Porn king comes to Guelph
Victims of massacre remembered Activities will
of the Dec. 6 shooting in Montreal.
with legendary porn
Ron Jeremy at The Manor.
Big Apple has many great shopping opportunities and popular landmarks.
Conestoga College, Kitchener
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
assaulted a security guard at the
work time should
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
The a m.
students have to go out alone and are
assault occurred around 3 while the security guard
early childhood education build-
chief of Conestoga security in
himself the attackers eventually stopped and ran away.
security guard described the male suspects as having blond
hair and in their early 20s.
stood about five foot six while the said to be about five
Waterloo regional police responded bringing a K-9 unit to help
but suspects they
have been attempting to break into a building and were caught in
have a good description of the suspects.
The guard was pushed and punched by the individuals.
Hunter said the motives are
aware of the serious nature of the assault.
He remains confident police are following up any leads as they
fronting the guard and assaulting
Hunter said he doesn’t anticipate similar problems but wanted the college community to be
Two people were hiding
out to their cars.”
provide an escort out to their cars.”
“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
sure police have suspects
are active in this area,” said
Security personnel at Conestoga are unarmed because they do not want to get involved
dents can take that provide better
However, they are willing
intercede in disputes. “Security is a service provider.” said Hunter. “Assaults like this
suggested parking in wellareas or near buildings if pos-
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.
are not a
(Photo by Kate Battler]
said security personal lack
training and qualifications needed for carrying pepper spray
Bobby Rude uses the ropes
or other similar devices.
Eric Young's air supply.
College concerned about impact from By
than anything,” Mullan said.
Conestoga and other Ontario
government follows through with its promise to freeze tuition next
However, Kevin Mullan, vicepresident of finance and student
Mary Anne Chambers
announced Nov. 17 she was committed to her pre-election platform to cut costs for students.
would be implemented
Fees would not increase next September or the fol-
sendees, said he has some concerns if
the plan proceeds.
next year based on the two per cent increase
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
everything on the Web,” he said,
increase next September or the folleges and universities could face a
that they get
adding they will spend about SI
million to do
schools as well as universities.
Part of the venture involves put-
marks online. And they have already introduced an online sign up for
Although college and university are worried about the financial impact the tuition freeze
continuing education programs.
many would have, are welcoming it.
Tibbits said the tuition freeze
should be the same
warranted more for university pro-
every year." said
grams and added the S 1,800
police foundations student.
Jerry Walker, a third-year market-
not too bad.
“Colleges are already improperly funded,” he said.
a success By
seasonal job fair
a big success.
Students, employers and organizers
satisfied with the
the event turned out.
"We’re definitely going again."
Free said that a don't
(Photo by Rebecca L earn)
Conestoga students collected job information from an employer at the first annual part-time and seasonal job fair.
to give his
name, said it was a would come again
small but he
he was look-
a chance for is
dents also said they enjoyed the
An employer from Arvato
they are hiring students for
time. part-time and seasonal.
ing for a job.
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
for the event but
was a good would come again as
Pantorama. Kitchener Public
Library, and other stores
Fain iew Park Mall.
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
areas of study, such as business or
— SPOKE, December
Far from By JENNIFER
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-
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
the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, going hopte is not a possibility. “If I could go home 1 would," said accounting student Lili Chen,
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
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
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
she said, adding she will hopefully go home during the
New By TIM
wheels for a vehicle
including surrounding themselves with other students who can t go
Also, residence might be holding another dinner during the
They held one
the remaining students could get together and have a Christmas feast just like they
would with home.
also important for the stu-
dents to keep in touch with thenfamily. By using e-mail, the teleor any other instant phone,
message programs they can do
(Photo by James Clark)
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
made out of pop with wheels made out of built a cart
records, to transport a
one metre in less than 10 seconds,’ said 19-year-old
team member Dan
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
by screwing pieces
along the sides. “There are a lot of elastics hold-
to the right loca-
Most groups got their carts to more than six metres, but
the carts operating for
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
four, full two-litre
By DESIREE FINHERT
the distance in eight seconds.
flimsy the first time
Con-ed courses canned
you are thinking about
their timer circuits failed, or
bottles, for a class project.
ness students can do
students have used the vinyls
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
idence for the holidays as a negative experience. Moody Wang’enyi, a marketing
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
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
Most con-ed courses need
of 10 students to run. Opera, what’s all the singing about, was
cancelled because only five people Oldfield said people will call her
days after the class was
cancelled saying, “I want to sign up for that course and I know four
"I have to
back up? them no, because,
already contacted the instructor. Oldfield must also cancel the
room booking and
them will not run. She said process is often more
registered students to inform that the class
“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
“Maybe it was too expenMaybe the date was too
early, or late?
and make changes for
The co-ordinator must balance
supply cost and change the description to explain that this design can be used all season,” said Burton.
was just a
going to run her less
an interest, but
student registration fees. If too few students register there will teacher.
try to stay current
what they would e-mail
like to see
with their ideas.”
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
a pillow top or a quilt.
then the students pick
handed so that she left handed stu-
could better teach dents the
classes, like glass blowing, will run with only one or two students registered, it
magazines, shopping and television. I ask students in every class
what people want?” said Burton.
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
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
they gain interest again.
Only four people registered for Richards’ class, but she hopes it will run again in the winter term.
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
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
since the ’80s, with a full class in
take her courses,” said
ran, for the first
designer Terrie Burton’s courses often only break-even. “But because she has such a loyal following there are a lot of students Floral
also the crochet instructor at the
of a headache. The phrase
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
didn't run at
Oldfield said the college runs the blowing course every semes-
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
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—777 — activities By BRANDI
make up 86 per
of sexual 54 per cent of those women under the age of 18. In 2000, 28,633 women were victims of spousal violence.
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
Since 1991 Dec. 6 has been the National Day of Remembrance and
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-
in Canada. violence against continues to be a signifi-
problem in this country. According to Status ot Women Canada, 5 per cent of Canadian women have been victims of
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.
their relevance in regards
On Dec. 4 and 5, they will be giving out rose buttons in exchange
The winners will be notified on Jan. 16, 2004 and entries will be
Massacre, including a writing contest, poster sale, guest speaker and
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
assault victims, with
Fourteen years ago,
the group has
said the posters
posters will be donated to
ing our students.”
of the proceeds will also go towards funding a guest speaker in
The Women’s Resource Group worked with the CSI to bring her to
victim of the 1980s balcony
shelters in the area.
Jane an important view the school. He said, “This unique
sion of the graphic design program, they decided to give them away in
exchange for a donation. money from the buttons
rapes. Ethan Miller,
were a big hit. “We had a number of inquiries whether people could buy them, she said. With the permis-
— 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
speaker, Jane Doe,
taken on is giving away posters. About two years ago, the group
groups in the school that convey our message. It makes our message
stronger,” he said.
Writing contest has anti-violence By CARLA
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
Montreal on Dec.
women's resource group, writing contest
not just to help
to get the stu-
dents involved in helping to pre-
"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
12 point font
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
students to read
from other students.” she hope the writing contest
attention to this serious issue.”
must be submitted by
Friday, Dec. 5, either online or in
more information go
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
Joan Magazine, a counsellor the college and a
will be picked
issue of violence against
the impact their piece has on the
(Photo by Carta Kowatyk)
Violence against to help
spread the word
a serious issue. Conestoga College’s
Women's Resource Group
student body through a writing contest.
CORRECTIONS The Nov. disqualify
Spoke CSI had to
17 edition of
incorrectly said the
ning for the board of governors.
on low of Chantelle Timperley and Jon YanelY were spelled incorrectly. Spoke apologizes for the errors. In
Ccroi Setc. d etificn
SOMEONE YOU KNOW. CALL -800-BANTING 1
by Darren Smith)
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.
to turn to. Call the
regrets the error. (Photo
Canadian Dt A Dirts ASSOCIATION
— SPOKE, December
Should they strike? On
Dec. 10, support
staff at Ontario
hold a strike vote. Although this vote does not
does bring them one step closer
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
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
Michael Jackson's next album
a program or
So why has
to a strike
support staff and manIn an earlier meeting between latest offer agement, the union rejected managements
by 95 per cent.
increase offer included a three per cent
Canada needs answers Canada
Management walked away from the table after only far apart to conthree days of talk, saying they were too
people from other cultures are
welcomed, and treated equally. Canadian citizens are frequently
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
However, management does not agree with
because they believe provide students with in
mandate is to employment and work experience part of the college
have been without a contract are looking for changes in wages they since Aug. 31 and and benefits. College support
But a strike
the last thing students need. to
function without them.
at the airport,
they suspected he
Arar spent more than a year
he was tortured almost daily. Fortunately, on Oct. 5, Arar was
and returned to
But even though Arar
be the ones paying
374 days in Syria, this case not over. The fact that he was
more of an
effort to stop
an Oct. 23
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
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
on cbc.ca, Arar was sent to Syria
Prime Minister Jean Chretien
but Canadian offi-
were not informed
is an outrage. Arar is a Canadian citizen. But U.S. Attorney-General
was singled out
on Oct. 7 or is
Tim Harper, Ashcroft
were assured he would not be
Syrian prison, where he said
been prevented. Or the Canadian government could have made
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-
This behaviour cannot be tolerated. And this situation could have
deported to Syria in the
the meantime, students
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
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
airport last September.
was never any proof
However, Maher Arar was not treated with any respect while he made a stopover in a New York In fact,
produce any evi-
dence linking Arar
treated with respect while travel-
istration did not
often described as a
cultural mosaic, a place
per year, for three years.
In the Nov. 21 Toronto Star article, a
Syrian official said Arar was
released because the Bush admin-
be a public inquiry.
In a Nov. 5 article
Washington should take blame, and refused to
inquiry. If the U.S.
everything, then inquiry
to hide? It’s
not hold an
time to find out.
Spoke Letters are
Is published and produced weekly by the journalism
students of Conestoga College
Sandham Spoke Online
letters to the
should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be
Advertising Manager: Jason Noe Production Managers: Kate VandeVen, Jeff Morley, Nick
James Doyle Lesley Leachman
Photo Editors: Brandi Stevenson, Rebecca Learn
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Faculty Adviser: Christina Jonas
4M4. Spoke’s address is 299 Doon Valley Dr., Room 4B14, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 748-3534 Fax: 3694 3693, 3692, Phone: 748-5220, ext. 3691 E-mail: spoke @conestogac. on. ca
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of Conestoga The views and opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the views paid for the space, Spoke shall not be liable for any damages arising out of errors in advertising beyond the amount e written or typed; a MS Word file would to the editor are subject to acceptance or rejection and should be clearly
must not contain any
SPOKE, spo December
PASS program By
with learning disabilities had an advantage when they came to school in
September because they had parin Conestoga College’s
with a total of 16 students who have specific learning disabilities and were accepted into a program at the
on the strategies for student success course, offered a course tred
credit to those involved. to give the students
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
ment received funding from
Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities to cover the cost of residence, a teacher and other
learned about the various student services around the school and
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
anxiety starting in
liked getting to
new friends,” who asked not to
also asked not to be personal reasons.
how who for
as the conquest.
he best video,
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
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
do presentations.” At times, it is tough for
dent with a learning disability to all the course requirements. Alternatives can be found
such as talking and asking to see if the presentation can be videothis
taped instead. Stiddaa vfctknat, n
why we have
If a student
lege where public speaking
by prothe proper
has trouble reading.
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“If that happens, then the student can use cue cards for public speaking and practise with us at
Having the assessment done prior to the start of school
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.
Disabled students get help
DAWN HASSON the right to equal protection
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.
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 with learning disabili-
Contest Criteria: Women's Resource Group
Conestoga College in remembrance of the 1989 at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal.
died on Dec. 6th,
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
$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.
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
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
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
person has a
processing learning disability, then
a personal reader.
employer and ask
plugged into the workplace’s main15
“guarantees persons with disabil-
designed for those
think in pictures rather than
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
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
time before deciding to disclose
Information: See www.conestogac.on.ca/~pstadden/wcontest.html
Conestoga College has a wide
and provincial legislation a person does not have to disclose any information about a
Matjanec. “There are a number of
Friday, Dec. 5th, 2003. Sponsored by the
have to work harder than the
goals and to understand their tasks
have yet to see an employer has gone bankrupt because of
bmit to: It *htries may be submitted online
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to the teacher
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
“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.
was the case with one student Mainland helped. “He used to be terrified of readhis
— Page 5
really closely with the students,” said Mainland.
services can deal with
then they can
services to listen to their reading material on an audio computer. I
The students also watched videos, listened to guest speakers
the same,” said
Mainland. "No one in the classroom.”
for personal reasons.
a couple of
said the student,
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
re in for.
RECOGNIZE THE SIGNS OF STROKE
to survive,” said the student,
staff for that
The program, which was cen-
rhe Post-secondary Accommodations, Supports and Strategies program ran in July,
However, the program will need more funding for next year. Because the olfice is already busy, the heavy workload involved in the program was a bit overwhelm-
from disability sendees in room 2A1 13. It is open eveiy week day until 7 p.m. lab
classic jewelry always in style
Woman’s By TIM
the passion of a
designing accessories for nearly a
into her lap. “I
decade. A self-taught
Merwart has been designing jewelry since 1994, and established her business Take to the Sky in 2000. She said jewelry design just fell
and casual occasions.
be able to wear
for a long time, without
becoming dated or out of she said.
was a bead store across the from my residence. One day
bracelets and earrings for formal
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
use the best possible materials can find,” she said.
Merwart uses semi-precious handmade glass beads, Czech and Austrian crystal, and sil-
bride,” she said.
She said she thinks of her work
an art rather than a craft. “I
people can look at my work and find a piece that really speaks to
ver and gold plated beads in her
Her online at
do custom design work, and I also make jewelry for wedding parties, as well as beaded headbands and jewelry for the “I love to
(Photos by Tim Murphy) pieces from the Eryn
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— SPOKE, December
Does By JENNIFER It
Your you cry
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
to the National
Health Association's website, SAD sunlight from is caused by a lack of dark short, dull days and long,
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
a low-fat diet and avoid excessive protein, sweets and carbohydrates.
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
fatigue to set
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
late fall to early winter. It
only a week
or so, or
Association Caffeine from coffee, tea, pop and chocolate should also be eliminated. Vitamins with magnesium, B complex and minerals may be helpful. is
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
light as possible gets
include depression, lack of energy, anxiety, irritability, loss of interest
the lights on
in sex, overeating,
weight gain and
team of Canadian researchers the University of Toronto is
to brighten the
of the person. This system is still being tested and, if it proves successful, should be available as a simple method of
way to let light into your are large lights that They house. emit power of 10,000 watts; the
a person can
before he awakens. The bedroom is flooded with artificial rays of sunlight and the sleeper awakens full of energy light
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
One is to pay attention to your moods and energy levels. If you feel like your moods or energy begin to sink, take action.
side for a
if it is still light
Also, try turning on
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
treatment in the near future. Simulated sunlight is also recommended. Using a computer and a
National Mental Health
changes in the brain s chemistry, specifically in the pineal gland. The melatonin, the
where serotonin and hormones that help
A person should follow
The disorder can
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
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
front of these lights
Treatments include diet, exercise, managelight therapy and stress
website, the light users should
work to prevent or treat this disorthe Cander. The study is called
combination of treatments that will
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?
the lights in
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.
never isolate yourself from other people. This is a time when you need company and other people
your house early so you don notice
getting dark outside. Stay
you feel the blahs setwhich may help keep you
oy jen nuvvuen/
help students cope with
The most important thing you to remember is if you think you
SAD see a doctor. Never
you have seasonal affective disorder and then help set up a way to treat it that will work best for you.
For more information about SAD the National Mental Health at website Association’s
able to help cheer you up.
Chicopee Ski Club opening soon By
It’s December and the excitement of skiing and snowboarding
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-
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
by adding rails and a as adding a new
Beginner Centre, a
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)
get up the
without having to
and continues to make changes to keep the hill progress-
remember years ago
made snow. With
system, after a couple of
snow you already have a good
they generate a
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
ing in the right direction.
take so long to cover the hills with
man-made snow. With
couple of days of blowing snow you already have a pretty good base,” said Soye.
normal Chicopee season usually runs from the beginning of Christmas holidays to the end of
to relax in
Snowboards and has moved
west to pursue his riding career. Chicopee hopes to open for the Christmas holidays because that’s
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
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.
would take so long
even Blue Mountain, but it’s a local ski and snowboard club for people to come
Prices this year are divided into a variety of categories depending on the age of the person and the
Kelly VanderBeek, a Kitchener resident,
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
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
hours and $26 for the entire day.
BCW wrestling By JASON SMITH
than 100 fans packed the
Centre on Nov. 19
to get a first-
Jody Andruszkiewicz, CSI events programmer, even joined in the
lun, acting as the special guest ring
100 per cent.
announcer for the night. Conestoga’s broadcasting
“Aside from the pop Jim Duggan got when he came out, I think the fans
The highlight of the night came with the entrance ol the one and
were the loudest during
dents also kept busy throughout the night, filming the event, obtaining
interviews, running a live
ent circuit for five years and has made his mark in the world of pro
rose to his or her leel,
with their special
attendance shouting the
Young has been on
legends “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan, Jim “The Anvil” Neidharl and The
Ball, Romeo Adams, Hayden Avery (also known as “The Gnarly Hippie” Floyd Osbourne), The Hacker, The Mad Bomber, JT Playa, Stylin’ Bryan Silver, The Italianos, Sean Spears, C ody StecJe, Kris Chambers, Ash. Jace Fury, the beautiful and ath-
Angel and more.
a great feeling to see
them perform,” said Young, speaking
about his students
Management 101. The evening was
I £ reat *
time wrestling fan
from London. “When you walk into the arena to watch a wrestling show, everything
else in the world disappears. For
those two or three hours of action
"$howtime” has appeared on (World Wrestling
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
in the ring, reality
of a road
BCW event here at Conestoga. Several BCW “regulars” even
show their work and dedication of respect
“The wrestling fan
creature,” said Laforet. "Wrestling
about respect. That’s
wrestlers ask for and they
every time they step in
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,”
“Showtime” Eric Young, one
thought things went
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
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
The Hart Foundation. The Honky Tonk man is a former Intercontinental Champion and is
for the event,
the audience for their
outstanding work during the match. In other action,
defeated Alex Shelley via pin in
match of the Hometown youngster
Although many students are often broke after paying for tuition and rent. $15 isn’t too much to ask
Dux), El Tornado, Bobby Rude and many more gave Conestoga students
dream and loving it.
to our Career Practitioner program! A
WrestlePlex Ontario, also based in Cambridge, said he just loves per-
post-graduate program offered at our
a Career Practitioner?
and businesses manage
Where are There
the private sector, in
the jobs? for
and serve a wide range
no other feeling like it. They make me want to go to the ring and put on the best match 1 possibly can each and every time.” “Showtime’s” efforts seemed to pay off at Anger Management, as the whole crowd was behind the local youngster, cheering him on to an eventual victory over his opponent, Bobby Rude.
individuals to large organizations.
defeat fan favourites El Tornado and Kris Chambers.
Team BCW Tag The Champions. Gutter and The Hacker retained their titles when they defeated The Original Sinn much
and El Fuego. pated divas match. Jaime D used her size, strength, and cheating abilities to her advantage and In a
important to him
that he gets the fans involved in his to
matches and he always wants ensure all the fans are enjoying
themselves. "I think the\
of clients from
The Fanshawe College Career Practitioner postgraduate program begins in September, 2004 and is designed to meet the needs of those who are already working for
the field of counselling
and those looking
To find out more about this full or part-time program, and how prior education or experience can translate into credits call:
Cathy Grortdin Employment Services (519)
downsizing, and help people make decisions about
Young, the real-life Jeremy Fritz. “I'm going to work just as
Career practitioners help people choose a career and plan for career changes. They assist with job search
hard either way.
strategies, help individuals if
there’s tons of fans in the crowd,
or just a few people
not raking in the cash either.
forming for the fans. “It doesn’t matter
ness in the future.
These same indy
dance a little taste of what they have to offer the wrestling busi-
Our ever-changing work world needs
For more information on or any of its superstars, log on to www.bordercitywrestling.com.
Independent wrestling superstars such as “Showtime" Eric Young, The Hacker, “Dancing” Tyson
trained or had a
often goes unnoticed.
(formerly “Textbook” Tyson
“I'm so close
the lop rope.
“Showtime" Eric Young said up to the college to determine
of this talent, however,
craft in the ring.
Dark matches Raw and
through the curtains and hear them it pumps me up. There’s
to all students.
“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
matches as well. occur at
night long and proving
has wrestled in eight
and Ruffy Silverstein used under-
an event at the University of Toronto that was free
“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
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)
attendance, it was the young stars of who stole the show,
every second of
Canadians, said that if the student union is worried about the numbers
Although the legends did their job to entertain and shock the fans
and author of the book The Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame: The
trademark cradle piledriver on Williams, Lynn walked away with his
journalist as well as co-founder of
main event match-up him and his tag-team partner. The Honky Tonk Man, against “Mr. Windsor” A and Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart. his
television three times over the past couple months, and he
ing three-way dance. After hitting
an indy performance. Greg Oliver, a popular wrestling
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-
Jerry Lynn, a former
have gained him a lot of and worldwide expo-
like those of his fellow indy workers. He is one of lucky ones though. His
for Young, his dreams eontinue just
an escape from
’come out and work hard and do a good I job, it makes me feel
pro wrestling. "It's
drcn and adults of all ages lost themselves in the fantasy of
of pride leaching them lot
dy, raw talent and fun for all
one of highimpact,
— Page 9
The card was stacked on 19th,
crowd was behind
North America, entertained everyone in attendance as they invaded
and enjoying themselves from the opening bell to the final
invades rec centre
Border City Wrestling (BCW), arguably the most popular and successful independent profeswrestling
flHi (Photo by Jason &miuij
Angel Williams struts before fighting Jaime
BCW’s Anger Management 101 show
at the rec centre.
Bobby Rude applies
pressure to “Showtime” Eric
Young. Above, A-1 applies a knee the back of the
Man’s head, using the rope to choke him. Bottom right, The Hacker celebrates his BCW Tag Team Title after he and his tag-team partner Gutter retained their
from Sinn and
Left, Bobby Rude works over “Showtime” Eric Young in the
(Photo by Jason Smith)
1-888-TAXIGUY. DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE. CALL
— SPOKE, December
Take a By JENNIFER
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
traffic is so
view of the
The critically acclaimed musiThe Producers has been run-
ning for a couple of years and is still selling out: this musical has
most Tony Awards including
and best original score.
College students probably think they are too old for toy stores, no trip to
New York would
Schwarz, “the world of toys.” This world-famous store houses an unimaginable quantity of toys. As the company’s motto
ular tourist attraction throughout
you are lucky enough to be in New York on Dec. 3, make a trip
really the ultimate toy
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)
Below, the Rockettes is
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
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
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: think
monkeys and even
penguins. Animal feeding times
the semester to deal with procrastination, or are
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
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.
procrastination, you first need to recognize what avoidance technique you employ and whether you want to change it. Then you can try helpful approaches.
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.
A Message from Student
Zoo draw almost one
dazzle audiences at Radio City Music
located in a high traffic tourist
the 86-floor elevator ride to the
the year, but especially during the
of a century.
plete without a stop off at is
of Broadway’s hit shows.
The Rockefeller Center
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
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
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
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
and performances are popular, especially the seal show.
observatory level of the Empire
smells bad, sirens constantly blast
the Big Apple
Tourists looking for an unparal-
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
the ideal place to go:
â€” Page 13
into the CSI office, list your short childs age and gender as well as a of suggestions for what your child
Simply come list
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
— SPOKE, December
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Week of Nov. 30
Manage your money with
Respect those in power
September 23 October 22
soon gain recognition for
accomplishments. Don't forget
who made your You want to
but do not accept intimidation.
are rich but
be a willing
Tender words and sympathy bring the best results. Speak from
Food and become more appealing
not to overdo
Don't be indecisive. Say what you feel and move on. Situations are nowhere near resolution, so be patient. Don't sacrifice your
Second-year journalism student, Christina Bramburger, 20, meets with legendary porn actor Ron Jeremy after he performed a comedy act at The Manor on Nov. 14.
You may be doubting your up
ty to live
look for too
Rewards will when you work alone.
and you know just what
to say to
please others. But don't get so
close to associates that
a hard time thinking for yourself.
Rely on your
you work towards your
goals. This isn't necessarily bad,
as long as
you keep your goals
clearly in focus.
C HR ISTINA BRAMBURGER
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
“I always have a great time in Canada,” said Jeremy. Canadian women are more natu-
often change your course of
night with the porn king
You're an understanding listener
others at this time.
Believe in yourself, but don't
November 22 December 21
that path that is famil-
conventional you can be.
Your public image and
with friends or in the community are of great concern to
You're expecting things to
come Be careful not to give up away when they don't. You're
January 20 February 18
don’t see as
Jeremy has performed
into yourself. It’s time to
shrug off your current lack of focus.
cation teacher and he also received
not a good time to
a ^ one though.
Ask questions, new options.
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
show called The Surreal Live coming out in January.
He has to live in a house for 10 days with other celebrities ranging from Vanilla Ice to Tammy Faye
his girlfriend are
with the thought of being emotionally
been together for so many years loves each other to
pieces, but they find the sex
Jeremy does not want
remembered rather for his
He said working in the sex industry does not devalue sex with a woman he cares about.
Some day Jeremy
He never would have done porn if
theatre off-Broadway, he said.
see ^ answers an d try
feeling a desire to escape, to with-
"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-
year relationship with a
dream about being normal, down and having a wife
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
boy-next-door looks. “Now Em the overweight pizzadelivery-boy-next-door,” he said. Jeremy was once a special edu-
them hope as well.
ment industry 25 years ago when
because when men see him with beautiful women it gives stars
an entertainer. People got a kick out of him'”
a smart, friendly and
down-to-earth guy. “I have lived life pretty
terms. I’ve had fun, didn't
hurt anybody, did what
does see himself getting married and leaving
along the way.”'
do, didn't step on too tried to help
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— Page 15
Students don’t have time to read bestsellers By JENNIFER
Half of students questioned
random survey busy time for community. awards, prestigious Several including the Governor General Late autumn
between two and
Lord of the Rings movie
to read the
hours a week.
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
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
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
for his novel,
Between World of Vikram Lull. Australian author D.B.C Pierre was awarded the celebrated Man Booker Prize for Vernon God Little.
December and work,
said Phaedra McIntosh, 25.
at a library
much whatever book I
this third-year business
agement student, there
time to read them. However, time is not holding
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
bly wouldn't devote said
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
the Rings, said McIntosh. "It's
story with lots of
she said. "You really get
interesting to look at what, or
Conestoga College students are
into the book."
have always liked it because simple stories told in a simple way," he said. "I think it's a well"1
Other students prefer
time to read."
for this prize.
In light of the literature
school, a Fiance, a baby due in
"My mother works
by the Canada Council of the Arts and presented by the Governor
spend free time if there was any, said Chris Malz, 23, a third-year
This distinguished award, which is more than 60 years old, is given
lazy to get through
of times, but I'm far too
those in the literary
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.
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
monthly, with” their selection ranging from fashion magazines
and vogue and sports magazines like Fitness and Shape to male magazines like Maxim. like
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
Many book awards, including the Governor General Literary Award, the Giller Prize and the Booker Prize, have been granted.
— SPOKE, December
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csibod@conestogac. on. ca
a great time
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
a string of concerts that featured
The Constantines, Usher and
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.,
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
are touring in support of their third
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-
with a concert that was
also at Element.
Roberts burst onto the music in the summer of 2001 with
Roberts followed up
Pilate earned at
with the album
played Nov. 21.
which was United Stales on
Roberts rounded out blitz
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
supporting their latest
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
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
was boring. it would be more
same stage presence made Moist so enjoyable to
the stage at the cert held in
2003. His big
Toronto over the sum-
more even was show at Elements. entire set he had the crowd
could be a
enthralling in his
been on tour for a nummonths supporting the album. While on tour the group opened for David Usher, who also
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
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
of the Canadian music scene over the past decade with his former
because each show was amazing
reading more about the bands mentioned above should check out
band Moist. Usher left the group to start a solo career, and has met with
area have had five excellent opportunities to see great
own way. What can be
their live in
www.maplemusic.com. The has
Canadian bands, some of which are
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
Your Hideout, from the band’s debut album Caught by the Window (MapleMusic Recordings) drew the largest reaction from the capacity crowd. The performance
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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
were not disappointed. a
success. His last record,
but are sure
be one of the next big things in music. A browser is also able to listen to selected artists and order albums from the site.
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Baseball fans should be HEUCHERT
He becomes only Canadian
the complaining Canadian
given annually to the best pitcher. pitcher
received 28 first-place votes and votes,
had one of dominating
not winning a
much recogniGagne has proven
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
average allowed, and runners per
which means he’s only one or two innings a if the Dodgers were
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
ball players receive
became the first save more than 50
got off to a slow
took off after
Halladay was brought up through Blue Jays farm system, and
in April, but
didn’t lose a
for more than three months, winning 15 straight decisions, just one short of a league record set in
with five complete-game wins in his last six starts.
Remarkably, Halladay represents the fourth Blue Jay’s pitcher to
two seasons, Halladay was sent back to the minor leagues to work on his
the season, and finished the season
After a terrible
pitched four complete
in the first five
mechanics. Since returning he has a record of 41-14. If Halladay is any sign of what kind of pitchers are being brought up in Toronto, Blue Jay fans have a lot to
(Photo by Carla Sandham)
Wayne Dietz, a third-year business student, takes advantage of the throwing a football around on Nov. 20.
award in the past eight years. Hentgen won in 1996, and Roger Clemens won in 1997 and Pat
Halladay led the Major Leagues with 22 wins, and innings pitched
to fourth. In the past
out blowing a save opportunity. set
Writer’s Association of America.
League record with 55 saves, and became the first pitcher in Major League history to complete a 162-game season withalso
Loaiza came in second with only 63 points. Votes were given by the Baseball pitcher Esteban
two seasons Gagne has converted 63 saves, and become the first pitcher to post back to back 50 win sea-
record by striking out 15.0 batters
tied the National
seasons of any pitcher in history.
Gagne won the National League Cy Young Award,
The Los Angeles Dodgers
below .45. This season alone, he moved from 10th on the Dodgers all-time
teams were this past season, we sure have a lot to be proud of. On Nov. 13, Canadian-born their
games while keeping
the second win the award, and
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Let Ihe countdown begin.
rumours blow through
than Hurricane only a matter of time faster
*aptorland -laze I,
team is blown up. The Raptors, who were 6-7
Nov. 24, have
times this season
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
At home, the Raps are an impresthan sive 3-2, but they have more struggled away Canada Centre.
(Photo by Brandi Stevenson)
Kickina the pigskin around
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
Glen team up,
WATCHING THE CLOCK
Toronto has the disgruntled Jalen Rose coming to Toronto, along
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Break down the task. If big overwhelming break them down into
at a time.
more more manageable parts. You'll get Having done if you can do it piece by piece. starting. from away goals too big can scare you
need, ,hat the Raptors desperately
14 points per also :ame through Nov. 24. He is and assists lour to close lose has averaged
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
the past, and a to benefit
Jerome Williams, the JunkYard heart and Dost, has been Toronto's soul.
to the brings a love of basketball
game. He would be now missed by all Toronto fans, but
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need ready before you being the
and get it you re more
what you want Design Clear Goals. Think about Keep your sights it. and what needs to be done to get Have all the materials you realistic and get organized.
the morning, productive and mentally alert in then schedule difficult tasks then.
Rose was averaging 22
expressed his displeasure with
in order of their the things that need to be done and the priority. Start at the top greater the importance, the higher
Set Priorities. Write down
fmportance work your way down.
while his the time to trade him,
who was drafted by the overRaptors in the first round (21 averaged all) in 2000, has only Peterson,
for his career.
second man in the offence, but has never really found
to be the
Although it seems that trade talks breaking down between the sure Raptors and Bulls, you can be something. do will that Grunwald
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