyday and the teachers realized what they do or say and -how it hurts the students,” Mainland said.

who

WHEN

was the case with one student Mainland helped. “He used to be terrified of readhis

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to disability

really closely with the students,” said Mainland.

services can deal with

know what

upcoming a

felt like

I

opinion,

come

then they can

services to listen to their reading material on an audio computer. I

The students also watched videos, listened to guest speakers

An

the same,” said

20-year-old

"It’s

others

difficulties

Mainland. "No one in the classroom.”

A

know

for personal reasons.

“They were

the

took

a couple of

said the student,

be

who

program agreed.

the

It

and completed assignments such

have to hire part-time purpose to alleviate additional demand on our staff,” said Mainland. 1 he students in the program

had

re in for.

2003

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helpful

to survive,” said the student,

staff for that

where

The program, which was cen-

"We wanted

ing.

"We

rhe Post-secondary Accommodations, Supports and Strategies program ran in July,

you

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Classic jewelry

Kitchener

is

the passion of a

woman who

has been

designing accessories for nearly a

into her lap. “I

decade. A self-taught

Merwart

Merwart has been designing jewelry since 1994, and established her business Take to the Sky in 2000. She said jewelry design just fell

artist,

designs

Eryn

necklaces,

was going

thought,

and casual occasions.

lace,’

want people

my work

to

be able to wear

for a long time, without

becoming dated or out of she said.

it

style,

and there

was a bead store across the from my residence. One day

bracelets and earrings for formal

“I

to Laurier

‘I

think

I’ll

make

“I

just

a neck-

and it went from there.” She has participated in church bazaars and art shows since 1997, where she sells most of her

hoping do only

to get to a point

art shows.” where I She sells her work locally at Turkey Goose Creations, a store that sells work by local artisans,

located in Waterloo. “Versatility is a key

street I

am

word

for

me.

use the best possible materials can find,” she said.

I

I

Merwart uses semi-precious handmade glass beads, Czech and Austrian crystal, and sil-

bride,” she said.

She said she thinks of her work

as

an art rather than a craft. “I

find

it

so

gratifying

when

people can look at my work and find a piece that really speaks to

stones,

them.”

ver and gold plated beads in her

viewed

Her online at

portfolio

can

be

http://www.picturetrail.

com/taketothesky.

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work.

do custom design work, and I also make jewelry for wedding parties, as well as beaded headbands and jewelry for the “I love to

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— SPOKE, December

1,

Does By JENNIFER It

winter.

s

Your you cry

are shorter,

or social activity.

appetite is out of control, for

no reason and worst of

you’re sex drive is non-existent. What’s wrong with you?

Like 600,000 Canadians you could be experiencing a form of depression called seasonal affective

known

as the

winter blahs.

According

to the National

Mental

Health Association's website, SAD sunlight from is caused by a lack of dark short, dull days and long,

is

important in the treatment because people get tired

treatment that involves a lightweight band fastened behind the

not careful the carbs will lead to weight gain which will add to the

person’s knees.

a low-fat diet and avoid excessive protein, sweets and carbohydrates.

which

anytime from

fall

us sleep, are secreted. The dreary days increase the output of melatonin and decrease the output of

The chemical imbalance confuses the body and causes

serotonin.

fatigue to set

Although

more

common

in

females than in males, SAD can affect anyone. The majority of people who get it range in age from 20 to 40. The disorder can strike anytime

from last

late fall to early winter. It

only a week

or so, or

it

may

could

Association Caffeine from coffee, tea, pop and chocolate should also be eliminated. Vitamins with magnesium, B complex and minerals may be helpful. is

best exercise

important as well. The is walking outdoors,

especially on bright, sunny days. If is out. you should be too. Soak up as much of the sun’s rays as you can. Light is the most important treatment for SAD. People should make

the sun

sure as

much

light as possible gets

include depression, lack of energy, anxiety, irritability, loss of interest

the lights on

in sex, overeating,

weight gain and

difficulty concentrating.

A at

team of Canadian researchers the University of Toronto is

in

their

SAD

to

lights are

the

surface,

to brighten the

mood

of the person. This system is still being tested and, if it proves successful, should be available as a simple method of

an

way to let light into your are large lights that They house. emit power of 10,000 watts; the

effective

simulate an

timer,

a person can

early

morning sunrise

to provide

before he awakens. The bedroom is flooded with artificial rays of sunlight and the sleeper awakens full of energy light

just

no matter how dull it is outside. work If none of these treatments your doctor may recommend you go on medication to offset the symptoms. Although there are treatments for SAD, there are some ways that a person can stop the symptoms before they

start.

One is to pay attention to your moods and energy levels. If you feel like your moods or energy begin to sink, take action.

walk

side for a

Go

out-

if it is still light

Also, try turning on

at night.

Lights called

knees

supposed

energizing

homes. During the day keep all drapes and blinds open so the light can come in, and keep all

hang around from October to April. The major indicators of SAD

close

are is

on where

light shines

treatment in the near future. Simulated sunlight is also recommended. Using a computer and a

National Mental Health

Exercise

in.

to

early winter.

changes in the brain s chemistry, specifically in the pineal gland. The melatonin, the

late

The

of the

backs

nerves

strike

where serotonin and hormones that help

the

A person should follow

depression.

The disorder can

is

they

60 to 80 per cent of the people who’ve tried them. Light behind the knees is a new for

and crave carbohydrates, which person is will give them energy. If a

time

pineal gland

since

recommended

highly

ment.

nights.

Which is why winter is the when most people start to show symptoms of SAD. The lack of sunlight causes

from 30 mintwo hours per day doing any The of their day-to-day activities. but lights are expensive at $200

work

SAD

sit in

utes to

study.

Diet

the

to

front of these lights

Treatments include diet, exercise, managelight therapy and stress

of

According

website, the light users should

work to prevent or treat this disorthe Cander. The study is called

SAD

lighting.

office

combination of treatments that will

all,

disorder (SAD), also

equivalent of live to 20 times the normal brightness of your home or

studying hundreds of people who of suffer from varying degrees SAD. hoping to come up with a

all you the nights are longer and want to do is stay in bed and sleep. have no energy and no desire

You for work

make you SAD?

winter

HOWDEN

The days

News

2003

out.

the lights in

all

(hrioro

Working under a large SAD light seasonal affective disorder. occupied so you won’t think about it as much. Try to get yourself excited for winter. Instead of thinking about the cold weather and short days think about Christmas dinner and seeing your loved ones.

When you

feel

SAD

coming on

active before

never isolate yourself from other people. This is a time when you need company and other people

ting in,

may be

your house early so you don notice

it

t

getting dark outside. Stay

you feel the blahs setwhich may help keep you

oy jen nuvvuen/

help students cope with

may

The most important thing you to remember is if you think you

need

suffer

from

SAD see a doctor. Never

diagnose yourself.

A

doctor can

tell

you have seasonal affective disorder and then help set up a way to treat it that will work best for you.

you

if

For more information about SAD the National Mental Health at website Association’s

visit

www.nmha.org.

able to help cheer you up.

Chicopee Ski Club opening soon By

Sure Chicopee

BRYAN MARTIN

It’s December and the excitement of skiing and snowboarding

is in

the

It’s

air.

that

time of year again and

weather is getting colder, Christmas holidays are approaching, egg nog is being served and 2004 is just around the corner. That also means Chicopee Ski Club will be blowing snow and preparing to open for another sea-

the

Chicopee has taken great strides over the years in making the hill a better place to ski and snowboard. In the past they have expanded side,

Bowl hill on the far right made the snowboard park

much

better

the Apple

by adding rails and a as adding a new

Beginner Centre, a

hill

and have a drink. They have also added a carpet on the Beginner Centre. The carpet helps beginner skiers and snowboarders

(Photo by Bryan Martin)

to

lifts

Nov. 20

get up the

use a

hill

chairlift.

without having to

out

and continues to make changes to keep the hill progress-

business.

the years

“I

remember years ago

cover the

hills

with

made snow. With

it

to

man-

the

new

system, after a couple of

snow you already have a good

days

when

they generate a

of their

lot

their snow-blowago and it has year a equipment ing definitely been worth it said Gavin Soye, an employee at Chicopee. “I remember years ago it would

They upgraded

ing in the right direction.

of blowing

base.”

take so long to cover the hills with

man-made snow. With

the

new

sys-

couple of days of blowing snow you already have a pretty good base,” said Soye.

tem,

after

a

normal Chicopee season usually runs from the beginning of Christmas holidays to the end of

A

March.

Gavin Soye,

Tenderfoot.

to relax in

Snowboards and has moved

west to pursue his riding career. Chicopee hopes to open for the Christmas holidays because that’s

beside

This year is no different. Chicopee has renovated the lounge area making it a much nicer venue

is one of the best snowboarders Chicopee has produced. sponsored by United is Pitts

resident,

and enjoy the sport. Chicopee has produced many great skiers and snowboarders over

spine as well

Chicopee Ski Club were put back on the prepare for the upcoming season.

or

would take so long

son.

Chairlifts at

Whistler,

isn’t

even Blue Mountain, but it’s a local ski and snowboard club for people to come

Mount Tremblant

Chicopee employee

Prices this year are divided into a variety of categories depending on the age of the person and the

Kelly VanderBeek, a Kitchener resident,

is

the brightest rising star

on the out of Chicopee. She Canadian National Ski Team and is

hopes to go to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Dan Pitts, another Kitchener

of time they are

there.

The

amount cost loi

between 1 8 and 59 is $22 for two hours, $27 for four hours fk $34 for a full day.Ski and snowbolfu and rentals require a $200 deposit four cost $ 8 for two hours, $22 for adults

1

hours and $26 for the entire day.


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BCW wrestling By JASON SMITH

More

than 100 fans packed the

Kenneth

Hunter Recreation

E.

Centre on Nov. 19

hand lesson

to get a first-

anger manage-

in

ment.

Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer, even joined in the

scored Angel,

lun, acting as the special guest ring

100 per cent.

announcer for the night. Conestoga’s broadcasting

“Aside from the pop Jim Duggan got when he came out, I think the fans

The highlight of the night came with the entrance ol the one and

were the loudest during

dents also kept busy throughout the night, filming the event, obtaining

only

interviews, running a live

ent circuit for five years and has made his mark in the world of pro

rose to his or her leel,

stu-

pin

the

in

the

rec centre

with their special

event

live

Anger

entitled

fan

in

Duggan.

attendance shouting the

“HOOOOOOOO!”

Duggan

and

that

means a

lot,”

Young has been on

he

the

wrestling

as

legends “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jim “The Anvil” Neidharl and The

my

match.”

the independ-

wrestling. Opening

as

Ball, Romeo Adams, Hayden Avery (also known as “The Gnarly Hippie” Floyd Osbourne), The Hacker, The Mad Bomber, JT Playa, Stylin’ Bryan Silver, The Italianos, Sean Spears, C ody StecJe, Kris Chambers, Ash. Jace Fury, the beautiful and ath-

own

his

wrestling

school.

Angel and more.

letic

si

hands o

a great feeling to see

them perform,” said Young, speaking

several ringside

k

fans.

about his students

and

Management 101. The evening was

in

1

as

ehi I-

I £ reat *

the

time wrestling fan

attention

from London. “When you walk into the arena to watch a wrestling show, everything

sure.

else in the world disappears. For

Honky

those two or three hours of action

were

"$howtime” has appeared on (World Wrestling

WWE

Man

Tonk

you get lost in the fantasy world of good versus evil." Laforet was one of many fans

on hand, entertaincrowd as always. Duggan is the former two-by-four swinging star who spent many years working with

who

wrestling’s

in the ring, reality

took a

bit

away and

fades

of a road

trip to

catch

BCW event here at Conestoga. Several BCW “regulars” even

the

the

from Windsor

trip

show their work and dedication of respect

hard

the

for

to

Border

the

City roster.

“The wrestling fan

a unique

is

creature,” said Laforet. "Wrestling

about respect. That’s

is

the

all

wrestlers ask for and they

well earn

damn

every time they step in

it

Fans young and old cheered on their heroes and rooted against the villains as they were treated to a star-studded line-up that included

wrestling legends of yesteryear and the future. ”1

thought the show was great,”

said

“Showtime” Eric Young, one

(CS1)

BCW

crowd bul

“Maybe

wrestlers.

expecting

w'as

a

bigger

thought things went

I

howevfrowned upon. Although BCW may draw larger crowds at their regular shows based in Windsor, the 100-plus crowd at the rec centre is a good turnout for

The turnout

er,

WWE

biggest icon of all time, Hulk Hogan. Neidhart is the brother-in-law and former tagteam partner of Bret “The Hitman” Hart, who won several

WWE

tag

team

cannot

together as

titles

The Hart Foundation. The Honky Tonk man is a former Intercontinental Champion and is

WWE

self-proclaimed

the

Intercontinental

“greatest

Champion of

all-

time.”

WWE Light

for the event,

be

the

$15

ticket

price

members of

the audience for their

outstanding work during the match. In other action,

“Dancing" Tyson

fall

defeated Alex Shelley via pin in

match of the Hometown youngster

the opening

it’s

the

admission price.

Although many students are often broke after paying for tuition and rent. $15 isn’t too much to ask

when skill

it

comes

displayed

to

at a

the

incredible

BCW event.

Dux), El Tornado, Bobby Rude and many more gave Conestoga students

and everyone

Harley, “Suicide”

their

stars are

simply

dream and loving it.

And

to our Career Practitioner program! A

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controversially

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hard either way.

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schools.

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in

circuit.

of this talent, however,

lot

air.

said. true.”

craft in the ring.

Young has

tapings

show goes

to

dark

Dark matches Raw and

Smackdown

through the curtains and hear them it pumps me up. There’s

to all students.

BCW

A

WWE

“Showtime” has worked with many future superstars, teaching them the tricks of the trade. A few of Young’s students were on hand at Anger Management, showcasing their

that there is a lot of talent in the

Ontario indy

matches as well. occur at

cheering,

In

held

night long and proving

WWE

has wrestled in eight

and Ruffy Silverstein used under-

an event at the University of Toronto that was free

recently

all

“Showtime” Eric Young, 23, a resident of Cambridge, as well as owner and head trainer of

what many fans in attendance said was the best match of the night, “Showtime” Eric Young defeated Bobby Rude w ith a moonsault from

should have been lowered. Oliver also noted that

BCW

shining

win and a great deal of respect Kitchener crowd. the from Williams and Devine also received a standing ovation from several

Hayden Avery, of Kitchener, pinned Geza Kalman and in lag team action. Conrad Kennedy 111 (CK3)

they drew,

attendance, it was the young stars of who stole the show,

in

every second of

SLAM!

Canadians, said that if the student union is worried about the numbers

Although the legends did their job to entertain and shock the fans

living

evening.

and author of the book The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The

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trademark cradle piledriver on Williams, Lynn walked away with his

journalist as well as co-founder of

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main event match-up him and his tag-team partner. The Honky Tonk Man, against “Mr. Windsor” A and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. his

in

the

television three times over the past couple months, and he

that pitted

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an indy performance. Greg Oliver, a popular wrestling

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Heavyweight Champion and ECW Championship (Extreme Wrestling) World Heavyweight Champion, was also on hand for the event. Lynn was a part of one of the best matches of the night, as he took on Petey Williams and “Hot $hot” Johnny Devine in an amaz-

the

really well.”

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Jerry Lynn, a former

the ring.”

of the

have gained him a lot of and worldwide expo-

skills

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like those of his fellow indy workers. He is one of lucky ones though. His

long-

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for Young, his dreams eontinue just

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federation

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Young. Above, A-1 applies a knee the back of the

to

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from Sinn and

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titles

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ORMSTON

As

the chilly winter days rapidapproach and the school days seem to drag on and on, many students dream about taking a vacation. Luckily, Christmas holidays and study week will be here soon. With dozens of destinations it is difficult to choose a location. But for those of you looking for fun, short travel times and countless options of how to spend your days and nights, one city stands out as

The rumours

New

qirarters

leled el

traffic is so

it

sightings.

must

view of the

should trav-

The critically acclaimed musiThe Producers has been run-

ning for a couple of years and is still selling out: this musical has

won

the

history,

most Tony Awards including

best

in

musical

and best original score.

Although

The

most

Conestoga

College students probably think they are too old for toy stores, no trip to

New York would

be com-

FAO

Schwarz, “the world of toys.” This world-famous store houses an unimaginable quantity of toys. As the company’s motto

a pop-

ular tourist attraction throughout

holiday season.

you are lucky enough to be in New York on Dec. 3, make a trip

states,

If

it

is

really the ultimate toy

store!

FAO Schwarz

to the Rockefeller

Center to see the legendary annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. More than 25,000 lights will adorn this sixstorey tree; it will remain lit until

(Photos by Jennifer Ormston)

The seals

at

New York’s

Below, the Rockettes is

conveniently

Central Park

still

on Fifth Avenue across from one of the entrances into area,

Central Park. Finally, a visit to Central Park

an unforgettable New York experience. Here you can leave the hustle and bustle of the city

People can skate beneath the rows of flags that hang around the Rockefeller Center’s famous ice rink from October to April. Although skaters may have to wait in a long line for rink time, it is quite an experience to skate

is

behind as you stroll through paved paths or sit on one of many benches and watch the people go by.

below the renowned Rockefeller Christmas tree. Radio City Music Hall is a historic New York landmark within walking distance from the Rockefeller Center. Here the legendary Rockettes

One of the most exciting aspects of this world-famous park is it is the home of the Central Park Zoo. Approximately one million people visit the zoo annually to see

polar bears,

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: think

it

is

monkeys and even

penguins. Animal feeding times

too early

in

(Internet photo)

Procrastination

the semester to deal with procrastination, or are

just procrastinating?

Avoiding or putting off work which needs to be done can come in many forms. Some students ignore a certain task, hoping it will go away. Some underestimate

how much work

actually involved

in an assignment. Some see other activities vacuuming your room instead of beginning to read that An extra ten minutes of TV can eventually become the whole evening. Sometimes, students get “stuck” on one part of their project and don't move on from there. is

as taking priority, textbook chapter.

like

To overcome

procrastination, you first need to recognize what avoidance technique you employ and whether you want to change it. Then you can try helpful approaches.

An

some

essential element in dealing with procrastination is managing your time and planning. Effective planning is a key to achieving goals. Divide larger tasks into smaller steps which will seem more manageable. Set a deadline for each step Take breaks and build in rewards. Work with a friend. Be reasonable and realistic with your goals; perfectionism can get in the way. For further assistance don’t procrastinate! Talk to a counsellor.

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Services

Zoo draw almost one

million

dazzle audiences at Radio City Music

located in a high traffic tourist

Jan. 6.

you

city

the 86-floor elevator ride to the

cal

the year, but especially during the

You may

of a century.

plete without a stop off at is

www.nyctourist.com.

of Broadway’s hit shows.

do.

The Rockefeller Center

to

Theatre lovers will feel like they

choices are endless, but there are some things every first-time visitor to the city

Hotel for either a 20- or 50minute ride. Although the cost is pricey, ranging from $34 to $54

are in paradise if they attend one

can

true;

celebrity

sible

For travellers on a romantic getaway, a popular way to see the park is from a horse-drawn car-

US, it is truly a classic New York moment. For more information on planning your New York vacation go

hire a carriage

front of the legendary Plaza

lights.

however, the excitement of the “city that doesn’t sleep” makes it a place well worth visiting, even if only for a weekend getaway. New York has much more to offer than fabulous shopping, scrumptious restaurants and posall

in

During the holiday season this view is especially spectacular as New York is lit up with Christmas

take 15 minutes tp drive a block are

riage ride.

State Building.

York.

congested

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and performances are popular, especially the seal show.

observatory level of the Empire

smells bad, sirens constantly blast

and

the Big Apple

Tourists looking for an unparal-

Big Apple

the

trip to

perform their precision dance routine over the Christmas season. Known as one of the most famous dance companies in the world, the Rockettes have been amazing audiences at the hall for three

ly

the ideal place to go:

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into the CSI office, list your short childs age and gender as well as a of suggestions for what your child

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might want for Christmas. A Christmas tag will be hung on the tree for them purchased, the Christmas tag and gift are returned to distribution for office CSI the to the students,

and when the

gift

is


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flirtation or

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freedoms for

beliefs or

status.

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please others. But don't get so

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close to associates that

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The king of porn came to Canada to host the seventh annual Exotic Entertainment Awards at The Manor in Guelph, Nov. 14. Ron Jeremy performed his comedy act for a packed house and took time to pose for pictures and sign posters, shirts and an array of

body

parts.

“I always have a great time in Canada,” said Jeremy. Canadian women are more natu-

often change your course of

action as

abilities.

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own

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night with the porn king

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others at this time.

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out: friends

excessive demands.

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that path that is famil-

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how

is

good time

a

to

show

conventional you can be.

Your public image and

status

with friends or in the community are of great concern to

you now.

June 22

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Aquarius

July 22

You're expecting things to

come Be careful not to give up away when they don't. You're

January 20 February 18

"I

don’t see as

much

silicone

Jeremy has performed

in

Luck

isn't

draw

into yourself. It’s time to

shrug off your current lack of focus.

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selfish.

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magazine.

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originally

known

for his

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women

said he

is

are

one of the most

successful and well-known porn

he had gotten more breaks doing

“I’m kind of happy with the way worked out. I kind of like the choices I’ve made.” Look for Jeremy in a new reality

things have

JV

show called The Surreal Live coming out in January.

that is

II

He has to live in a house for 10 days with other celebrities ranging from Vanilla Ice to Tammy Faye

natural.”

porn king

Messner

Tammy

(a.k.a.

Faye

Bakker).

Jeremy and

his girlfriend are

OK

with the thought of being emotionally

cally

monogamous and

physi-

non-monogamous.

been together for so many years loves each other to

that has

pieces, but they find the sex

becomes

Jeremy does not want

remembered rather for his

autopilot.”

He said working in the sex industry does not devalue sex with a woman he cares about.

for

be

to

porn,

his

comedy

want people

“I’d

Some day Jeremy

in theatre.

He never would have done porn if

theatre off-Broadway, he said.

Ron Jeremy,

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see ^ answers an d try

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sent a

Playgirl

is

you'll regret

in

in California.

more

-

right

feeling a desire to escape, to with-

to

woman

"It’s been tough. The business took its toll on our relationship, as well as always travelling”, he said.

got into the adult entertain-

his girlfriend at the time

and a child.” If he had the chance to do things over again, Jeremy would do more

currently in a four-

is

year relationship with a

back

dream about being normal, down and having a wife

“I

settling

regular films.

Jeremy

and

anything

on your side just now.

Don't get embroiled

“The average guy gets lucky,” he

than 1,600 adult films and directed more than 100 of them.

nude picture of him

can find one

said.

saline.”

He

that they

“Canadian

boy-next-door looks. “Now Em the overweight pizzadelivery-boy-next-door,” he said. Jeremy was once a special edu-

too easily.

them hope as well.

he said.

ral,

ment industry 25 years ago when

Cancer

because when men see him with beautiful women it gives stars

but

acts.

‘He was

to say,

an entertainer. People got a kick out of him'”

Jeremy

is

a smart, friendly and

down-to-earth guy. “I have lived life pretty

my own

much on

terms. I’ve had fun, didn't

hurt anybody, did what

does see himself getting married and leaving

and even

the industry.

along the way.”'

do, didn't step on too tried to help

I

wanted

many

my

to

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friends

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Compromise

brings happiness.

Everyone wants to be admired. Others embellish the truth, but what's necessary and real will prevail. tered,

upset

Illusions

will

be

shat-

enemies revealed. Don't be if

things don't turn out as

planned.

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vulnerable to the sug-

gestions of others. Stop

it! Fear of competition and growth will only delay desired outcomes.

is

studying for exams and finup big assignments just isn’t keeping you busy enough, If

ishing

you might want to check out the website www.bored.com.

Bored.com, which boasts the slogan “when you have nothing better to do,” contains more than 100 links to websites that are guaranteed to keep boredom at bay for hours on end - totally free

a third-

year journalism student

who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards

of charge.

Entertainment fanatics will find links to sites that allow

them to read movie reviews, watch full concert videos of some of today’s hottest acts

just for kicks.

radio

and

listen to classic-

shows such

as

Abbot and

plethora of cjuotes, jokes, pick-up lines, last

bumper

stickers

words. There

is

and famous

also a site that

thing. This to the

is only the beginning fun that can be had while on

the website.

Bored.com is not only a domain games, quizzes, jokes and

for

music;

it

also offers an interesting

has

many answers to the age-old question: why did the chicken

history of fads from 1920 onward,

cross the road?

paper money and analyses the meanings of dreams. There are also answers to questions such as

Virtual playtime

is

never-ending

on the website, where you can create your own rock band and listen to it play, or put on your own fireworks display. Online

games seem

to be

infinite,

with

one of the most interesting being a "pop-the-bubble wrap" game. You can also have a conversation

w ith

a virtual robot or figure out

if

your phone number spells any-

teaches creative ways of folding

how

chocolate

is

made and what

makes a toilet work. The next time you're twiddling your thumbs and wondering what bored.com might be worthy a good way to pass the time, and you just might end up learning something while to do,

of a

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having fun.


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Students don’t have time to read bestsellers By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

Half of students questioned

random survey busy time for community. awards, prestigious Several including the Governor General Late autumn

is

a

they read

at the

in a

school said

between two and

six

Lord of the Rings movie

is

want

"I

to read the

book and

hours a week.

tried lots

first-year journalism student.

Literary Award, the Giller Prize

The majority said time restraints keep them from reading more. Reading would be a way to

Man Booker

Prize,

were

granted to worthy authors. The Governor General Literary

Award for Canadian authors was announced on Nov. 12. Douglas Glover beat Margaret Atwood for this coveted honour with his book, Elle, in the English-language

catego-

fiction

management

like

studies student.

usually

"I

do read

General.

A Toronto

novelist

was

the

recipient of the Giller Prize for

Canadian novel or short story on Nov. 4. M.G. Vassanji, now a two-time winner of the eminent 10-year-old

the best

award,

won

for his novel,

The

In-

Between World of Vikram Lull. Australian author D.B.C Pierre was awarded the celebrated Man Booker Prize for Vernon God Little.

Full-length

novel

Commonwealth Ireland

citizens

compete

by

Republic of

are

eligible

to

December and work,

is

media attention

currently receiving,

it

no

Time

is

a

definitely

problem,

said Phaedra McIntosh, 25.

I

get pretty

when

want,

For

at a library

so

much whatever book I

want

I

it."

this third-year business

agement student, there

is

manno

just

time to read them. However, time is not holding

all

Conestoga College students back from reading. One student admitted he spends no time reading books recreationally,

although e does like sports

magazines and Maxim. "If

I

did have

more time

bly wouldn't devote said

it

I

proba-

to reading,"

Kevin Way, 21, a second-year

police foundations student.

Although students enjoy a wide range of books, not one of them had read any of the books on the national bestsellers all-time best

list.

book

is

Lord of

the Rings, said McIntosh. "It's

a

complex

story with lots of

she said. "You really get

interesting to look at what, or

detail,"

if.

Conestoga College students are

into the book."

4

is

said the

is

Bors'

have always liked it because simple stories told in a simple way," he said. "I think it's a well"1

1

told story."

Other students prefer

noil-fic-

tional stories.

is

reading.

there

time to read."

The

for this prize.

In light of the literature

or

written

with

but

school, a Fiance, a baby due in

it,"

Mockingbird

favourite book.

"My mother works

by the Canada Council of the Arts and presented by the Governor

Kill a

spend free time if there was any, said Chris Malz, 23, a third-year

ry.

This distinguished award, which is more than 60 years old, is given

lazy to get through

To

I've

of times, but I'm far too

those in the literary

and the

a lot

easier than reading the book.

For Mike Bors, 18, watching the

Ashley Carr, 20, owns several books on drug addictions she wants to read. "I am a drug addiction counselor so I hear a bout a lot of books at my job," said the second-year police foundations student.

She also enjoys biographies. It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong is one of her favourites. Although the majority of students questioned do no spend much time reading books, they do look at newspapers and magazines.

On

average,

the

students

sur-

veyed read three or four newspapers per week. Every student said they read the Record and many also read the National Post.

The majority of students also one or two magazines

read

monthly, with” their selection ranging from fashion magazines

and vogue and sports magazines like Fitness and Shape to male magazines like Maxim. like

Elle

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Many book awards, including the Governor General Literary Award, the Giller Prize and the Booker Prize, have been granted.


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By JAMES CLARK

The Cons energetic

Kitchener-Waterloo has been a

Canadian music fans lhanks to five shows that were held at different venues throughout the area in November. The Weakerthans show at the Starlight on Nov. 6 was the first of

mecca

for

a string of concerts that featured

The Constantines, Usher and

Sam

Pilate,

David

Roberts.

which was recently opened on King Street in Waterloo, was home to both The The and Weakerthans Constantines. The Weakerthans, formed in 1997 in Winnipeg, Man.,

The

Starlight Club,

fans

are

live

known

third-year

awed by the show. “It was 10 times better than thought it would be,” proclaimed

around the midway point because

Hutchinson after the show. The excitement continued for

like Moist,” said

music fans on Nov. 21 as Torontoband Pilate visited the University

not have the

of Waterloo. The band’s

watch.

he thought

I

first

sin-

are touring in support of their third

album

Site

gave

Adam

who

unsigned band

Kasper,

Foo Fighters

has worked with the

and Queens of the Stoneage, mixed the album. The disc was album of the week on www.virginmegamsame site the agazine.com,

declared every song on the disk a "little gem waiting to be discov-

justification title

released

in

the

Sub-Pop records.

the

with a concert that was

also at Element.

Roberts burst onto the music in the summer of 2001 with

scene

best

six-song

the

disc

the

Inhuman

Roberts followed up

Condition.

Pilate earned at

with the album

We Were

Born

In a

mer.

played Nov. 21.

which was United Stales on

Roberts rounded out blitz

sold-out.

album released in 2001 on the Canadian label Three-Gut Records was nominated for a Juno Award under the best alternative album category. The band was at The a Light,

Jackman. Usher and his band did

break came when more than 400,000 fans watched him grace

good show,”

supporting their latest

Sam music

2002

played the The same venue on Nov. 15 to an energetic crowd. The group came to Waterloo riding a wave of good fortune. Their self-titled debut

Starlight

said

North by Northeast was held in Toronto. Lead singer Todd Clark was seen wandering the crowd before the show and said he was impressed when he heard that the show was the

“This looks like

album Shine

the

to

was boring. it would be more

it

same stage presence made Moist so enjoyable to

that

Flame (Universal)

Festival that

ered.”

Constantines

He

Into

Reconstruction

it

the stage at the cert held in

in

2003. His big

SARS

benefit con-

Toronto over the sum-

more even was show at Elements. entire set he had the crowd

Roberts

could be a

enthralling in his

said Clark.

been on tour for a nummonths supporting the album. While on tour the group opened for David Usher, who also

For the

Pilate has

ber

palm of his hand. When the crowd wasn’t singing along with Roberts’ catchy lyrics they were watching his band break out into a jam session filled with power

(Internet photojk

in the

of

Usher played at the Element to disc new his promote (Capitol/EMI Hallucinations

Roberts have been pleasing audiences with since they broke onto the Canadian music scene

Sam

Canadian

of the Canadian music scene over the past decade with his former

because each show was amazing

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band Moist. Usher left the group to start a solo career, and has met with

area have had five excellent opportunities to see great

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in is

in the

their live in

is

interested

www.maplemusic.com. The has

an

Sam

Canadian bands, some of which are

acts.

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show

2001 with the

album The Inhuman Condition. The next chance to catch Roberts is in Burlington at Higher Ground, Dec. 6.

chords and heavy beats. It would be hard to say who put on the best show out of the five acts

He

K-W

thought

“I just

Your Hideout, from the band’s debut album Caught by the Window (MapleMusic Recordings) drew the largest reaction from the capacity crowd. The performance

(Epitaph 2003).

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Morning went platinum and won Usher a Juno Award. Rob Jackman, a first-year woodworking student at Conestoga College, went to the show but left

mechanical engineering student at the University of Waterloo, was

gle,

in

2003

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were not disappointed. a

music fans

for

1,

success. His last record,

for their

performances and

Dave Hutchinson,

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Sports

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Baseball fans should be HEUCHERT

By JEFF

He becomes only Canadian

For

the complaining Canadian

all

baseball

Major League

He

given annually to the best pitcher. pitcher

received 28 first-place votes and votes,

closer,

pitching

game,

native

statistically

had one of dominating

is

Gagne’s

win

Major League

not winning a

saves,

in

Gagne to

is

much recogniGagne has proven

possible.

Also Toronto Blue Jay’s pitcher Roy Halladay won the American League Cy Young Award. Halladay won the award in a landslide, after receiving 26 first-place votes and two second-place totalling 136

relief batting

average allowed, and runners per

reliever

but Eric

anything

nine innings.

winning.

sons.

tion,

League

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Halladay also won the Players Choice and The Sporting News Award as the league’s most out-

Not many Canadian-born base-

per nine innings, and led the Major

the fact that he’s the

1998.

ball players receive

a

became the first save more than 50

points.

Chicago

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took off after

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He

standing pitcher.

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Halladay was brought up through Blue Jays farm system, and

in April, but

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the

game

for more than three months, winning 15 straight decisions, just one short of a league record set in

1912.

He

games

received his

with five complete-game wins in his last six starts.

Remarkably, Halladay represents the fourth Blue Jay’s pitcher to

win

in

1998.

two seasons, Halladay was sent back to the minor leagues to work on his

months of

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start

first

After a terrible

pitched four complete

in the first five

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Let Ihe countdown begin.

As

rumours blow through

trade

than Hurricane only a matter of time faster

*aptorland -laze I,

is

it

team is blown up. The Raptors, who were 6-7

before this

Nov. 24, have

as ol

times this season

high

a

like

looked

at

school

team

learning to shoot hoops. settling for the

They have been

>ad jump shot more olten than not, the .md have shot 38 per cent from field.

are second last in .the

They

ahead

league,

Denvei

the

ol

Nuggets.

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With a record ol 1-3, the Raps have looked downright bad on the road, including scoring a measly 36 points against Minnesota and 60 in Washington. The time has come for

Grunwald inside

and

blow

to

this

9

Trevor lot

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WATCHING THE CLOCK

out.

trade

The biggest

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to hit

Toronto has the disgruntled Jalen Rose coming to Toronto, along

Management

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out this time Every wish there was more hours in a day? Check every minute. that will help you make the most of your

management

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and seconds. Waste those of your life. So how do you focus and and reality is you're wasting the precious currency million things to do? organize your days when you've got a Time breaks down

minutes into months, weeks, days, hours,

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at a time.

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14 points per also :ame through Nov. 24. He is and assists lour to close lose has averaged

If

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rebounds a game. Last year.

he can get joints, and has proved the ball in the hoop. has Davis is a veteran player who career stats. But he has

Canada in seem

trade w'ould

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the past, and a to benefit

both

Jerome Williams, the JunkYard heart and Dost, has been Toronto's soul.

Williams

always-excited

to the brings a love of basketball

game. He would be now missed by all Toronto fans, but

first

Know your peak times.

need ready before you being the

parties greatly.

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court every

is

while his the time to trade him,

value

is

high.

who was drafted by the overRaptors in the first round (21 averaged all) in 2000, has only Peterson,

1

points a

game

for his career.

He

second man in the offence, but has never really found

was

to be the

his stroke.

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